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Are glass snakes, which aren't really snakes and are limbless lizards, living ancestors of what we identify as snakes?
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>>2127841

No. They are more closely related to skinks than snakes.
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>>2127859

See the teeny tiny vesitigal feets there. Skinks of this and similar type move a lot like snakes most of the time. Some skink species have even smaller vestigial limbs to the point that they aren't used at all.
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Limb loss has happened a few times in lizards. While it is basically the same way snakes evolved, it's an independent event and much more recent.

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I want to create a subspecies of wild guinea pigs that could survive the harsh nature of northern Sweden (yes I'm serious)
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I would firstly breed the most suitable ones, most likely those long hair sods.
In a controlled environment that I could regulate and let them ease into the environment.
Next would be the food, I'm not sure they could survive on the native vegetation(?) but there's a lot of variations so maybe trying to adjust and see if later generations handles it better.
Another giant problem would be for the critters to survive the harsh autumns and winters, 60-70% of the year is dark and cold (at it's lowest the temperature can drop to -36 Celsius). Hibernation would be very optimal but they would mostly likely not have that ability.

Why do I want to do this? For science of course!!

But the question is where should I start?
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>release tons and tons of guinea pigs into the Swedish wild
>those with variations that allow them to survive will breed and pass on their genes
>???
>profit

Congrats, now you have a feral animal problem.
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Det finns ju redan i princip
https://sv.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fjällämmel

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How would a siberin husky x kelpie x dingo be like around cats? Mainly husky i think and she seems pretty chill
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Bad. That's a lot of prey drive.
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I would never trust it around cats personally.
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>>2131621

Fuck no, a dog like that should be doing agility at least.... thats a lot of drive.

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Hey /a/, I'm thinking of getting a dog for the first time since I was a kid, this will be my first dog alone so I have no idea what to do and ask for when visiting someone that happens to be selling their puppies (assuming not everyone is a breeder)

Can you suggest some basic questions and things I should be concerned of or observe?

How do you even choose when presented with about super nice puppies? Sounds hard.
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I would ask how big they will get, average energy level of each puppy, genetic problems, and the history of the mom and dad.
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>>2131283
Oh and also vaccine status/fixed status.
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>>2131284
How old do they need to be before vaccination? I asked this fishy ad on Craigslist with only one picture to tell me if the puppy was vaccinated or if he even had more pictures.

Got a "No puppy 2months" as response

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What is /an/'s opinion on Pulis?
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>>2131040
Thought it was whoopi Goldberg.
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>>2131039
"Cultural" Man the dog

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When you take your dog to the vet to get his vaccines is it normal for the vet not to see the dog? Just the assistants?
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Yes. They see a hundred dogs a day.
Vaccines are routine enough to not warrant the use of the vet's time.
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>>2130895
ty b/ro
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I worked at a clinic where a vet was only required if rabies was being given, as it required an exam.

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Is this a Lab? Why is it so light?
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>>2130858
Appears to be a golden retriever, not a lab

Also labs can be blonde in color, not unusual
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>>2130858
hair too long for lab. golden retriever.
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Don't want to alarm anyone but I think those flowers are shopped in

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Could anyone help me what kind of turtle/turtoise is this? Just found it next to the road, the pet shop already closed.
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looks like a box turtle

put it back and leave it alone.
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It is the rare Turkmenistan mountain tortoise that must have escaped it's owners home. take good care of it and wait until owners come pick it up.
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Box turtle, put it back in the woods.

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I take care of 5 feral cats (mom, dad, 3 sons) and they recently started fighting. They haven't done this before but for the past few days I constantly hear them hissing and growling and attacking each other. Is there anything I can do to stop them from attacking each other?

Also, only one of the sons is fixed. I plan on getting them all fixed but my vet isn't open over the weekend and I have work every day during the week, and since only my mom and the son that's fixed let them pet them, plus they aren't always in my yard

Inb4 "kill them"...
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>>2130808
Do you let them outside?
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>>2130808
The female is coming into season and the males are fighting over the right to breed her.
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>>2130808
Euthanasize them because they are cats

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/b/ees
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>>2130799
holy shit

do dogs look like that when they are allergic?

Because my dog often catches and eats bees/wasps
She apparently knows exacly how to kill them first, before eating them

She almost never gets stung, but when she did get stung, there was only minir swelling
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Best way to inflate a dog is to be a stoner.

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How do I know if I'm not allergic to cats anymore? And is there a way to get rid of cat allergies? Like some antidote or something?

Because I really want to buy a British Shorthair.. But I can't ever have one, because of my allergies.

In general, this is a cat thread. Post your cat pics.
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>>2130609
>rub cat on face
>itchy =allergic
>watery eyed =allergic
>sneezing/weezing= allergic
>fucking hives = go see a doctor allergic
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>>2130619
I have all these symptoms. H-help me!
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>>2130619
>Hives=go see a doctor

That's bullshit. I had daily reoccurring hives for a couple months all over my body and the Doctor did fuck all.

>Have you changed your detergent recently?
no
Have you changed your deodorant brand recently?
no
>have you got any new pets recently?
no

>dun... i dunno lol

They eventually went away on their own.

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Do you guys know what kind of dog this is?
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Looks like a brown recluse dog.
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>>2130602
Go fuck yourself with a cactus harry
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Probably a mutt, but it's a damn nice looking mutt.

What is your favourite reptile /an/?
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>>2130582

Tegu. It is entirely about their personality. Total goofballs. Too much lizard for me to ever keep as a pet but i'm always thrilled when i get to play with them. What i need is a next door neighbour with a tegu or two that I can babysit every once in a while. That would be perfect.
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>>2130582
Asiatic rat snakes of all kinds. Rats snakes in general are my favorite and have been for a good while. Outside of that, I like large boa constrictors. I have little interest in acquiring any reptiles outside of those parameters (though I do love my blue tongue skink :)
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>>2130582
I love monitors of any kind, they're cute but powerful. I'll prob get an ackie.

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My brother got a rottweiler mix from the pound last year. He refuses to buy dog food because he says the dog doesn't like it, so he just feeds the dog the same garbage he eats. He regularly feeds it things like pizza, fast food, and hot dogs. Sometimes he even fills the dog's water dish with soda because he thinks he's giving the dog a treat.

Three days ago the dog stopped eating, and wouldn't even touch the Domino's my bro ordered. The dog was whining and panting a lot and barely moved the last few days so my bro just took it to the emergency...
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Organ failure from a ton of fatty foods with more sodium and sugar than a dog was ever meant to have, let alone multiple times a day for a year

And nothing. People never learn. Just make sure he gets an old dog that's ready to die next time.
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Poor dog. Your brother is a retard.
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The vet will probably get on his ass for you, but in reality he probably accidentally poisoned the dog by giving it too much fucking garlic through the pizza and god knows what else, not to mention all the fat and salt and other crap.

Nothing you can do though except explain what certain foods do to dogs, and if he really wants to feed it something that isn't kibble, he should just look up homecooked meals. Unseasoned chicken breasts and shit.

Dogs can eat a lot of what we eat, but it's usually are spices that really get them, or certain foods that are...
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So I found this outside my house and we couldn't figure out what it is. If any of you amazing people could help me, I would appreciate it. We didn't kill the little guy so he is probably still alive, by the way. And I just want the information to satisfy my curiosity because he looks like nothing around here. Perhaps a moth? I don't know much about bugs.
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>>2130265
It's a male dobsonfly.
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>>2130266
Thank you very much, nobody I asked knew what it was. That's why I love /an/, best part of 4chan.
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>>2130268
If you find a similar looking one with much smaller pincers nearby, stay away. It's a female, and those fuckers can pinch.

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