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Old 05-04-2016, 03:52 PM   #2645861  /  #101
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New greeting image fer TR's Intros forum, yall.

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Old 05-04-2016, 08:16 PM   #2645990  /  #102
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lol, that's actually pretty good.
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That catches some of the psychotic essence of TR pretty well!
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It's a triscatlion!
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Old 05-05-2016, 02:08 AM   #2646163  /  #105
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not sure if I ripped this one off from here, but another welcome.gif option:


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It's a triscatlion!
Don't be silly. They're not lions.
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I dunno. Feral cats act more like lions than most wild felines. They associate in colonies, queens hang out together with kittens, juvenile toms are playful and hang out together, mature toms will fight, are territorial, and will kill kittens that aren't their own, just like lions.
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Don't be silly. They're not lions.
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ETA: I'm pretty sure you're joking and already know I was aiming for a play on "triskelion", but I'm pretty bad at picking up humor, so I figured I'd double check
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I dunno. Feral cats act more like lions than most wild felines. They associate in colonies, queens hang out together with kittens, juvenile toms are playful and hang out together, mature toms will fight, are territorial, and will kill kittens that aren't their own, just like lions.
Are lions about the only big cat that forms groupings in that way? Most of the others are pretty independent loners, aren't they?
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Mostly. Cheetahs though:

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Cheetah are active mainly during the day; hunting is the major activity. Adult males are sociable despite their territoriality, forming groups called "coalitions". Females are not territorial; they may be solitary or live with their offspring in home ranges
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That's pretty cool. Reinforces my desire to have a cheetah as a housepet. Never gonna happen, but a gal can dream Can you imagine some poor robber breaking in thinking the worst thing he'll have to deal with is the family dog, then realizing there's a very sharp ginormous kitty sitting there? Makes me grin.
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That last one is awesome.
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That's pretty cool. Reinforces my desire to have a cheetah as a housepet. Never gonna happen, but a gal can dream Can you imagine some poor robber breaking in thinking the worst thing he'll have to deal with is the family dog, then realizing there's a very sharp ginormous kitty sitting there? Makes me grin.
Cheetahs need a lot of exercise. Standard poodles are bad enough. The one we had yonks ago used to do laps of the house. Inside. At full speed.

Siamese cats used to be used as guard cats. They worked much like drop bears (or so the story goes).
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I saw a cat, quite a small one, drop on a housemate with full intent to kill. The man deserved it. It was a young cat and he tormented it a lot, never hurt it, but made it afraid of him. One day I noticed the cat hanging around the railing at the top of the stairs, peering down now and then. So when buddy walked up the stairs, the cat just went for him from above, dug its claws in his scalp and started chewing on his head. It took him a minute or two to pry it off, at which point the cat shot off away while he stood there bleeding from a whole lot of little holes. I told him it served him right.
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Old 05-07-2016, 11:45 AM   #2646987  /  #117
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haw haw, borealis, that feller sounds like he got what was comin to him.

Here goes a video of cats bein jerks, and not everyone's deservin of the bites and scratches.

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Click this, yall: http://theworstthingsforsale.com/wp-...4/cat-bank.mp4
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I saw a cat, quite a small one, drop on a housemate with full intent to kill. The man deserved it. It was a young cat and he tormented it a lot, never hurt it, but made it afraid of him. One day I noticed the cat hanging around the railing at the top of the stairs, peering down now and then. So when buddy walked up the stairs, the cat just went for him from above, dug its claws in his scalp and started chewing on his head. It took him a minute or two to pry it off, at which point the cat shot off away while he stood there bleeding from a whole lot of little holes. I told him it served him right.
Go kitty, go!
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:02 PM   #2651998  /  #122
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The 'fossa' .... not a cat. Just like a lot of animals on Madagascar it's kind of like a civit and kind of like a mongoose.

but it looks and acts like a cat



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aint never seen that before
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is it a sweet cuddly pet too?
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http://www.wired.com/2015/01/creatur...n-facts-fossa/
1. Their scientific name means “hidden anus.”
5. Fossas communicate largely through scent glands.
9. Female fossas are temporarily masculine. The female fossa undergoes a strange developmental stage during adolescence known as transient masculinization, unique to fossas. She develops an enlarged, spiky clitoris that resembles the male’s penis, and secretes an orange substance on her underbelly which is usually only seen in mature males. Adult females lack these features. It’s unclear what purpose this transient masculinization serves, but scientists hypothesize that it protects juvenile females from either sexual harassment by adult males or aggression from territorial females.

10. Fossas have an unusual mating system. A receptive female occupies a site high in a tree, below which males will congregate and compete for mating rights. She may choose to mate with several of her suitors over the next week, and bouts of copulation may last for several hours. This lengthy mating is partly due to the backwards-pointing spines on the male’s penis, which results in a copulatory tie that is difficult to break. Once the first female has left, a new female will take over the mating site. The same trees are frequently used year after year. This mating system, in which a female monopolizes a site and chooses her mates, seems to be unique among carnivores.
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