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Wow!  I love animals, all of them.
I didn't know these critters existed. Very interesting!
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I saw these odd creatures on a Discovery Channel show... they're a semi-aquatic rodent, and they're found in the swamps and floodplaines of South America, and they are usually prey for the humongous Anacondas there.  That is one BIG rodent!
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Wow, it's a capybara! I've never heard of anyone keeping them as pets. Can you imagine the damage this guy could do if he started chewing on your coffee table?
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Yeah....the coffee table, kitchen table, kitchen cabinets, garage door, side of the house, your car, bikes......you name it.  I don't know about you, but I cannot imagine that thing curled up at the end of the bed at night.  Heck, he might eat it!

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Yeah....the coffee table, kitchen table, kitchen cabinets, garage door, side of the house, your car, bikes......you name it.  I don't know about you, but I cannot imagine that thing curled up at the end of the bed at night.  Heck, he might eat it!

Haha, so true!!!!  You crackin me up right now!!   :P
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I wonder if it could be trained to ride a unicycle.  I can't really imagine anything cooler than a 100 pound rodent riding a unicycle and maybe dressed as Elvis!
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Ever notice how people often look like their pets?



« Last Edit: February 16, 2010, 02:25:51 PM by PPI Brian M »
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BRIAN MILLER!!!!  For SHAME!!!

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Gene Simmons has pets?? This would mean he'd have to relate to other beings.
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OMG Brian.... You didn't..... but you DID, and for that, I thank you!!! LOL   :P
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Gary, was that a Tosh.0 reference?  If so, BRAVO!  I love that show!

Brian, you are dead-on!  I can't believe I didn't notice the resemblance before!  Well played sir.
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LOL, Damian, I totally didn't mean to do that.... but you're right!!!  Total Tosh.0 line right there. 
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Right on, Brian!!!    :D   lol

This rat thing reminds me of ferrets.  You all know why ferrets are illegal in California, right?   Some ladies ferret ate her face.     |8x
« Last Edit: February 16, 2010, 09:24:11 PM by PPI Lillie »

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Seriously Lillie?  Is that really why?  I had always assumed that it was out of fear of feral ferrets impacting the local ecosystem.  A face-munching ferret huh?
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Seriously, the issue of ferret laws in California came up at work today, and we spent a few minutes researching it.  There are numerous cases documented about European ferrets attacking people, killing some, impacting agriculture, and killing animals.  No jokey.   

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Seriously, the issue of ferret laws in California came up at work today, and we spent a few minutes researching it.  There are numerous cases documented about European ferrets attacking people, killing some, impacting agriculture, and killing animals.  No jokey.   

Funny you mentioned that. I just did a parole search on a home today and guess what was running around on the ground? A farret. Cute little guy. Part of my job was to keep the little guy happy so he didn't eat anyone's face.
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haha!  That's why the ferret came up this morning.  lol lol lol   

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I had no idea that ferrets were potentially so dangerous.   :o
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Not a ferret, but this you tube clip came to mind as I read this post.  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF-0x1bLl7U
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The Dramatic Chipmunk!  I love that little guy.  I even have a t-shirt with him on it.  Good call Brian!
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