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How sad, there s no way to keep a large wild animal healthy in the backyard.
This must be Big Cat Sunday on The BLOG. I don't think that tigers make great pets. I think about the Las Vegas man-couple where one of them was substantially eaten/malled on stage. A pet that can eat me whenever it feels like it is a 'bridge too far'. Tiger, Orca, 28' Burmese Python, etc.
They are beautiful, i just don't believe they are meant to be pets. Which poet said we were given housecats so we could pet a tiger? It's really true, and i just looked it up, it's Francois Joseph Mery, "God made the cat to give man the pleasure of stroking a tiger."
Jan: Our German Shepherd, Elke, at 104 pounds was the biggest we've ever achieved in our back yard, but she was never all that wild.
LL: The Las Vegas man-couple? Lol!! Yes, I remember them. Thank you for the reminder because had you not reminded me, their memory would've been destined to the dustbin of lost time forever. A pet that can eat you is a bad pet indeed, but your pet dog, however small, will eat you before your cat will. Cats are more finicky eaters.
Messymimi: Beautiful and burning bright. Never meant for house pets. Thank you for sharing that quote from F.J. Mery. I will remember that. "Did He who made the lamb make thee?" God is that way, isn't He?
You write of house cats, not of mountain lions, bobcats, lynx, jaguars and the other cats displaced by the fire near the White Wolf Mine. They'll eat selected parts of you, preferring what I generally refer to as "guts" (soft muscle tissue and viscera). I think that dogs (less selective) will eat whatever they can get their teeth into. Which is cold comfort if you're the one on the receiving end of the tooth and claw.
"There are more tigers in the U.S. than there are left in the wild..." Well, that stinks. I've been watching episodes of Lone Star Law on Animal Planet and most of those folks can't care for a raccoon let alone a tiger.
LL: I get you about the wild cats. Of course I don't write about mountain lions, bobcats, lynx & jaguars because I don't live in East Butt F*** like you do. In my neighborhood, I get excited when I see some raccoons, a possum and an ocassionnal peacock. I can't tell you the last time I had an encounter with a wild cat.... that's probably because I never had one. My cat encounters have all been of the domestic short hair ones for me.
DaBlade: I have a degree in biology. I want to save all the animals. Heck, I want to save all the humans, too
I will pass on one of these as a pet. It's already been covered quite well by others.I linked this post to Awww Mondays though. Have a fabulous day. ♥
I would Love to play with the big cats.Longer vids out there.
Las Vegas was Siegfried & Roy. The story I have is that one of the guys slipped and fell onto the stage and the white tiger who went after him was trying to protect him. Cats instinctively grab the back of the neck to pull a cat away from danger. Unfortunately, too strong of a bite on the back of a too fragile neck. Regardless, accident or otherwise, it is easy to wind up dead or paralyzed which is what I think happened to this guy.
Sandee: We have covered the big cats well.
Kid: I agree. I don't think the tiger was trying to hurt him either. Tigers are so big compared to humans that I don't think they understand the size differencial. That's why humans shouldn't be around tigers.
Tiger, tiger! Awesome! Happy Week to you,A ShutterBug Explores,aka (A Creative Harbor)
Are there more Trash Pandas in Florida than gators? We know that the trash pandas flourish even as the tiger population plummets. BUT what if there was a tiger sized raccoon? Scientists in a lab need to engineer one.
Carol McKenna: Tiger, tiger burning bright... awesome indeed.
LL: I don't know the stats. Anecdotal evidence shows I've seen plenty of raccoons in my backyard, but no gators yet. My husband has seen many gators on the golf course, but never a single raccoon. I did recently see a story on Drudge Wave Of Huge Alligators Wreaking Havoc Across Southern States It's gator mating season.
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