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I live in a small unit with two housemates, and after thinking about it for a while I decided I'd like to get a pet- specifically, an axolotl. They're available around here for about 30 dollars, and I figured that in conjunction with doing my own research into keeping one I'd ask for some pointers on here, in case anyone has experience with them.
So are there any absolute do's/don'ts regarding keeping axolotls as pets? Anything I should get or avoid? Thanks for the input, if any.
London mayor calls for urban fox 'menace' to be tackled
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Boris Johnson has urged councils to tackle the "menace" of urban foxes after one of the animals bit the finger off a one-month-old baby boy.
The fox is thought to have attacked the baby on Wednesday afternoon, after entering his bedroom in Bromley, south-east London and dragging him from his cot.
Surgeons managed to reattach the baby's finger and the Metropolitan police are investigating the incident.
The London mayor said the attack, described by the RSPCA as highly unusual, demonstrated the need for action.
"They may appear cuddly and romantic, but foxes are also a pest and a menace, particularly in our cities," Johnson told BBC News.
"This must serve as a wakeup call to London's borough leaders, who are responsible for pest control.
"They must come together, study the data, try to understand why this is becoming such a problem and act quickly to sort it out."
Graham Jukes, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, said: "The fox issue is one that has been creeping up on us for a number of years now and it does need a strategic response."
But he said local authorities, which are already reducing their pest control provision as part of wider budget cuts, were unlikely to be able to come up with a unified solution.
"I don't think the clarion call of the mayor or anybody else will enable the resources to be made available to create a difference to the way this type of pest is coming into London and causing problems," he said.
Richard Moseley, technical manager at the British Pest Control Association, dismissed talk of a cull of foxes, saying it would take years and prove highly controversial.
"Fifty percent of people would be happy to see them controlled and fifty percent wouldn't want to see any control at all and would carry on encouraging them on to their properties and closer and closer to their homes, which is perhaps where the issue starts to arise,"
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Can we please have a thread that isn't about mammals for once? I'm sick of things with fur.
Anything other than mammals ITT. Fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, plants, bacteria, doesn't matter.
Pic is one of my tiger salamanders, looking up at a worm.