At the zoo

Discussion in 'Photography' started by PeterN, Oct 16, 2013.

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    PeterN Guest

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    Mort Guest

    As I understand it, apes are vegetarians, and unless provoked or mating,
    are rather peaceful creatures who sleep a lot. Movies such as King Kong
    gave them a bad name, above and beyond what they deserve.

    As they say in Brooklyn, Pretty they ain't.

    Mort Linder
     
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    Savageduck Guest

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    Tim Conway Guest

    Along with what Mort said. They're usually pretty docile. I've read
    somewhere that if you ever meet up with one in the wild, just fold your arms
    in front of you. They take that as a sign of friendliness and peaceableness
    and probably won't hurt you.
     
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    PeterN Guest

    We should distinguish gorillas from chimps. Both are apes. Both are
    omnivores, but a gorillas non-vegatarian diet consists of insects and
    slugs. You are correct that gorrrillas are generally peaceful and will
    try to avoid conflict. Chimps on the other hand can be quite vicious.
    They also are meat hunters.
    <http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~stanford/chimphunt.html>

    iIRC they are genetically the closest mamal to humans, having about 96%
    of our genes in common.
    Chimps have also been known to start unprovoked attacks on people.
    They don't make good pets.
     
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    Savageduck Guest

    Ditto, baboons. None of these primates should ever be considered as
    pets. The only reason they should be in zoos is to ensure against
    extinction.
     
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    PeterN Guest

    In my scuba diving days i learned that most creatures will not harm you
    unless they pervasive you as a threat, or a meal.
    I made my comment with tongue in cheek, only because of his expression.
    He had just finished munching on a leaf.
     
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    Savageduck Guest

    Sometimes your choice of words just cracks me up.
    In this case it is "pervasive". Could you possibly have meant to type
    "perceive"?
     
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    PeterN Guest

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    PeterN Guest

    Yup! Mea Culpa!
     
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Ah, quarterly earnings report time ...

    --
    "Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional,
    illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media,
    which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible
    to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end."
    -Unknown
     
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    Savageduck Guest

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    Tony Cooper Guest

    The most harmful thing I ever encountered scuba diving was fire coral.
     
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    PeterN Guest

    I tried to take pictures of barracuda, but they kept turning away. A
    school of bluefish once bit my regulator, while his friends were
    chomping on my wetsuit.

    I know someone who had 33 stitches when he was bitten by a blue shark.
    The dummy tried to use it as a horse.
     
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I slipped into the water with a large baracuda off of the dock in Mexico
    - he stayed for one shot (with a cheap P&S "disposable") and then
    wandered off.


    --
    "Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional,
    illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media,
    which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible
    to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end."
    -Unknown
     
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    Savageduck Guest

    ....but he & Siegfried purr best together.
     
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    J. Clarke Guest

    The local zoo used to have a very dangerous mountain lion. She was
    dangerous because any time she saw a lap she tried to curl up in it,
    which worked out fine when she was a kitten, but when she hit 120 pounds
    it caused problems.
     
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