/r/Creatures_of_earth

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Our community is for people to share information about the life we share our planet with, and discuss those creatures and the issues surrounding them.

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Welcome to the Creatures_of_earth community!

In this community anybody can share interesting facts and information on the bizarre beings inhabiting our planet. Feel free to talk about any creature from lizards, fish, microorganisms, or even plants! Living or extinct, as long as they existed on earth at some point. Just try to make it as interesting and informative as possible!

Find our sub traffic here if you're interested.


RULES

1) Absolutely NO harassment of any kind is permitted.

2) No witch-hunting.

3) Giving and receiving criticism is part of life- make sure to be respectful of others' opinions.

4) Reposting is limited. See content guidelines for more details.

5) Please don't post questions directly, rather ask them in the comments or send a message to a moderator if necessary, we're here to help.

6) Feel free to request posts on certain creatures. Requests should be entitled [REQUEST] (or using the request flair) and name of creature. There will usually be a request thread each month, if you prefer to wait for that.

7) Read through the content guidelines before submitting a new post.

8) Have fun!


Content Guidelines

All posts must contain at least one picture of a creature along with informative text about it. Example of high quality post. Gifs and videos are allowed in addition to the minimum requirements.

Posts must be related to creatures. This does not mean specifically animals, but anything that is/was alive on our planet. This includes plants and microorganisms (viruses, bacteria, fungi, etc). Strictly no fictional/fantasy creatures.

A post does not have to focus on a single species, but can focus around a certain group or type of creature if you want to include multiple species.

All creature posts must be informative in some way. It is allowed (and encouraged!) to include some humor, but the main content of the post should be informative.

An album may only be reposted to the sub 8 months after it was originally posted. The repost must also link to the original thread and be flaired appropriately. If you are posting someone else's work, you must credit them in the comments. We encourage you to rework or update old information if it is necessary.

Remember to flair your post as NSFW if it contains excessive gore or sexual/disturbing images.

We reserve the right to remove any posts that we find lazy, uninformative or in violation of these guidelines. You can message the mods if you feel any content removal is unfair or unjustified.


Related Subreddits

/r/Awwducational

/r/aww

/r/Wildlife

/r/Pets

/r/Natureismetal

/r/wildlifephotography

/r/LikeUs

(feel free to contact the mods to suggest other related subreddits)

/r/Creatures_of_earth

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HONEY BADGER ─ A Weasel on Steroids That Just Don't Care!

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2024/03/24
19:42 UTC

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What In The World Could It Be

If Anyone Can Please Explain What Is In My House

1 Comment
2024/03/23
20:19 UTC

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What is this?

14 Comments
2024/03/23
19:54 UTC

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What is this creature

2 Comments
2024/03/23
15:53 UTC

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MARABOU STORK ─ The Undertaker Bird

0 Comments
2024/03/10
20:07 UTC

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MUSKOX ─ Titan Tank of the Arctic

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2024/02/26
17:55 UTC

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Unveiling The Mysteries Of The Ocean's Apex Predator: The Great White Shark

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2024/02/25
03:25 UTC

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Awesome giraffes in the wilderness. We caught them on camera. Check the video in the comment section

1 Comment
2024/02/17
19:58 UTC

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European badgers on a forest mission

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2024/02/13
09:40 UTC

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FISHING CAT ─ The Cunning Feline that Hunts Underwater

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2024/02/11
17:46 UTC

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Anyone know what this is?

Found in water at beach and was pulsating while dripping a orange liquid. It was just floating around

20 Comments
2024/01/18
10:26 UTC

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MOOSE ─ The Drunken' Divin' Fightin' Forest Giant

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2024/01/15
16:24 UTC

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Reptiles VS Mammals

Few days ago I watched Netflix documentary called “life on our planet” and it made me wonder, what if evolutionary life just became a confrontation between reptiles and mammals? There were few periods in Earth evolution, when mammals were dominant creatures such as lystrosaurus which were dominant after Permian-Triassic extinction event and for a long time in early Triassic epoch until reptiles in face of erythrosuchidae became a dominant class. And then in Triassic epoch started dinosaurs era, when mammals were just food for them. Now we live in an era of mammals (humans) and I can’t answer two questions:

  1. Is now really a mammals era? Or just reptiles who had been developed in dinosaurs and then in birds now became a highest evolutionary creatures and we live in their simulation or just under their control and don’t know about that?
  2. If now we living in mammals era (humans as the most intelligent creatures) reptiles might be in “waiting” mode and in future there will be war between mammals and reptiles, or even a reptiles era?
1 Comment
2024/01/08
14:54 UTC

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SAND CAT ─ The Pint-sized Grim Reaper of Desert Vipers!

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2023/12/29
15:18 UTC

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Two Playful Beech Martens 😀

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2023/12/22
13:38 UTC

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PHILIPPINE EAGLE ─ The Crowned Monkey Eating Tyrant of the Sky!

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2023/12/18
16:44 UTC

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Furry friends 😀

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2023/12/13
18:38 UTC

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GOLIATH TIGERFISH ─ Demon Fish on Steroids that Kills Crocodiles

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2023/12/03
22:20 UTC

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BRAZILIAN WANDERING SPIDER ─ You'll Get a "Boner" and Die !!

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2023/11/26
20:30 UTC

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Interesting find in an old rotten stomp

0 Comments
2023/11/21
09:59 UTC

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PILOT WHALE ─ Even Orcas are Afraid of the Cheetahs of the Deep Sea!

0 Comments
2023/11/06
20:04 UTC

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PALLAS'S CAT aka MANUL ─ The World's Rarest Most Tempered Grumpy Cat

0 Comments
2023/10/27
11:36 UTC

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Busy bees

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2023/09/29
06:22 UTC

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FALSE KILLER WHALE ─ The Fierce Doppelgänger of the Mighty Orca

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2023/09/25
13:48 UTC

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Manta Ray NIGHT Snorkel Tour || Hawaii Big Island, Kona

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2023/09/15
18:16 UTC

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Unidentified creature

Preface: This may sound made up but me and my brother have the same recollection of the following event. If you have any idea what we may have seen please let me know tyia.

So about 12 years ago me (7 at the time) and my younger brother (6 at the time) loved to play outside. We played games such as chef and adventurer with our imaginations. My backyard has a double hill with some light woods behind it that eventually lead to an old abandoned dynamite crusher. Me and my brother stuck to the hills and the small area of woods on our property. One day we decided to eat our lunch outside, pb&j a easy snack for a summer day. My brother hated the crust but my mom refused to cut it off and insisted he just tried it. Well this day like most others he didn’t want to so we came up with the brilliant idea to leave it in a blue plastic pail and hang it on a flower hanger to see if anything would eat it. We continued to play at the bottom of the hill when suddenly we heard something, a large creature emerged black in color with bird like feathers it walked on its two legs up to the pail and ate the crust. We being terrified children ran inside to our mom. When we looked back out to show her it was gone. I have never seen this creature again and me and my brother have went years without talking about it. It randomly popped into my mind and I was convinced it was a dream I was making up but when I asked my brother he had the same recollection as me describing it as a large black bird 2 times as tall as either of us making it in a 6-8ft range. Does anyone know what this could be ? We both knew what turkeys and vultures were at the time so hard to imagine it was either of those. We also live in CNY if that means anything.

4 Comments
2023/09/08
01:31 UTC

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MONGOOSE ─ Even The King Cobra and Black Mamba are Afraid of This Snake Killer

0 Comments
2023/09/03
20:12 UTC

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