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(Chron)   Two cheetahs from the Houston Zoo are given a chance to show their speed at the Dynamo practice field. Houston Texans look to sign them up   (chron.com) divider line 66
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2013-12-04 07:45:25 PM  

Waldo Pepper: Canton: mr_a: So every other news story in the world seems to require a useless video...and THIS one is a slide show?

Thank you! Yes!

Cheetahs are amazing. They're getting to be my favorite of the big cats, actually. (Not that I do a lot of reading about that subject.) Sleek and fierce, but not complete assholes. Plus they can purr. How cute is that?

I read somewhere that they can also be domesticated.  also something about they can succumb to a virus and it spread quickly throught the Coalition (had to look up what a group is called)


I've read that they can be tamed. Not domesticated, though. Doesn't that take generations of controlled breeding? Don't think I'd want one as a pet, anyway. I know how hard it can be to pill a domesticated house cat. (Pilling Hazel took a team of three or four, a towel and welding gloves. I really miss that cat.) Not sure I'd want to work with a wild cat.

Cheetah's  are so genetically close that, yeah, any given virus could wipe out a whole group of them. Really, one cheetah won't reject skin grafts from another cheetah. It doesn't even matter. Sooo, it's a good thing that they're mostly solitary.
 
2013-12-04 07:53:37 PM  
What beautifully engineered machines. So today is their Big Day, and they get to celebrate their awesome selves by being let off the leash to hunt down a fake bird, and we get to watch via a series of still photographs?

Something's not quite right.
 
2013-12-04 08:03:45 PM  
Somehow I'm surprised my friend who did a summer sabatical thing at an African reserve doesn't have the pic of her with a cheetah as her profile pic today.

\not that I need an excuse to look at her pics, she's frickin' hot
 
2013-12-04 08:09:00 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Watching a cheetah run is pretty cool. As long as you're not the thing it's chasing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4v42i3IhxY


I grew up in Cincinnati and I'm pretty sure that old woman in the video came to my grade school for a conservation presentation back in the late 70's.  She had 1 year old cheetah on a leash and she lectured us for a full two minutes about how it was a wild animal and we weren't allowed to pet it.  The entire time the cheetah was purring, licking her hand, and headbutting her like a house cat.  If that cheetah was a wild animal, then my house cat is going to kill me one day.
 
2013-12-04 09:08:32 PM  
And on another note "perverse cheetah minstrel show" would be a great name for an album.
 
2013-12-04 09:37:26 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: The Boobiesmaster General of the United States is amused:


That Photoshop is amusing despite its scientific untenability.
 
2013-12-04 09:38:20 PM  
I feel ripped off.  "Scientific untenability" was one of my favorite filterpwns.
 
2013-12-04 10:09:22 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-04 10:10:39 PM  

Canton: Waldo Pepper: Canton: mr_a: So every other news story in the world seems to require a useless video...and THIS one is a slide show?

Thank you! Yes!

Cheetahs are amazing. They're getting to be my favorite of the big cats, actually. (Not that I do a lot of reading about that subject.) Sleek and fierce, but not complete assholes. Plus they can purr. How cute is that?

I read somewhere that they can also be domesticated.  also something about they can succumb to a virus and it spread quickly throught the Coalition (had to look up what a group is called)

I've read that they can be tamed. Not domesticated, though. Doesn't that take generations of controlled breeding? Don't think I'd want one as a pet, anyway. I know how hard it can be to pill a domesticated house cat. (Pilling Hazel took a team of three or four, a towel and welding gloves. I really miss that cat.) Not sure I'd want to work with a wild cat.

Cheetah's  are so genetically close that, yeah, any given virus could wipe out a whole group of them. Really, one cheetah won't reject skin grafts from another cheetah. It doesn't even matter. Sooo, it's a good thing that they're mostly solitary.


You might be right but I guess they can be tamed as to almost be  domesticated. I think you have to get them under 18 months are so to have a shot at taming them.   yes that is what it is genetically close.

I just hope we don't lose them. Pure natural speed is such an amazing thing to witness.
 
2013-12-04 10:29:47 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: scottydoesntknow: Solid State Vittles: DjangoStonereaver: R.A.Danny: mr_a: So every other news story in the world seems to require a useless video...and THIS one is a slide show?

This very boobies thing I thought. Damn they are beautiful creatures.

OK, I'm trying to figure out what you could have typed originally to trip the boobies filter.


It's a biatchallenging, but it can be done.


/cheetah story is cool indeed

Well played?

[s18.postimg.org image 400x467]

There you go.


Those are jaguars, idiot.
 
2013-12-04 10:59:33 PM  

Mikey1969: [ww4.hdnux.com image 265x350]

OK, is that a dude?


Its hard to tell with its ass in the dirt.
 
2013-12-04 11:32:00 PM  

Mikey1969: OK, is that a dude?

/And yeah, this seems like a story where video would be the first thing you'd want. As far a slideshows go, this one wasn't heinous though. It was fast loading, and didn't require reloading the page for each image. I can forgive this type...


Yes, the cat is a dude
 
2013-12-05 05:20:45 AM  

Wogus: Running Cheetah on High Speed HD Camera


Thanks for posting that
 
2013-12-05 08:45:02 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Uchiha_Cycliste: That's not running, that's flying! And Cheetaing.
[ww1.hdnux.com image 226x350]

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 500x348]


globalnerdy.com
 
2013-12-05 09:15:10 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: scottydoesntknow: Solid State Vittles: DjangoStonereaver: R.A.Danny: mr_a: So every other news story in the world seems to require a useless video...and THIS one is a slide show?

This very boobies thing I thought. Damn they are beautiful creatures.

OK, I'm trying to figure out what you could have typed originally to trip the boobies filter.


It's a biatchallenging, but it can be done.


/cheetah story is cool indeed

Well played?

[s18.postimg.org image 400x467]

There you go.


Hey, those aren't Cheetahs!
 
2013-12-05 03:53:12 PM  

Waldo Pepper: Canton: Waldo Pepper: Canton: mr_a: So every other news story in the world seems to require a useless video...and THIS one is a slide show?

Thank you! Yes!

Cheetahs are amazing. They're getting to be my favorite of the big cats, actually. (Not that I do a lot of reading about that subject.) Sleek and fierce, but not complete assholes. Plus they can purr. How cute is that?

I read somewhere that they can also be domesticated.  also something about they can succumb to a virus and it spread quickly throught the Coalition (had to look up what a group is called)

I've read that they can be tamed. Not domesticated, though. Doesn't that take generations of controlled breeding? Don't think I'd want one as a pet, anyway. I know how hard it can be to pill a domesticated house cat. (Pilling Hazel took a team of three or four, a towel and welding gloves. I really miss that cat.) Not sure I'd want to work with a wild cat.

Cheetah's  are so genetically close that, yeah, any given virus could wipe out a whole group of them. Really, one cheetah won't reject skin grafts from another cheetah. It doesn't even matter. Sooo, it's a good thing that they're mostly solitary.

You might be right but I guess they can be tamed as to almost be  domesticated. I think you have to get them under 18 months are so to have a shot at taming them.   yes that is what it is genetically close.

I just hope we don't lose them. Pure natural speed is such an amazing thing to witness.


I hope we don't lose them, either. Or any species, to be honest, but the charismatic ones (like the big cats) have a somewhat better shot.

I guess the cheetahs are particularly endearing, not just because of their speed, but because they're underdogs with character. Even wild on the savannah, they are not the biggest, baddest cats out there. Just the fastest. And they don't give a shiat about jeeps.
 
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