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/an/ is a board for the topics of animal husbandry, nature/outdoors, and weather. This board was under long-dead management from 2014 during the GG migrations, and is now under the control of the 4chan-centered /an/cord community.


1. Photos & gifs/webms of bestiality and animal cruelty is strictly forbidden.

2. All SFW images of animals and nature are welcome.

3. Discord/board meta threads are permitted, but are restricted to one thread for each.




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Discussion of the state of the board as well as other suggestions belong in this thread.

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Btw, cruelty was cut there.

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you mad white boy?

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Do reptiles dream?


There's evidence that other mammals dream, but a reptile's brain is a fair bit more primitive. Wait, do reptiles even sleep?



They do sleep. And cognitively speaking, monitors are on par with some birds. They can understand basic lever-prey systems.



Maybe they dream to one day be a dragon and fly?


Hope they don't for their own good

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This is a thread for the discussion and appreciation of birds.


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I've never had a bird. I wish I had a green cheek conure. Maybe one day.

pic related, it's just some random green cheek conure.


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birb is best birb

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Ok, I know these niggers can "talk" But is it anything past mimicry?

Can they communicate ideas with language? "Like fuck you go away" or "hey im hungry" or like "i wanna get out" "pet me" whatever


They can possibly remember something like "feed me" will get them food.



Alex the Parrot could identify objects with specific features, but sometimes identified every single object other than the ones he was supposed to. So that shows flexibility of thinking, if not language.



I've seen a few of them communicate simple stuff that didn't appear to be mimicry, but I'm not sure if they can learn more than that.


>Can they communicate ideas with language?

I've seen them shit on people being assholes to them at bird sanctuaries. Does that count?

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>mother buys a sea sponge
>to use it as a sponge while showering
>that sounds sick
>rubbing a corpse all over yourself to be clean, what the fuck
>she reminds me that we live off thousands of dead animals and sponges are more primitive even than plants anyway


>mother buys eggs

>to eat it for breakfast

>that sounds sick

>using an unborn chicken fetus as sustenance, what the fuck

>she reminds me that we live off of thousands of dead animals more primitive than we are anyway

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>being born with shitty claws

>not being born with thumbs to make superior tools

Animalfags btfo, pic related it's my fangs and claws.


Did you make those yourself?

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Tell me, anon, what do you think is the best insect?

This little guy is the Cataglyphis Bombycina, better known as the Saharan Silver Ant. How would you feel if I told you that an insect like this can tolerate more than 54°C and you don't? And look at his colours! Isn't that cute?


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I like bumblebees. They have cute butts.



Bumbles are pretty fucking cute, will have to agree with that.

I like a good variety of bugs. I've got an assassin bug in my room, I consider him my free roaming insect pet. He kills the little gnats that get in.


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>Tell me, anon, what do you think is the best insect?

The ones that emit light and the ones that are colorful or shiny.


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>you can only upload one file at a time

what is this faggotry

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>/an/ finally has its own mass shooter to put on the board-shooter list

What score do you think we should give Nasim, /an/?


>only killed self

A zero





She used a decent gun and targeted specific faggots, so the potential was there though. But killing no one is basically not finishing the project so I'll have to agree and give her an F



Wouldn't our "shooter" be some kind of maneating croc/shark/big cat?

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Ferrets aside, are there any mustelids that are remotely suitable as pets?


Fuck off petfag. They belong in the wild, not caged up in your tiny little home.

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>Never grew up with pets.

>Been in apartment for the past year of college.

>Lease ends p soon.

>Taking out the garbage

>See this adorable little thing.

LOL NIGGAS! I have a cat nao.

My brother is deathly allergic to cats, so I won't be able to bring it with me when I move back in with my parents.

I'll ask around for whoever the owner might be, tomorrow, but for tonight, do I need to worry about this cat shitting anywhere?

I fed him ONE can of tuna. Will that be enough to hold him over the night?

Dog owners like to feed their dogs chocolate and cheese even though it's poison for them. Is tuna poison to cats? I saw the cat eating grass outside, I didn't know cats did that.


If it's a stray you might want to get it checked for any diseases e.g rabies, asap.


“It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is more important to be right.”

“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”

“Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.”

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Post your favorite animal
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Post pictures of your pets who passed away.

Pic related. Died 4 years ago from kidney failure. He was a good pooch. Loved ear rubs. <:3

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Towards the end of this month, will be a year with out her. We had her for 8 years, we didn't know her age because we weren't her only owners, but she was a very old lady when we put her down.


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>a bunch weak little pussies and bitches

Just like the ones who own them.

Pic is from when they where young.


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I miss you buddy.


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My lovely boy of four and a half years in an old fusebox with his last rites and a dime to buy a cricket. When October rolls back around I'll visit his grave and play Deference for Darkness like last time. I don't care if you think its silly fuck you he was my friend.


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I still miss him. I want him back. I still remember building his athritis ramps and hand feeding him when he just couldn't keep up with his food anymore. I still remember his squinted gaze as he lay still in the artificial sun on his last day. He must have felt cold when death came to embrace him. His little body felt so fragile in my hands.

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List desperate evasion tactics homophobes use to deny homosexuality in animals.

My personal favs:

>le dominance

Only works if the subject is a dog, and even then anyone who owns a dog can distinguish between dominance and sexual humping.

>le it's not the same thing

Ah yes, having sex with the same gender is not the same thing as something defined by having sex with the same gender.

>outright anti-intellectualism

Desperation is always neat

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., animals are heterosexual , that depiction is humans playing with animal coding , and this is no cost information , ΘανΧσ βε το Θε Δελτα-Διφινιτυ ,.



…what are you on about now



>Ah yes, having sex with the same gender is not the same thing as something defined by having sex with the same gender

Pretty funny when you faggots use the exact same argument to try deflect from the fact that over 40% of pedophiles are men diddling little boys.



I plan on consuming poisonous mushrooms since theyre the epitome of natural


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>List desperate evasion tactics homophobes use to deny homosexuality in animals.

Why would I need to deny that animals can be mentally ill?

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