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(The Sun)   Woman claims 378-pound Bengal tiger is her best friend. What could possibly go wrong? (w/pics)   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 20
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2012-11-29 05:59:23 AM
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Abdullah says: "I never feel scared, I consider her my everyday friend.

"When she bites or scratches or eats someone she is being a normal tiger."


There we go.
Sorry, I know the tiger is real nice and cute most of the time, but it's a wild apex predator not a person.
It could easily f**k your sh*t up one day for some reason totally incomprehensible to you, and it wouldn't feel sorry afterwards.
2012-11-29 11:57:10 AM
1 votes:

Chariset: Crotchrocket Slim: As far as I understand, the problem with "domesticating" large cats is not that they are particularly more aggressive or less social than housecats, it's that the scale of housecats means that when they get out of sorts a normal person can still handle them, whereas a tiger can accidentally maul a person while otherwise innocently roughhousing (some cats go berzerker when playing; anyone who has ever had a black tomcat would know about this).

They never lose their big cat instincts. You are never 'safe' around them. Just because you've been able to walk up and scratch them on the head 999 times doesn't mean they won't jump on you the 1000th time.

Sometimes it's just playful kitty aggression, but other times something has triggered their instinct to pounce and kill, and you may never know it until it's too late.


I guess my point mostly was that small cats have all the same instincts, but just because of their size they aren't too dangerous to humans. Some housecats scratch their people almost every day (used to have a roommate who had a Bengali mix who was actually smaller than my two Maine Coons who used to love chewing on my hand while curled up on my lap, purring).
2012-11-29 11:49:25 AM
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Chariset: Crotchrocket Slim: As far as I understand, the problem with "domesticating" large cats is not that they are particularly more aggressive or less social than housecats, it's that the scale of housecats means that when they get out of sorts a normal person can still handle them, whereas a tiger can accidentally maul a person while otherwise innocently roughhousing (some cats go berzerker when playing; anyone who has ever had a black tomcat would know about this).

They never lose their big cat instincts. You are never 'safe' around them. Just because you've been able to walk up and scratch them on the head 999 times doesn't mean they won't jump on you the 1000th time.

Sometimes it's just playful kitty aggression, but other times something has triggered their instinct to pounce and kill, and you may never know it until it's too late.


Housecats have those instincts too- it's just a part of being an evolutionarily refined predator. But with a housecat, it's birds, or the dog, or your leg that's going to suffer. A big cat just does more damage. And instead of hunting chipmunks for snacks, it goes after the lab next door.

Yeah, playing around with a giant kitty that could maul the neighbors would be fun for a while, but it's still an incredibly bad idea. You should probably top out around Serval size if you want a larger than normal cat- certainly enough to easily do damage to neighboring pets, but not large enough to kill a human with an idle thought.
2012-11-29 11:10:35 AM
1 votes:

Lsherm: tshauk: Ashera=$20,000-$25,000 $21,000 rip-off House pet

"Ashera" are just regular old Savannah cats. If you pay over 4 grand for one, you're getting ripped off.


You could get two or three Maine Coon kittens for that, couldn't you?
2012-11-29 11:05:58 AM
1 votes:

Crotchrocket Slim: As far as I understand, the problem with "domesticating" large cats is not that they are particularly more aggressive or less social than housecats, it's that the scale of housecats means that when they get out of sorts a normal person can still handle them, whereas a tiger can accidentally maul a person while otherwise innocently roughhousing (some cats go berzerker when playing; anyone who has ever had a black tomcat would know about this).


They never lose their big cat instincts. You are never 'safe' around them. Just because you've been able to walk up and scratch them on the head 999 times doesn't mean they won't jump on you the 1000th time.

Sometimes it's just playful kitty aggression, but other times something has triggered their instinct to pounce and kill, and you may never know it until it's too late.
2012-11-29 11:01:42 AM
1 votes:

mexican bathtub cheese: Shouldn't that be "27th tiger"?


No, it's the 27th human.

Seriously, "The big cat has been raised by Abdullah, 31, since she was a three-month-old cub." This kind of thing probably works 3 out of 4 times. You don't want to be in the other 25%
2012-11-29 10:48:16 AM
1 votes:
As far as I understand, the problem with "domesticating" large cats is not that they are particularly more aggressive or less social than housecats, it's that the scale of housecats means that when they get out of sorts a normal person can still handle them, whereas a tiger can accidentally maul a person while otherwise innocently roughhousing (some cats go berzerker when playing; anyone who has ever had a black tomcat would know about this).
2012-11-29 09:28:03 AM
1 votes:

tshauk: Ashera=$20,000-$25,000 $21,000 rip-off House pet


"Ashera" are just regular old Savannah cats. If you pay over 4 grand for one, you're getting ripped off.
2012-11-29 09:24:45 AM
1 votes:

SlothB77: Bengal Tiger is friends with a boy of central asian ancestry, 37 comments and still no references to 

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fark, i am disappoint.


There was an Ang Lee crack early on. Now Fark is disappoint in you.
2012-11-29 07:58:30 AM
1 votes:

Uisce Beatha: [renrutkram.files.wordpress.com image 400x351]

"It should work out great, take it from us!"

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yeah i agree... because using a whip and a hug are identical.
2012-11-29 07:27:54 AM
1 votes:
South East Asian home of children with giant pythons Link , the guy with the giant one eyed crocodile that he swims with Link, and now this.
2012-11-29 06:06:07 AM
1 votes:

Yes this is dog: some_beer_drinker: i am friends with lots of cats. he is just a big kitty. i want one of those cats that is big like a dog. i forget the name.

Fishing Cat? They are the size of a mid size dog and are pretty damned awesome.


Yeah I saw one of those on a leash at Balboa Park in San Diego a while back. They're pretty frickin' sweet.
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2012-11-29 05:56:14 AM
1 votes:

some_beer_drinker: i am friends with lots of cats. he is just a big kitty. i want one of those cats that is big like a dog. i forget the name.


Fishing Cat? They are the size of a mid size dog and are pretty damned awesome.
2012-11-29 05:47:09 AM
1 votes:
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2012-11-29 05:44:36 AM
1 votes:
Say hello to the bear guy when you see him.
2012-11-29 05:41:35 AM
1 votes:

L.D. Ablo: My domestic housecats are a bunch of quirky weirdos.

No way I'd trust a big cat.


Seriously. One minute your blissfully petting that fuzzy belly, the next thing you know, your entire arm in inside their belly.
2012-11-29 03:20:15 AM
1 votes:

dbirchall: The former director of my local zoo used to play with the zoo's full-grown bengal. Yeah, you get some scratches.


i am covered in scratches from normal kitties...so, yeah
2012-11-29 03:17:05 AM
1 votes:
The former director of my local zoo used to play with the zoo's full-grown bengal. Yeah, you get some scratches.
2012-11-29 02:27:07 AM
1 votes:
i am friends with lots of cats. he is just a big kitty. i want one of those cats that is big like a dog. i forget the name.
2012-11-29 12:29:17 AM
1 votes:
Well picture #1 looks like it might be X-Rated.

/thread reported.
 
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