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How long does it take for an animal to decompose? There's squirrels where I live so that's a new experience for me, so for the last year I've watched them scurry around the trees outside my house. Today I woke up to see a neighborhood cat had killed one and was eating it.
I don't want to say I'm a "collector", because that makes me sound like a psychopath, but over the years I've acquired a few animal skulls. My mom gave me a cat one, and a preserved shark head. I found a cow skull on the beach that I got professionally cleaned. Anyway, the cat had detached the squirrel's head, so I buried it as deep as I could, not that deep because I hit cement, but I put some rocks on top to keep bigger animals out. I'll monitor it for the next few weeks, but how long will it take for the head to revert itself to just bone through decomposition? My lease is up in June, will that be enough time? It gets pretty wet here so I'm hoping that will help speed things along.
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>Make a bear character in D&D 3.5
>Make bear a rogue, put every point I can into disguise
>Prestige class as a spy to get more disguise
>DM says I can't speak english
>Max out bluff
>By growling and gesturing, I can fake speaking a language I don't speak (english) use money to hire a butler NPC
>Give him magical item to let him speak bear
>"An excellent suggestion, Mister Bearington. We really should ask the group to investigate the Black Marsh
>Over the course of the game, be knighted as Sir Bearington
>Queen holds a dinner in my honor.
>A guest becomes the first man to ever make a perception check that can beat my disguise
>Man is escorted out of the castle while the guards apologise profusely for the indignity
>"We're so sorry, Sir Bearington, very sorry for this man's behavior"
also general DnD thread with stories of your animal classes
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I recently found out about the Blue Paul Terrier, and I was wondering how one would go about 'resurrecting' the breed, as happened with the Olde English Bulldogge. I got in touch with some breeders specialising in Blue pitbulls, but they were basically retards. One guy said it was the same breed, which it isn't, pitbulls are largely descended from Staffordshire Bull Terriers (although they also have Blue Paul bloodlines, which results in the occasional blue staffy and American Staffordhsire terrier). The Blue Paul was only ever a 'blue' colour, with occasional brindle pups which were called 'red smuts' Pitbulls come in a huge range of colors with myriad features, wheras the Blue Paul had a very specific look.
Anyway none of them were interested in running a breeding program, not surprisinlgy I suppose given the cost, and then the difficulty in achieving breed recognition from the american kennel club etc.
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Hey /an/, my cat keeps squatting everywhere but not peeing. He has managed to pee a little in the box though, but just a little.
He is also licking his genitals excessively and sitting in ways that don't put pressure on them.
How likely do you think this will turn out to be something minor like a UT infection vs. something serious like kidney stones?
I've got a vet appointment for him later today, but I'm a bit of a poorfag.
It'll probably take all of my disposable cash(and probably some of my utility bill money), but I should be able to afford the medicine for a UT infection. But there is simply no way I'd be able to pull together the $1000+ surgery bill if it is a stone.
Also, is a UT infection communicable? I've got three other cats to worry about as well.
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The world in a jar: Is this the sort of world we wish to leave to our children?
The final resting place of the last dusky seaside sparrow is a glass bottle in the Ornithology Collection at the Florida Museum of Natural History. The bird's eyes are heavily mantled, and its feathers have been ruffled by the alcohol that nearly fills the bottle. A paper tag states that the bird, an old male, died on June 16, 1987. Three and a half years after that sparrow's death, a terse entry appeared in the Federal Register announcing that the dusky seaside sparrow was now extinct and had been removed from the federal government's list of endangered and threatened wildlife. Neither the bird nor its critical habitat—the salt marshes of Florida's Merritt Island, which is
also the home of the John F. Kennedy Space Center—would be protected any longer by the Endangered Species Act.
What killed the sparrows of Merritt Island? In a word, improvements. No one ate the dusky seaside sparrow or hunted it for sport. Its nests weren't vandalized, nor was it suddenly preyed upon by a newly introduced predator. But by spraying with DDT to control mosquitoes and building impoundments that allowed freshwater vegetation to take over the salt marshes, humans adjusted the ecosystem—hoping to improve their own lives—and discovered, too late, how finely attuned to its home in the cordgrass the dusky seaside sparrow really was. That last bottled sparrow is what a species looks like when its habitat has vanished for good.