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I have green anoles

Ones named emerald the other is named hazelnut Because she's the color of hazel eyes and it's a bit greenish

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2024/02/28
05:45 UTC

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school project about statistics using dogs

Hello members of r/Animals I have a school project about statistics and so the topic I chose was what breed of dogs people like and why that dog breed is great. and yes before you get in the comments I did try to put this on r/dogs but new members of that subreddit cannot post and I had never gone there before and so I could not post this google form there. so I ask you, members of r/Animals can you help me with my school project about statistics please and thank you:) this is the form that I need filled out by yalls. https://forms.gle/YLRPvjvCmpogkMvK9

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2024/02/28
00:31 UTC

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I want to trap a mouse that lives in my house and keep it as a pet. Otherwise it takes its chances out in the field. What do you all think?

I'm 46M I live in an old house in a rural area in the UK. I live with one dog and my elderly father.

There's at least one mouse living in my house atm. I've had mice come in a few years ago and trapped them (gently) and released them in a field far away but afterwards I read that most mice released like this die very soon trying to live wild. I'm a bit autistic (Asperger's) and I'll literally fight to save a spider going down my drain so this didn't sit well with me. Call me a wimp if you want but know I'm 197cm 130Kg and can throw my own weight across the room with one hand.

This new mouse (or several I'll let you all know when I trap it/them I think it's only one but mice are like ants, they don't live alone lol. I'm going to refer to it as just one from now on) is very brave and runs right across the floor when I'm watching TV. He stops when I turn on the light then keeps moving if I put the TV on. I've talked to him and I swear he looked right at me. I think this little dude has lived his whole life in my house and has no fear of anything. My dog is a livestock guardian breed so when she saw the mouse I just said to leave it and now it walks right past her too she ignores it like the spiders, I made sure she was well trained. Dad has been feeding it cheese so they're tight I think it watches aircrash investigations with him on TV.

So ideally I'd be live and let live but I've done dangerous work on building sites and one of the basic things they stressed was don't get wiles disease from rat urine/feces. I know some of you are just thinking it's fucking vermin why isn't already dead but some of you are thinking every life is precious right? I'll listen to all of you and I'll respond to anyone that asks politely.

So here's my thoughts. I've got my dad and me and the dog to worry about and I keep a clean house. I can't have mice pissing and shitting on everything so that has to stop. However this mouse is cool, he deserves not to take his chances with the birds of prey and I want to trap him (again humanely I bought a good quality trap a while ago) and put him in an awesome cage (with his own private area) and feed him top quality food. If he acts relaxed I'll keep him in the living room and he can watch TV with me but if he's stressed I'll keep him somewhere quiet.

If not the cage then he'll have to take his chances out in the field with the rest of the wild mice but seeing as he's fearless and clueless that's probably a death sentence. Only other option is to use a death trap that'll at least make it quick (compared to being eaten). I know it's generally accepted it's a bad idea to try to make a wild animal a pet but given he's not stressed by me I think he'd prefer the cage to death if he could choose.

So Reddit, what do you think?

1 - Keep it

2 - Kill it

3 - The field

4 - ?

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2024/02/27
20:50 UTC

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Shortage of Donkeys in Africa

Africa curbs donkey exports

📷Universal Images Group via Getty Images/Giovanni Mereghetti

Chinese demand for gelatin is decimating donkey populations in Africa, prompting officials to curb exports of the animals. Donkey skins have long been coveted in China for their use in traditional medicines and luxury beauty products, which became more mainstream as incomes rose in the country. But slaughtering donkeys robs rural African families of animals they rely on for farming and transportation, and their numbers have fallen by half in some countries compared to a decade ago. The rapid declines led the African Union this month to adopt a continent-wide ban on donkey hide exports, as the head of an animal protection organization called the animals a “means of survival in Africa.”

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2024/02/25
22:22 UTC

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2024/02/25
19:59 UTC

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Recommendations for artists who draw large amounts of animals by taxonomical order?

Getting into seeing most of every animal in one image recently , so drop links in the comments!

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2024/02/25
14:04 UTC

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Wolves Near Chernobyl Develop Cancer-Resistant Genes

These wolves are exposed to radiation levels over six times the safety limit for humans, showing altered immune systems and genetic changes that protect against cancer.

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2024/02/25
08:36 UTC

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Bite force ?

Hoping someone can help me out here. If there’s a better sub to ask this please let me know.

So if you google what animal has the strongest bite force it will show either hippos (1820 PSI) or saltwater crocs (5,000PSI)

But then if you look up what the PSI of an orca is….its 19,000 PSI. But I find no articles saying it has the strongest bite force in the animal kingdom. Why is that?

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2024/02/24
19:15 UTC

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Question: How do Alpha wolves work outside of a pack?

Hypothetically, if a male wolf came across a lone female wolf, would it consider the male another pack the way a full pack would? or would it join the male wolf's side making it the alpha automatically?

wolves usually travel in packs so i'm curious what behavior a wolf without a pack would exhibit when meeting another such wolf

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2024/02/24
14:50 UTC

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Question: how can I begin bird watching?

Every since I went on fishing trips with my family, the birds are my favorite part of the trip. I love taking photos of them. But I don’t think just my phone is enough. Especially for far distances. Any advice on the following:

-good spots -cheap light long distance cameras -cheap eyeglasses

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2024/02/24
06:21 UTC

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