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today’s long boy: black footed ferret!

this is black footed ferret, a long boy with a short life of only one to three years yet still full of lot of love. 

he stay underground mainly and come out only at night, but every time you see him he lights up everything around him like it daytime!

there he go!

he very good boy

sweet ferret just need love

anonymous asked:

Holster still sleeps with a stuffed animal and not a small or discreet one like senor bun. No this motherfucker's childhood stuffed animal is a foot tall pink bear that his grandma bought before he was born because they thought he'd be afab but he seemed to love the bear so nobody had the heart to take it away and he never outgrew it. He hides it in the closet when anyone but Ransom is around and the first time Ransom saw this giant boy cuddling a giant bear is the night he fell in love with him

OH MY LORD

imagine holster and ransom cuddling and the bear is all sandwiched between them i’m gonna combust

Bird-Themed Questions!

Send birds to my ask box~

•Albatross: Do you feel the weight of life’s burdens often?

•Kite: Do you prefer to be graceful or vivacious?

•Mockingbird: Do you pretend to be something you’re not?

•Cardinal: Are you protective?

•Chickadee: Are you outgoing or more introverted?

•Dove: Are you spiritual?

•Snowy Owl: Are you a morning or night person?

•Raven: Do you consider yourself intelligent?

•Emu: Are you athletic?

•Vulture: Do you feel you’re misunderstood?

•Hummingbird: Are you always eating?

•Quetzal: How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

•Bower Bird: Are you creative?

•Pelican: Ocean or mountains?

•Dovekie: Name someone you feel very close to.

•Barn Owl: Are you in love?

•Ivory-Billed Woodpecker: Do you feel alone often?

•Peacock: What is your favorite color and why?

•Starling: City or country?

•Wood Thrush: Can you sing/play an instrument?

•Red Knot: Do you like to travel?

•Catbird: Are you good at speaking your mind?

•Falcon: Do you like thrills?

•Osprey: Are you persistent?

•Swan: Ideal date?

•Crow: Are you close to your family?

•Penguin: Hot or cold?

•Puffin: Are you a goof-off?

•Macaw: Name a fictional character you relate to/feel close to.

•Mynah: Go to music, press shuffle and say the first three songs that come up.

•Japanese Long-Tailed Tit: Favorite Pokemon/fictional animal?

•Blue-Footed Booby: What’s your sense of humor like?

•Swallow: Selfie?

Sharks: Not Vicious, Just Mouthy and Inquisitive

In lieu of all of the sensationalist shark media occurring out there this summer, let’s talk about shark behavior and, in specific, shark attacks and white shark.

Some basic white shark facts (and yes, Carcharodon carcharias is often also officially called the great white, but that just exacerbates all the media attention, so white shark it is). Whites are huge pelagic (open water) sharks that get on average 4-5 meters long, and their only known predator as an adult are orcas. They’re one of the longest lived cartilaginous fish known with a lifespan that appears to extend into their 70′s. They have hella tons of teeth and lots of rows of them, so that when one pops out the next just pops into place as if on a conveyor belt. A white shark’s bite force is something like 4000 pounds per square inch from a six-foot-long animal. (Thanks to wiki for all the basic facts). 

Have a white shark anatomical drawing from wiki, because while it’s nightmare-inducing, it’s the only thing about sharks that should be. 

People love to talk about sharks as these horrible monsters of the deep, eating everything they come across with gruesome abandon. This is just ‘perfect’ for summer, when sharks start showing up on beaches in the US and scaring the bejeezus out of basically everyone. 

Luckily, those people are making things up. You’re more likely to die because you shook a vending machine and it fell on top of you than you are to get bitten (note: not attacked) by a white shark. There’s a couple things you’re got to know about how sharks function to understand why worrying about getting nommed on by one at the beach is pretty silly. 

To start, they’re not man-eaters. Sharks don’t even know what a human is. We’re not aquatic organisms and they’ve probably only rarely encountered humans before, so there’s no reason to assume they’re going to be like ‘omg tasty hooman’ and charge over for a snack We don’t fit into what sharks consider prey, so they’re not going to prey on us intentionally. 

However, they do prey on seals. Tasty, blubbery, freaking-stupidly-clever-and-fast seals. And a human on a surfboard (which is when almost all shark encounters happen that result in injury) happens to look mightily like a seal if all you can see is a silhouette. More importantly, it’s a slow, stationary seal, which implies an easy meal. Most of the time, sharks ‘attack’ surfers thinking they’re seals. And guess what? Humans do not have all that tasty, energy-loaded blubber that seals do. We’re pretty bony and we’re on these weird plastic things that have got to taste nasty as hell. Most shark ‘attacks’ last for one bite, because the shark pretty quickly realizes that we’re not the pinniped it thought we were, and those bones aren’t worth the effort, and it leaves. Not great for the surfer who is now missing lots of bits, but hey, the shark isn’t purposefully being an asshole. It was a case of mistaken identity!

But there are lots of encounters where people don’t get hurt, right? They just get the shit scared out of them when a shark starts face-punching their arm, and panic, and call the media, and suddenly it’s an attack again. This is actually because most of a shark’s sensory organs are on it’s face. 

All those red dots are organs called the ampullae of lorenzini, and they sense electrical stimulus. They’re the organs that all cartilaginous fish use to locate food - when you see a ray sweeping it’s rostrum across the sand, it’s using it’s ampullae to search for buried critters. So if a shark is curious about something, say, a human, the first response is to nose it to get more information. That’s not aggression, it’s curiosity. Then, unfortunately, if it still wants more information, it’ll go and take a nibble - because, if you look above, there are more dots right around the mouth than anywhere else. Sharks are basically the really sharp aquatic equivalent of that annoying baby who has to put everything in it’s mouth. 

Because humanity is collectively terrified of anything that has more naturally provided pointy bits than we do, everything has to demonize sharks, and that ends really badly. Everything gets interpreted as aggression. This, for instance, is a video in which a shark attempts to figure out what a pontoon boat is and gets stuck in the float. The people watching it of course put JAWS music on and captioned it as an attack, but that’s just a stressed shark going ‘wtf is this weird thing and why won’t it give me my teeth back’. 

It’s shark season, but that doesn’t mean they’re out to eat us. We’re a bony, problematic food that likes to play mean tricks by pretending to be seals. If you don’t want to get attacked by a shark? Be careful about being in the water, and don’t surf at sunset or sunrise. If you see a shark being inquisitive, just bop it. They’re not used to any sort of physical contact from something that isn’t either food, a predator, or a mate, so they’ll generally just leave immediately.

Tl;dr, sharks are mouthy babies who aren’t good at differentiating humans from seals, and we certainly don’t help them any.

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Bestiary - Harts (1/3)

Red Hart 

Sure-footed, calm, and with regal bearing, the red hart is admired throughout Thedas. To glimpse one in the wild is considered good fortune; to hunt one for sport is considered extreme folly. Though it is rare to find one in a stable, there have been a few cases where the red hart has been used as a mount. It is said that a red hart will only permit one person as its rider and the bond between rider and animal is unparalleled. 

A great hart of impeccable health and ability. Such mounts are a triumph of breeding and careful training. 


Honored to see one up close without meeting it points-first. The pride of the stable. Of any stable. Even the Dalish I’ve had occasion to ask have said it’s rare to glimpse them at a distance. The few who have mastered one - and it truly is very few - say there is no animal more sure of foot, more attuned to its rider, more inspirational to simply gaze upon. You want to match the majesty of this creature? Grow some bloody wings. —A Horsemaster’s Notes On Mounts

Mate: Wendigo!Josh x Reader

Request: Wendigo!josh x reader where Josh is in heat and he keeps trying to ‘court’ (bringing her dead things, etc) the reader? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

Word count:  1,023

You walked in the living room and jumped when you saw the dead bird laying down on the couch. You picked it up and grimaced. What has gotten into Josh? He keeps bringing you dead animals.

You dig a small hole in the ground of your back yard. It was autumn and pretty cold. Your garden was covered in colorful leaves, and the trees looked sad without them.

You heard growling behind you, you turned around and saw Josh standing in the doorway.

“Josh, please try to not kill any more animals.” You sighed. Josh walked over to you, you looked at him. He crouched down and started digging in the ground, he dug up the dead bird and placed it in front of your feet. His hands were covered in dirt. He pushed the bird even closer to you so it was touching your foot. You grimaced again and gently kicked the poor animal off your foot.

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Reader x Jon


You couldn’t help but gaze dopily at Jon as he practised archery with his brothers, it was no secret that you liked Jon, those who didn’t know you could tell by the flushed look or the nervous stutter you got whenever he was around.


“The only time you do not talk about him is when you are watching him.” You friend sighed as she leant on the wooden panel that was effectively holding you up.


“Will you be quiet!” You hissed hoping they wouldn’t notice you.


“Fine, I do not see why you like him so much.” She sighed and lent on her arms as her eyes wondered to where Robb was stood. “Robb is much more… well I imagine there is much more to him.”



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