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(SFGate)   Zoo animals scared of eight-foot painting of tiger   ( divider line
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7383 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Apr 2003 at 5:57 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-04-23 12:06:15 PM  
Sure beats a turtle trying to go to the 'underwater landscape' printing on the back of the tank and crashing lots...
2003-04-23 03:26:29 PM  

I gotta' admit, the painting freaks me out too.

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2003-04-23 05:15:05 PM  
Zookeepers going to jail for animal cruelty?
2003-04-23 05:46:38 PM  
Please, tell me that it's not Tiger Day on Fark... Hasn't anyone learned anything from Monkey Day?
2003-04-23 05:58:43 PM  
2003-04-23 06:02:09 PM  
zoolarity ensues!
2003-04-23 06:05:14 PM  
All cats have serious mental issues, and these are just big cats.
2003-04-23 06:06:00 PM  
Ok, it's time for someone to explain the "DONKEY!!" thing that seems to be all the rage. I have a feeling the explanation will not justify how stupid it looks when someone posts it as their entire comment.
2003-04-23 06:06:00 PM  
Women are scared of pictures of my eight foot genitalia
2003-04-23 06:06:23 PM  
"It would seem easier to deal with the tigers' predicament than to stop 52 penguins from whirling around."

Reading this article made me feel like i was on acid.
2003-04-23 06:09:03 PM  
2003-04-23 06:09:44 PM  
I have no idea what the "DONKEY!" thing is about either, but I won't let that stop me from joining in!
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2003-04-23 06:10:16 PM  
damn liberal animals. everything has to be PC now...
2003-04-23 06:11:41 PM  
"Instead, they look totally scared, like it's a giant ghost tiger."

I'll have to agree with you, ACIDPINK.
2003-04-23 06:12:46 PM  
I used to be scared of this book with the Wicked Witch of the West on the cover. It was my sisters I never told anyone, but I would literally wince at the bookshelf.
I guess its not too surprising that I use Paxil now.
Just bottle in the negative emotions Catchr...
2003-04-23 06:14:37 PM  
I also tend to dislike the probably Catholic painter who made that freaky white hippie looking Jesus with his heart open and hands extended. I tend to think Jesus DIDN'T invoke fear in people.
2003-04-23 06:15:31 PM  
That is a beautiful donkey Ramdom_McEric

nice donkey, very nice donkey
2003-04-23 06:25:32 PM  
I used to be terrified of the black ghost bunny on the watership down animated movie.

I still am actually....

I want my woobie...
2003-04-23 06:27:07 PM  
At the Wildlife World Zoo in Az all the cats are big chickens except the male lions. Tiger cubs jump at their own shadow. I would go in to feed them and they would all run from me. For 2 yrs they did this. They stopped doing it when I shared a burrito with one of them (kinda on accident). Since the burrito incedent they all loved me.

The male lions were the exception because they are always brought their food, even in the wild. They just thought of me as one of their harem.
2003-04-23 06:28:21 PM  
Spanky_Coltraine, part of their harem? No wonder they liked you. What exactly did you do for them? *wink*
2003-04-23 06:30:40 PM  
So should I keep a folded up, eight-foot painting of a tiger in my wallet just in case I am ever attacked by giant tigers?
2003-04-23 06:31:40 PM  
Thats right, thats right, thats right, thats right I really love your tiger light
Thats neat, thats neat, thats neat, thats neat, I really love your tiger feet
I really love your tiger feet
Your tiger feet
Your tiger feet
Your tiger feet

I do not know why but this was the first thing that came into my head at the mention of tigers.

The really scary thing is that this spent 4 weeks at number 1. but then it was the seventies............
2003-04-23 06:34:03 PM  
"It would seem easier to deal with the tigers' predicament than to stop 52 penguins from whirling around."

I know a way to stop 52 penguins from whirling around.

All you need is a tiger.
2003-04-23 06:34:28 PM  
Jakal- Male lions don't hunt. The females do all the work, they track, stalk, chase and kill the prey and bring it to the male. He eats what he wants and the rest is for the females and cubs. She's gotta do all this and raise the kids.

It's a good life...till a bigger male comes around and beats the fark outta him.

So to answer your question I fed him and the cubs.
2003-04-23 06:35:14 PM  
why do all the neurotic animals end up at the sf zoo?

probably the same reason as all the neurotic people end up in the bay area

hah hah hah.. ok im done.
2003-04-23 06:36:39 PM  
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2003-04-23 06:37:09 PM  
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I have no idea what is going on, but I'm in.
2003-04-23 06:38:27 PM  
and that smirk on donkey's face makes what i said really really creepy
2003-04-23 06:38:37 PM  
P-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-pick up a penguin!

(am wondering if I can possibly find anymore references that will be completely lost on Americans....)
2003-04-23 06:39:26 PM  
" A few months ago, Penguin Island was the scene of a mysterious eight-week mock migration that ended in mid-February after the penguins had racked up more than 6,000 poolside miles. "

Man oh man, Penguins crack me up!
2003-04-23 06:39:54 PM  
Geez, Spanky_Coltraine, I know all that. I watch the Discovery Channel. I was just trying to be a pervert and imply that you get hot-steamy tiger love.
2003-04-23 06:43:07 PM  
Ha! The penguin story is sooo much more entertaining. You gotta' read this... Crazy Penguins

"They've all been swimming since Christmas Eve, whirling around the pool like tuxedos in a washing machine......Brainwashed by six newcomers from Ohio, 46 penguins at the San Francisco Zoo have abandoned their burrows and embarked on a great migration."
2003-04-23 06:46:21 PM  
"Man oh man, Penguins crack me up!"

You have probably seen this already, but just in case....
2003-04-23 06:47:21 PM  
I tend to think Jesus DIDN'T invoke fear in people

Oh yeah? That bastard is the subject of one of my most lasting childhood nightmares!

When I was just a little tyke, like 5 or 6, I'd nap on my parent's bed. I had a recurring nightmare about a little statue of Joseph with baby Jesus that my mom had on her nightstand. In the dream I would suddenly wake up while facing the statue and it would be creeping towards me menacingly. Then, and for some reason this filled me with complete terror, they started pulling kleenexes out of the box and eating them.

To this day I get nervous around religious stuff. I tend to avoid places with it if possible. I'll even pull it down off the walls in rooms I have to stay in for more than one night.

It's safe to say that Catholocism didn't work for me. You know, with Baby Jesus wanting to murder me in my sleep and dine on my soul and stuff. I really hate that in a saviour.
2003-04-23 06:47:22 PM  
Didn't allow me to link, bah humbug.
2003-04-23 06:56:26 PM  
I have seen that, my favorite penguin clips have always been the ones of them shooting out of the ocean like dolphins. Those " penguins in the mist".
2003-04-23 07:08:20 PM  
Jakal- Oh! I did that too.
2003-04-23 07:14:27 PM  
Sorebones No need to take it out on my man JC. I avoided churches for a long time, till well I got prosletyzed. But heck I ain't Catholic those places still give me the willies sometimes.
2003-04-23 07:17:27 PM  
Zoo animals scared by a painting of tiger, Ashcroft scared by a statue of a naked woman...
2003-04-23 07:19:02 PM  
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2003-04-23 07:29:14 PM  


That section of the comments should be a new "hit it" image.
2003-04-23 08:27:12 PM  

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2003-04-23 08:27:59 PM  
Jeez, another retarded trend on Fark.

2003-04-23 08:35:24 PM  
I wonder how the tigers would react if you put up an 8-foot painting of a gazelle...
I wouldn't want to stand in front of it.
2003-04-23 08:43:53 PM  
Back to the thread...

Back when I was a tyke, we had a family friend that had a whole bunch of colored slides from an African safari trip. There were pictures of Lions, Wilderbeetes, Zebras, Giraffes, Gazelles (not feathered!), local indigenous peoples in tribal dress etc. My dad would hang a large bedsheet up on the far wall as a screen, and these pictures filled the screen. The whole family (including our part-beagle, Scamp) would gather for this ritual slide show, and make smartass comments that resulted in much hilarity.

The last slide shown was always of his family cat, sitting on a sofa. As soon as this was shown, Scamp would go nutzoid, barking, snarling and jumping at the sheet until it came down. Strange that none of the other beasts caused a reaction in the mutt, but the little kitty cat put Scamp over the edge!
2003-04-23 08:48:11 PM  
I thought that it was lions that hunted as you described, not tigers. Tigers are generally solitary.

/stops being picky
2003-04-23 09:23:44 PM  
That is the face of a donkey who is watching you drink the beer he just pissed in.
2003-04-23 09:38:56 PM  
I don't think they're afraid of winged creatures...
2003-04-23 09:44:58 PM  
Aren't Gazelles like, African antelopes? And Day_Old_Dutchy, what the heck are "Wilderbeetes"?!

OK a Zebra pic oughta bring on the hungries. SO THERE.
2003-04-23 09:56:55 PM  
I meant the feathered Gazelles.
Those wouldn't be very scary.
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