I'm Onyx, 26 and from southern England. This is my personal blog and mostly made up of random text posts and my own photos and drawings.
Interests include animals, wildlife watching, taxidermy and vulture culture, drawing and photography.

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1st October 2014

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Life of Mammals is on and they’re talking about raccoon dogs and foxes. 83

Tagged: man that vixen has a lot of white spots

1st October 2014

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Hey Gwen, would you mind not musking all over everything while I’m trying to clean you out? It makes the job so much harder. u__u

1st October 2014

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Polly is NOT a morning person!

Polly is NOT a morning person!

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1st October 2014

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I spy taxidermy on the radar! 83

Tagged: a taxidermy jackal no less!

30th September 2014

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Polly’s in a grump with me for letting her mouse escape. 

Tagged: sorry but there'll be no killing on my watchit's actually the first thign she's caught in yearsshe's too lazy for hunting

30th September 2014

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Omg as if standing on slugs in the garden isn’t bad enough, I just stepped on one in the kitchen. Are they purposefully going around trying to get me to step on them or something???

30th September 2014

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canisantiquus:

urbanmongoose:

I really don’t get why torties are so unpopular. After black cats they’re the hardest to find homes for and a lot of people consider them ugly. 

Torties are beautiful and they have the BEST personalities. If it was up to me I’d own nothing but torties. I mean, who wouldn’t want a cat like this;image

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Lots of people prefer male cats to female, because they are expected to have a more friendly personality. Torties, of course, are all female, and a as a colour people expect them to be sassy and aloof.

Gingers on the other hand are perceived as overall the friendliest colour - they’re also the most likely colour to be male.

Whether that is gendered expectations projected onto cats (girls are CATTY amirite) or actual behavioral sex differences is beyond my knowledge.

Huh, I’ve always found females to be the most loving and affectionate, although they tend to only bond to one person and are aloof with anyone else. Males are all round friendly and more outgoing but they’re also more independent and I’ve never had one that was cuddly or wanted to spend a lot of time with you. They’re always off doing their own thing. Maybe it’s just me, but I would always pick a female over a male in most animals. I just bond with them better. xD

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30th September 2014

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Don’t be so fast to judge a cat by its color, study warns →

Of an estimated 100 million domesticated cats in the United States, at least one million end up in shelters each year. Many are abandoned because their personalities conflict with their owners’ expectations. A 2002 study from UC Davis found that one in four cats are brought to shelters because they did not get along with their owners or other household pets. A common complaint was that they’re “too active.” That study also found that dark cats are more likely to be euthanized, and that tortoiseshell cats are frequently typecast as having too much attitude or “tortitude.”

“Previous research supports the existence of ‘black cat syndrome,’ where black and brown cats are less likely to be adopted than cats of other colors,” Delgado said. “We were interested in whether people’s perceptions of the interaction between personality and coat color might play a part.”

30th September 2014

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Dude! I always wondered why no one else had them, besides you I’ve only ever heard of two people owning them besides me.

Torties need more love. D: 

Tagged: actually there's quite a lot of them around herebut that's not the norm elsewhere

30th September 2014

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Wow, I knew about black cats, but torties? why ? :’( they are the best ! in my family all the lady cats we ever had were torties (that makes 5 I think) :D GO TORTIE ARMY

I know, it’s crazy! Apparently people find them ugly and don’t like their personalities. In the tortie group I’m in on facebook I’ve herd so many stories of tortie hate, and even of shelter works trying to dissuade people from adopting torties because they claim no one would want to own one. 8| 

Tagged: MY ARMY SHALL DESTROY THE TORTIE HATERS!

30th September 2014

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Polly loves to use this chair as a scratching post, lol. 

Although she did hiss once she wasn’t put off by Hamish being on the chair. She seems to have finally decided that she may as well accept them being here and return to doing everything as normal.

Also kinda shows just how tiny Polly is! .-.

Tagged: pollyhamishkit kats

30th September 2014

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Mother’s having an argument with the washing machine. .-.

30th September 2014

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zooophagous:

bluewolfsong:

mtsilveronrs:

but why would we ever remove the wisest of our teeth

I never understood the concept of pulling teeth of they’re not severely messing up your mouth. I never had any teeth pulled, why does everyone get their wisdom teeth pulled? Who started this fad? Was…

They can also become pacted or destroy other teeth close to them. What’s worse though, is that the longer the roots of them get, the closer they get to a major nerve that runs through your jaw. So worst case scenario, you experience constant burning pain or numbness while all four wisdom teeth develop pus filled abscesses that wreck their neighbors too.

Some people have zero problems with wisdom teeth and that’s great for them but the problems are common enough that it’s not a bad idea to have them pulled.

I’m lucky, I have double sets of wisdom teeth and they’ve never caused me any problems. In fact, I still have plenty of room to spare where they came through!

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30th September 2014

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sixth-extinction:

The late Dr. Eric Guiler (1922 - 2008), a leading thylacine researcher, is shown holding a preserved thylacine head that was part of his personal collection. Dr. Guiler published numerous scientific papers and several books about the thylacine. He also lead expeditions to search for the elusive animal; he believed that it survived past its purported extinction date of 1936. Read more about Dr. Guiler here.
It is unknown what became of the thylacine head after Dr. Guiler’s passing.
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sixth-extinction:

The late Dr. Eric Guiler (1922 - 2008), a leading thylacine researcher, is shown holding a preserved thylacine head that was part of his personal collection. Dr. Guiler published numerous scientific papers and several books about the thylacine. He also lead expeditions to search for the elusive animal; he believed that it survived past its purported extinction date of 1936. Read more about Dr. Guiler here.

It is unknown what became of the thylacine head after Dr. Guiler’s passing.

Image source: [x]

Source: sixth-extinction