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Old 06-21-2007, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Between Here and There
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Does a child count as a pet ? :P
Nope because if they misbehave you aren't allowed to crate them...so sad really.

I thought having racoons were unsual but you guys got me all beat!
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:38 AM
 
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Default Lizard

My cute little lizard

Last edited by junkman18; 09-03-2007 at 09:25 AM..
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Boonies of Georgia ~~~~ nuttier than a squirrel turd !
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My son has an Alligator Snapping Turtle. One we rescued off of a highway.
He once had a pet Gar. (Please no redneck jokes, I've heard them all!!! LOL)
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Old 06-22-2007, 02:01 PM
 
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My son has an Alligator Snapping Turtle. One we rescued off of a highway.
He once had a pet Gar. (Please no redneck jokes, I've heard them all!!! LOL)
I am sure you know what those turtles can do to finger
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Old 06-22-2007, 03:31 PM
 
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Paging STEVE-O! Paging STEVE-O!!

Too adorbale, guys!!
Saw a skunk in a pet shop but we had too many dogs, so I relentlessly hounded my grandmother & big sister (to push influence) to get this skunk until grnadma finally caved. He kept chewing her carpets and we ended up having to take him back, but it was sure cool to visit her for that month.
(This was the '70s, won't go near pet shops now:>)
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:35 AM
 
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Default climbing turtle

As a kid I had a painted turtle that loved me to fed it flies. I would take my paraket plastic ladder and put it in the water at an angle and put the fly on top. Sam, would watch me and then slowly climb it to the top, grab it and fall back down. He also would come up on his back legs, sort of stand and reach for flies that I hubg in front of him. Havn't thought of that in YEARS!
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Old 07-02-2007, 01:57 PM
 
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Default Most unusual pet

As a child we had a pet skunk (de-scented, although like ferrets etc. they still have a musky smell). It did not like my dad and everyday when he came home and took his shoes off to relax that thing came running out of nowhere to bite his toes.
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Corvallis
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When I was younger, my grandmother had an American Alligator that was about 6 feet long and she kept it in a custom made bath tub type enclosure. She kept it for years in Seattle until she donated it to a local small family zoo. It scared the crap out of me as a child! I was able to feed it huge salmon and rabbits. It was sad at the time, but taught me alot at the same time. Never will I own one though. Way too dangerous!
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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A gibbon, baby chimp, baby McCaws. This was many years ago.

The gibbon was such a sweet creature and was totally attached to my brother and even took on his mannerisms. Sadly, she strangled to death - it was heartbreaking.

The chimp was a baby whose mother had been killed by poachers. Oh, she was so sweet. My mom potty trained her - it was priceless. We arranged to have her shipped to the states during our home leave. We left her in excellent care, but she died of a broken heart (yes, it really does happen). She stopped eating. Even to this day it is overwhelmingly heartbreaking to retell this story.

The McCaws had a much happier ending. We kept a number of them and hand fed them until they could manage on their own. They were all such wonderful creatures. We did this for the zoo when we lived in Jamaica. Once they were old enough, they were turned back to the zoo.
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Old 07-13-2007, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Johns Island, SC
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What's the most unusual animal you've had as a pet? I used to have a hedgehog, but she passed away last year. They only live for about 3 years. Great little pets, but heartbreaking they don't live longer.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y164/canibeyou/hedgie.jpg (broken link)
Sorry about your loss, we had a hedgehog as well but he lived well beyond 3 years, in fact so long that after we got our first pug we ended up adopting our little "Bingo" out to a friend. They are very interesting pets, nobody could hold him except me and my DH, he was too pokey for everyone else. I loved giving him baths, he was so cute waddling in the water in the bathroom sink. I will try to dig up some pics to scan and share later, we had him before we went digital.
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