At the zoo

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

  1. PeterN

    PeterN Guest

    foe some reason I would not like to tangle with this guy


    <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/gorilla111.jpg>

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    Mort Guest

    PeterN wrote:
    > foe some reason I would not like to tangle with this guy
    >
    >
    > <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/gorilla111.jpg>
    >


    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

    On 2013-10-16 12:48:21 -0700, PeterN <> said:

    > foe some reason I would not like to tangle with this guy
    >
    >
    > <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/gorilla111.jpg>


    ....but sometimes all that sort of guy wants to do, is sit down and have
    a deep, meaningful relationship.
    < https://db.tt/XKiwKLrP >

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  4. PeterN

    Tim Conway Guest

    "PeterN" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > foe some reason I would not like to tangle with this guy
    >
    >
    > <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/gorilla111.jpg>
    >

    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.
     
    Tim Conway, Oct 16, 2013
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  5. PeterN

    PeterN Guest

    On 10/16/2013 4:06 PM, Mort wrote:
    > PeterN wrote:
    >> foe some reason I would not like to tangle with this guy
    >>
    >>
    >> <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/gorilla111.jpg>
    >>

    >
    > 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


    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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  6. PeterN

    Savageduck Guest

    On 2013-10-16 14:02:27 -0700, PeterN <> said:

    > On 10/16/2013 4:06 PM, Mort wrote:
    >> PeterN wrote:
    >>> foe some reason I would not like to tangle with this guy
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/gorilla111.jpg>
    >>>

    >>
    >> 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

    >
    > 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.


    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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  7. PeterN

    PeterN Guest

    On 10/16/2013 4:57 PM, Tim Conway wrote:
    > "PeterN" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> foe some reason I would not like to tangle with this guy
    >>
    >>
    >> <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/gorilla111.jpg>
    >>

    > 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.
    >
    >


    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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    PeterN, Oct 16, 2013
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  8. PeterN

    Savageduck Guest

    On 2013-10-16 14:11:10 -0700, PeterN <> said:

    > On 10/16/2013 4:57 PM, Tim Conway wrote:
    >> "PeterN" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> foe some reason I would not like to tangle with this guy
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/gorilla111.jpg>
    >>>

    >> 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.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > 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.


    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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    Savageduck, Oct 16, 2013
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  9. PeterN

    PeterN Guest

    On 10/16/2013 5:10 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    > On 2013-10-16 14:02:27 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    >
    >> On 10/16/2013 4:06 PM, Mort wrote:
    >>> PeterN wrote:
    >>>> foe some reason I would not like to tangle with this guy
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/gorilla111.jpg>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> 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

    >>
    >> 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.

    >
    > 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.
    >


    But baboon babies are so cute! This one was just afew days old.
    <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/baboon%20nursing2.jpg>

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    PeterN, Oct 16, 2013
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  10. PeterN

    PeterN Guest

    On 10/16/2013 5:15 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    > On 2013-10-16 14:11:10 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    >
    >> On 10/16/2013 4:57 PM, Tim Conway wrote:
    >>> "PeterN" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> foe some reason I would not like to tangle with this guy
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/gorilla111.jpg>
    >>>>
    >>> 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.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> 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.

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


    Yup! Mea Culpa!

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    Alan Browne Guest

    On 2013.10.16 15:48 , PeterN wrote:
    > foe some reason I would not like to tangle with this guy
    >
    >
    > <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/gorilla111.jpg>


    Ah, quarterly earnings report time ...

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    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."
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  12. PeterN

    Savageduck Guest

    On 2013-10-16 14:51:46 -0700, PeterN <> said:

    > On 10/16/2013 5:10 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    >> On 2013-10-16 14:02:27 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    >>
    >>> On 10/16/2013 4:06 PM, Mort wrote:
    >>>> PeterN wrote:
    >>>>> foe some reason I would not like to tangle with this guy
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/gorilla111.jpg>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> 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
    >>>
    >>> 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.

    >>
    >> 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.
    >>

    >
    > But baboon babies are so cute! This one was just afew days old.
    > <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/baboon%20nursing2.jpg>


    Then perhaps you might like a kiss from this one?
    < http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3157/2354925562_1b43c4f4c6_o.jpg >


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    Savageduck
     
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  13. PeterN

    Tony Cooper Guest

    On Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:11:10 -0400, PeterN
    <> wrote:

    >On 10/16/2013 4:57 PM, Tim Conway wrote:
    >> "PeterN" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> foe some reason I would not like to tangle with this guy
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/gorilla111.jpg>
    >>>

    >> 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.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >In my scuba diving days i learned that most creatures will not harm you
    >unless they pervasive you as a threat, or a meal.


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


    >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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  14. PeterN

    PeterN Guest

    On 10/16/2013 6:07 PM, Tony Cooper wrote:
    > On Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:11:10 -0400, PeterN
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >> On 10/16/2013 4:57 PM, Tim Conway wrote:
    >>> "PeterN" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> foe some reason I would not like to tangle with this guy
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/gorilla111.jpg>
    >>>>
    >>> 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.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> In my scuba diving days i learned that most creatures will not harm you
    >> unless they pervasive you as a threat, or a meal.

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


    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 made my comment with tongue in cheek, only because of his expression.
    >> He had just finished munching on a leaf.


    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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    PeterN, Oct 16, 2013
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    Alan Browne Guest

    On 2013.10.16 18:21 , PeterN wrote:
    > On 10/16/2013 6:07 PM, Tony Cooper wrote:
    >> On Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:11:10 -0400, PeterN
    >> <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 10/16/2013 4:57 PM, Tim Conway wrote:
    >>>> "PeterN" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>>> foe some reason I would not like to tangle with this guy
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/gorilla111.jpg>
    >>>>>
    >>>> 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.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> In my scuba diving days i learned that most creatures will not harm you
    >>> unless they pervasive you as a threat, or a meal.

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

    >
    > 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 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.

    >
    >>
    >>
    >>> I made my comment with tongue in cheek, only because of his expression.
    >>> He had just finished munching on a leaf.

    >
    > 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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    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."
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    Alan Browne, Oct 16, 2013
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  16. PeterN

    J. Clarke Guest

    In article <2013101614563125228-savageduck1@REMOVESPAMmecom>,
    savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com says...
    >
    > On 2013-10-16 14:51:46 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    >
    > > On 10/16/2013 5:10 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    > >> On 2013-10-16 14:02:27 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    > >>
    > >>> On 10/16/2013 4:06 PM, Mort wrote:
    > >>>> PeterN wrote:
    > >>>>> foe some reason I would not like to tangle with this guy
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>> <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/gorilla111.jpg>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>> 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
    > >>>
    > >>> 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.
    > >>
    > >> 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.
    > >>

    > >
    > > But baboon babies are so cute! This one was just afew days old.
    > > <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/baboon%20nursing2.jpg>

    >
    > Then perhaps you might like a kiss from this one?
    > < http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3157/2354925562_1b43c4f4c6_o.jpg >


    Tiger babies are cute too. They'll still eat you when they grow up,
    some of them anyway.
     
    J. Clarke, Oct 16, 2013
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  17. PeterN

    Savageduck Guest

    On 2013-10-16 15:48:34 -0700, "J. Clarke" <> said:

    > In article <2013101614563125228-savageduck1@REMOVESPAMmecom>,
    > savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com says...
    >>
    >> On 2013-10-16 14:51:46 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    >>
    >>> On 10/16/2013 5:10 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    >>>> On 2013-10-16 14:02:27 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    >>>>
    >>>>> On 10/16/2013 4:06 PM, Mort wrote:
    >>>>>> PeterN wrote:
    >>>>>>> foe some reason I would not like to tangle with this guy
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/gorilla111.jpg>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> 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
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 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.
    >>>>
    >>>> 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.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> But baboon babies are so cute! This one was just afew days old.
    >>> <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/baboon%20nursing2.jpg>

    >>
    >> Then perhaps you might like a kiss from this one?
    >> < http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3157/2354925562_1b43c4f4c6_o.jpg >

    >
    > Tiger babies are cute too. They'll still eat you when they grow up,
    > some of them anyway.


    Then there are some pussy cats who will just lie there and purr.
    < https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1295663/FileChute/DSC_3552-E-1w.jpg >


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    Savageduck, Oct 17, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    On 10/16/2013 8:44 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    > On 2013-10-16 15:48:34 -0700, "J. Clarke" <> said:
    >
    >> In article <2013101614563125228-savageduck1@REMOVESPAMmecom>,
    >> savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com says...
    >>>
    >>> On 2013-10-16 14:51:46 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    >>>
    >>>> On 10/16/2013 5:10 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    >>>>> On 2013-10-16 14:02:27 -0700, PeterN <>
    >>>>> said:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> On 10/16/2013 4:06 PM, Mort wrote:
    >>>>>>> PeterN wrote:
    >>>>>>>> foe some reason I would not like to tangle with this guy
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/gorilla111.jpg>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> 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
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> 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.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 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.
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> But baboon babies are so cute! This one was just afew days old.
    >>>> <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/baboon%20nursing2.jpg>
    >>>
    >>> Then perhaps you might like a kiss from this one?
    >>> < http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3157/2354925562_1b43c4f4c6_o.jpg >

    >>
    >> Tiger babies are cute too. They'll still eat you when they grow up,
    >> some of them anyway.

    >
    > Then there are some pussy cats who will just lie there and purr.
    > < https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1295663/FileChute/DSC_3552-E-1w.jpg >
    >
    >


    Roy Horn knows all about that.


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  19. PeterN

    Savageduck Guest

    On 2013-10-16 17:50:45 -0700, PeterN <> said:

    > On 10/16/2013 8:44 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    >> On 2013-10-16 15:48:34 -0700, "J. Clarke" <> said:
    >>
    >>> In article <2013101614563125228-savageduck1@REMOVESPAMmecom>,
    >>> savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com says...
    >>>>
    >>>> On 2013-10-16 14:51:46 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    >>>>
    >>>>> On 10/16/2013 5:10 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    >>>>>> On 2013-10-16 14:02:27 -0700, PeterN <>
    >>>>>> said:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> On 10/16/2013 4:06 PM, Mort wrote:
    >>>>>>>> PeterN wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> foe some reason I would not like to tangle with this guy
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/gorilla111.jpg>
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> 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
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> 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.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> 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.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> But baboon babies are so cute! This one was just afew days old.
    >>>>> <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/baboon%20nursing2.jpg>
    >>>>
    >>>> Then perhaps you might like a kiss from this one?
    >>>> < http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3157/2354925562_1b43c4f4c6_o.jpg >
    >>>
    >>> Tiger babies are cute too. They'll still eat you when they grow up,
    >>> some of them anyway.

    >>
    >> Then there are some pussy cats who will just lie there and purr.
    >> < https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1295663/FileChute/DSC_3552-E-1w.jpg >
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Roy Horn knows all about that.


    ....but he & Siegfried purr best together.

    --
    Regards,

    Savageduck
     
    Savageduck, Oct 17, 2013
    #19
  20. PeterN

    J. Clarke Guest

    In article <2013101617444540194-savageduck1@REMOVESPAMmecom>,
    savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com says...
    >
    > On 2013-10-16 15:48:34 -0700, "J. Clarke" <> said:
    >
    > > In article <2013101614563125228-savageduck1@REMOVESPAMmecom>,
    > > savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com says...
    > >>
    > >> On 2013-10-16 14:51:46 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    > >>
    > >>> On 10/16/2013 5:10 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    > >>>> On 2013-10-16 14:02:27 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    > >>>>
    > >>>>> On 10/16/2013 4:06 PM, Mort wrote:
    > >>>>>> PeterN wrote:
    > >>>>>>> foe some reason I would not like to tangle with this guy
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>> <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/gorilla111.jpg>
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> 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
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>> 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.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> 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.
    > >>>>
    > >>>
    > >>> But baboon babies are so cute! This one was just afew days old.
    > >>> <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/97242118/baboon%20nursing2.jpg>
    > >>
    > >> Then perhaps you might like a kiss from this one?
    > >> < http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3157/2354925562_1b43c4f4c6_o.jpg >

    > >
    > > Tiger babies are cute too. They'll still eat you when they grow up,
    > > some of them anyway.

    >
    > Then there are some pussy cats who will just lie there and purr.
    > < https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1295663/FileChute/DSC_3552-E-1w.jpg >


    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.
     
    J. Clarke, Oct 17, 2013
    #20
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