SurveyYou've had unusual wild animals as pets
      – BorgClown, 2009-03-15 at 08:10:31   (16 comments)

On 2009-03-15 at 08:17:57, BorgClown wrote...
The ones that I catched myself were some small, flat, round and spiky grey lizards, I loved them. Now I know that those were horned lizards (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horned_lizard). They were cute, small, stubby, camouflaged and covered with fake thorns, although the head horns were really pointy and solidly fused into their little cranium. They could run pretty fast, and get swollen if harassed. I'm lucky none of my three horned lizards felt sufficiently menaced to squirt me with blood. Also, they became amusingly catatonic at night, so I loved to wake them up, the poor things. I don't think I would catch one of those lizards today, eeew. Or maybe I would...
On 2009-03-15 at 08:20:20, BorgClown wrote...
Now that I think of it, I'm kinda lucky I never found a snake when lizard hunting. I have a terrible fear of snakes.
On 2009-03-15 at 10:29:31, Lee J Haywood wrote...
My immediate family has just kept dogs and tropical fish in the past, with some goldfish in the garden. Thankfully no cats. Now that I'm living alone I could do with a pet of some kind, but I'm not keen on anything that requires daily maintenance and although fish would be nice, I wouldn't want them to have a small tank in one room (it'd be cooler if they were able to go between rooms!)
On 2009-03-15 at 17:46:28, Baslisks wrote...
Ohhh when I lived in Texas we caught snakes and lizards. Anoles mostly but had a few horny toads as we called them. We caught mostly rat snakes but one time.... there was a baby rattler... Parents didn't know till it shed its skin and left a button... Yeah....
On 2009-03-15 at 21:44:32, Thelevellers wrote...
The closest thing to an unusual wild animal pet that I've had would be one of the farm animals! As my parents only had a small-holding we had names for every thing but the chickens, and even they got names if they had character! Best meat ever that, who wouldn't wanna bite op Gizmo (calf)? Or Houdini (sheep with namesakes skills)? In fact, I'm just back from my parents with a couple of pounds of fillet steak from, I think, Mackaracka - dinner tomorrow will be good! :D
On 2009-03-17 at 02:31:42, BorgClown wrote...
@Thelevellers: Eating named things must be hard at first. My wife had a chicken as children, and when it grew big enough, it was given a free hot bath in mole (pollo en mole).
On 2009-03-17 at 03:12:36, Saywhatagain wrote...
Other than my wife , no.
On 2009-03-17 at 06:08:27, Baslisks wrote...
@BorgClown: I should love mole but I have never had any....
On 2009-03-17 at 11:54:26, Thelevellers wrote...
Nah, I grew up with it, so it was always a fact of life... Also, as that was always the intention, we knew what was gonna happen anyway. It would have been different if we had eaten a pet rabbit or something... We used to get the odd extra chicken meal when we had cockrels that fought too much... I was sometimes tempted to make them fight! Lol, luckily for them I wasn't a complete bastard... I underestimated the amount of steak, btw, it was one HUGE chunk of meat, I got about 7 normal size steaks out of it, woop! :D
On 2009-03-19 at 06:26:02, BorgClown wrote...
@Baslisks: Spicy chocolate sauce, tastes much better than it sounds, specially with chicken and rice. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mole_(sauce)
On 2009-03-19 at 06:27:08, BorgClown wrote...
@Thelevellers: You make me cry. - "Mom, you overcook Lassie!"
On 2009-03-19 at 13:47:57, Thelevellers wrote...
Glee! Don't cry, all those animals have awesome lives up until the incredibly humane death :) You know animals are free range when the next door neighbours (about 1/2 a mile away) find them in their back gardens! :D
On 2009-03-19 at 15:57:15, Baslisks wrote...
@BorgClown: I love vanilla and chilies so probably and I did have some awesome chocolate that was chilies and well chocolate.
On 2009-03-21 at 07:39:17, BorgClown wrote...
I once lived near a mole factory, and as much as I love mole, the concentrated aroma of a few tons of it is nauseating. Also, I used to drive near a hotel soap factory. Those tiny perfumed soaps can be nauseating when they are being made. I blame the concentrated perfume. Random comment of the day.
On 2009-03-21 at 07:43:29, BorgClown wrote...
Oh, I work near a Bimbo factory (http://www.bimbobakeriesusa.com). It smells of freshly baked bread all day, and it is appetizing no matter how strong the aroma. Sweet, orange scented rolls, sliced bread, frosted chocolate pankakes, mmmh... Alas, such an unfortunate name for such a good product.
On 2009-03-21 at 11:36:08, Thelevellers wrote...
Bakeries are the best shop smell out there I think... Apart from bike shops maybe, but that cause of the smell of oil and WD40... :) I would probably fall instantly in love with a women that smelled of WD40 - best smell ever! :)