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feral: lampfaced: roguesareth: emeraldspiral: roguesareth: Do you want rabies? This is how you get rabies Is it really that big of a deal if your dog has autism? I need to reblog this again because no seriously R A B I E S: -is basically not treatable once you start showing symptoms. Straight up you will die and not in any kind of fun way. We’re talking flu symptoms that develop into hallucinations, severe hydrophobia, partial paralysis and a slew of other shit. -99% of rabies cases in the world come from stray dog bites. EXCEPT IN THE US. Rabies vaccines have nearly illuminated the threat from dogs. Our biggest concerns are wild animals like raccoons, skunks, foxes and coyotes and feral cats. -Rabies is extremely preventable by vaccines and nearly nonexistent in countries where the vaccine is widely available and taken advantage of. -B U T if people stop VACCINATING THEIR DOGS (and other animals that are susceptible like cats and farm animals like cows, horses and goats) we will likely see a rise in rabies cases among free roaming animals and BECAUSE we dont experience many cases (because of vaccines) and often people arent informed. We know “rabies is bad” but that seems to be it in a lot of cases, I’d wager a lot of people dont knownits transferable from animals to humans at all. -Most rabies cases in humans are children under 15. V A C C I N A T E Y O U R A N I M A L S -brought to you by me, who just did a research project on rabies for one of my MA classes I’m a vet tech, and the way that we try to convince people into vaccinating their pets at our clinic against rabies is telling them that it’s a federally mandated vaccine, and what happens should their animal bite someone if they have no current rabies vaccine on record. Basically, if your not-protected-against-rabies pet bites someone, regardless of if they’ve ever possibly been exposed or not, the animal needs to be tested. How do you test an animal for rabies? You look at extremely thin slices of brain tissue. And the only way to get that brain tissue is to euthanize and decapitate the animal, and send the entire head to the state lab where they can process it. Doesn’t matter why the bite happened, or how bad it was, or if the animal is completely healthy and doesn’t have rabies. If skin was broken, it has to be reported, and the animal’s fate is out of your hands.  Rabies is goddamn scary.
feral: lampfaced:
roguesareth:

emeraldspiral:

roguesareth:
Do you want rabies? This is how you get rabies
Is it really that big of a deal if your dog has autism? 

I need to reblog this again because no seriously R A B I E S:
-is basically not treatable once you start showing symptoms.  Straight up you will die and not in any kind of fun way. We’re talking flu symptoms that develop into hallucinations, severe hydrophobia, partial paralysis and a slew of other shit.
-99% of rabies cases in the world come from stray dog bites. EXCEPT IN THE US. Rabies vaccines have nearly illuminated the threat from dogs. Our biggest concerns are wild animals like raccoons, skunks, foxes and coyotes and feral cats.
-Rabies is extremely preventable by vaccines and nearly nonexistent in countries where the vaccine is widely available and taken advantage of. 
-B U T if people stop VACCINATING THEIR DOGS (and other animals that are susceptible like cats and farm animals like cows, horses and goats) we will likely see a rise in rabies cases among free roaming animals and BECAUSE we dont experience many cases (because of vaccines) and often people arent informed. We know “rabies is bad” but that seems to be it in a lot of cases, I’d wager a lot of people dont knownits transferable from animals to humans at all. 
-Most rabies cases in humans are children under 15. 
V A C C I N A T E   Y O U R   A N I M A L S 
-brought to you by me, who just did a research project on rabies for one of my MA classes 

I’m a vet tech, and the way that we try to convince people into vaccinating their pets at our clinic against rabies is telling them that it’s a federally mandated vaccine, and what happens should their animal bite someone if they have no current rabies vaccine on record.
Basically, if your not-protected-against-rabies pet bites someone, regardless of if they’ve ever possibly been exposed or not, the animal needs to be tested. How do you test an animal for rabies? You look at extremely thin slices of brain tissue. And the only way to get that brain tissue is to euthanize and decapitate the animal, and send the entire head to the state lab where they can process it. Doesn’t matter why the bite happened, or how bad it was, or if the animal is completely healthy and doesn’t have rabies. If skin was broken, it has to be reported, and the animal’s fate is out of your hands. 
Rabies is goddamn scary.

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feral: votgs lady-feral "The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality. His procedure was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in his bathroom scales and weigh the work of the "quantity" group: 50 pounds of pots rated an "A", 40 pounds a "B", and so on Those being graded on "quality", however, needed to produce only one pot albeit a perfect one to get an "A" Well, came grading time and a curious fact emerged: the works of highest quality were all produced by the group being graded for quantity It seems that while the "quantity" group was busily churning out piles of work-and learning from their mistakes the "quality" group had sat theorizing about perfection, and in the end had little more to show for their efforts than grandiose theories and a pile of dead clay." Art and Fear- David Bayles and Ted Orland (via qweety) Perfection is intimidating. I think most artists blocks come from the fear of creating something imperfect. (via buttastic) putting it even more simply: just make shit. eventually itl be good shit. maybe most of it will just be shit but you can't make good shit if you're not making a lot of shit. GET EXCITED AND MAKE THINGS. (via aintgotnoladytronblues) Kind of important. Ive spent way too much of my life thinking about the perfect things I could make without actually making the damned things. 26,336 notes
feral: votgs lady-feral
 "The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing
 the class into two groups.
 All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely
 on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on
 its quality.
 His procedure was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in
 his bathroom scales and weigh the work of the "quantity" group: 50
 pounds of pots rated an "A", 40 pounds a "B", and so on
 Those being graded on "quality", however, needed to produce only
 one pot albeit a perfect one to get an "A"
 Well, came grading time and a curious fact emerged: the works of
 highest quality were all produced by the group being graded for
 quantity
 It seems that while the "quantity" group was busily churning out piles
 of work-and learning from their mistakes the "quality" group had
 sat theorizing about perfection, and in the end had little more to show
 for their efforts than grandiose theories and a pile of dead clay."
 Art and Fear- David Bayles and Ted Orland (via qweety)
 Perfection is intimidating. I think most artists blocks come from the fear of
 creating something imperfect.
 (via buttastic)
 putting it even more simply: just make shit. eventually itl be good shit.
 maybe most of it will just be shit but you can't make good shit if you're not
 making a lot of shit.
 GET EXCITED AND MAKE THINGS.
 (via aintgotnoladytronblues)
 Kind of important. Ive spent way too much of my life thinking about the
 perfect things I could make without actually making the damned things.
 26,336 notes

feral: Caution Feral tmetta:My favorite inu au is sesshomaru begrudgingly becoming inuyasha’s guardian 
feral: Caution
 Feral
tmetta:My favorite inu au is sesshomaru begrudgingly becoming inuyasha’s guardian 

tmetta:My favorite inu au is sesshomaru begrudgingly becoming inuyasha’s guardian 

feral: vaspider: shaaknaa: emi–rose: osberend: iopele: suspendnodisbelief: naamahdarling: optimysticals: youwantmuchmore: thebestoftumbling: golden eagle having a relaxing time This is the world’s largest flying Engine of Murder marveling at the fact that it can actually have its tummy rubbed. I feel like this is the next step up on “loose your fingers” roulette from petting a kittie’s tummy, but just below belly rubs for say a lion. Can someone who knows birds better than I do tell me whether this eagle is as happy as it looks?  Because I want it to be happy.  It looks so happy.  Bewildered by having a friend, but so happy. Just popping on this thread to confirm: yes, the eagle is happy about the belly rubs. Golden eagles make this sound when receiving allopreening and similar affectionate and soothing treatment from their parents and mates. It’s the “I am safe and well fed, and somebody familiar is taking good care of me” sound. Angry raptors and wounded raptors make some pretty dramatic hisses and shrieks; frightened raptors go dead silent and try to hide if they can, or fluff up big and get loud and in-your-face if hiding isn’t an option. They can easily sever a finger or break the bones of a human hand or wrist, and even with a very thick leather falconer’s gauntlet, I’ve known falconers to leave a mews (hawk house) with graphic punctures THROUGH the gauntlet into the meat of their hands and arms, just from buteos and kestrels way smaller than this eagle. A pissed off hawk will make damn sure you don’t try twice whatever you pulled that pissed her off, even if she’s been human-imprinted. If you’re ever unsure about an animal’s level of okayness with something that’s happening, there are three spot-check questions you can ask, to common-sense your way through it: 1. Is the animal capable of defending itself or making a threatening or fearful display, or otherwise giving protest, and if so, is it using this ability? (e.g. dog snarling or biting, swan hissing, horse kicking or biting) 2. Does the animal experience an incentive-based relationship with the human? (i.e. does the animal have a reason, in the animal’s frame of reference, for being near this human? e.g. dog sharing companionship / food / shelter, hawk receiving good quality abundant food and shelter and medical care from a falconer) 3. Is the animal a domesticated species, with at least a full century of consistent species cohabitation with humans? (Domesticated animals frequently are conditioned from birth or by selective breeding to be unbothered by human actions that upset their feral nearest relatives.) In this situation, YES the eagle can self-defend, YES the eagle has incentive to cooperate with and trust the human handler, and NO the eagle is not a domesticated species, meaning we can expect a high level of reactivity to distress, compared to domestic animals: if the eagle was distressed, it would be pretty visible and apparent to the viewer. These aren’t a universally applicable metric, but they’re a good start for mammal and bird interactions. Pair that with the knowledge that eagles reserve those chirps for calm environments, and you can be pretty secure and comfy in the knowledge that the big honkin’ birb is happy and cozy. Also, to anybody wondering, falconers are almost single-handedly responsible for the recovery from near-extinction of several raptor species, including and especially peregrine falcons. Most hawks only live with the falconer for a year, and most of that year is spent getting the bird in ideal condition for survival and success as a wild breeding adult. Falconers are extensively trained and dedicated wildlife conservationists, pretty much by definition, especially in the continental USA, and they make up an unspeakably important part of the overall conservation of predatory bird species. Predatory birds are an important part of every ecosystem they inhabit. Just like apiarists and their bees, the relationship between falconer and hawk is one of great benefit to the animal and the ecosystem, in exchange for a huge amount of time, effort, expense, and education on the part of the human, for very little personal benefit to that one human. It’s definitely not exploitation of the bird, and most hawks working with falconers are hawks who absolutely would not have reached adulthood without human help: the sick, the injured, and the “runts” of the nest who don’t receive adequate resources from their own parents. These are, by and large, wonderful people who are in love with the natural world and putting a lifetime of knowledge and sheer exhausting work into conserving it and its winged wonders. reblogged for excellent info, I’m so glad that big gorgeous birb really is as happy as it looks! Today’s bit of positive activism: A reminder that, although the world may contain many bad and awful things, it also contains an enormous winged predator clucking happily as a human gives it a belly rub. @marywhal is bird-cat!! @vaspider birb
feral: vaspider:
shaaknaa:


emi–rose:


osberend:

iopele:

suspendnodisbelief:

naamahdarling:

optimysticals:

youwantmuchmore:

thebestoftumbling:



golden eagle having a relaxing time



This is the world’s largest flying Engine of Murder marveling at the fact that it can actually have its tummy rubbed.

I feel like this is the next step up on “loose your fingers” roulette from petting a kittie’s tummy, but just below belly rubs for say a lion.

Can someone who knows birds better than I do tell me whether this eagle is as happy as it looks?  Because I want it to be happy.  It looks so happy.  Bewildered by having a friend, but so happy.

Just popping on this thread to confirm: yes, the eagle is happy about the belly rubs. Golden eagles make this sound when receiving allopreening and similar affectionate and soothing treatment from their parents and mates. It’s the “I am safe and well fed, and somebody familiar is taking good care of me” sound. Angry raptors and wounded raptors make some pretty dramatic hisses and shrieks; frightened raptors go dead silent and try to hide if they can, or fluff up big and get loud and in-your-face if hiding isn’t an option. They can easily sever a finger or break the bones of a human hand or wrist, and even with a very thick leather falconer’s gauntlet, I’ve known falconers to leave a mews (hawk house) with graphic punctures THROUGH the gauntlet into the meat of their hands and arms, just from buteos and kestrels way smaller than this eagle. A pissed off hawk will make damn sure you don’t try twice whatever you pulled that pissed her off, even if she’s been human-imprinted.
If you’re ever unsure about an animal’s level of okayness with something that’s happening, there are three spot-check questions you can ask, to common-sense your way through it:
1. Is the animal capable of defending itself or making a threatening or fearful display, or otherwise giving protest, and if so, is it using this ability? (e.g. dog snarling or biting, swan hissing, horse kicking or biting) 2. Does the animal experience an incentive-based relationship with the human? (i.e. does the animal have a reason, in the animal’s frame of reference, for being near this human? e.g. dog sharing companionship / food / shelter, hawk receiving good quality abundant food and shelter and medical care from a falconer)
3. Is the animal a domesticated species, with at least a full century of consistent species cohabitation with humans? (Domesticated animals frequently are conditioned from birth or by selective breeding to be unbothered by human actions that upset their feral nearest relatives.)
In this situation, YES the eagle can self-defend, YES the eagle has incentive to cooperate with and trust the human handler, and NO the eagle is not a domesticated species, meaning we can expect a high level of reactivity to distress, compared to domestic animals: if the eagle was distressed, it would be pretty visible and apparent to the viewer. These aren’t a universally applicable metric, but they’re a good start for mammal and bird interactions.
Pair that with the knowledge that eagles reserve those chirps for calm environments, and you can be pretty secure and comfy in the knowledge that the big honkin’ birb is happy and cozy.
Also, to anybody wondering, falconers are almost single-handedly responsible for the recovery from near-extinction of several raptor species, including and especially peregrine falcons. Most hawks only live with the falconer for a year, and most of that year is spent getting the bird in ideal condition for survival and success as a wild breeding adult. Falconers are extensively trained and dedicated wildlife conservationists, pretty much by definition, especially in the continental USA, and they make up an unspeakably important part of the overall conservation of predatory bird species. Predatory birds are an important part of every ecosystem they inhabit. Just like apiarists and their bees, the relationship between falconer and hawk is one of great benefit to the animal and the ecosystem, in exchange for a huge amount of time, effort, expense, and education on the part of the human, for very little personal benefit to that one human. It’s definitely not exploitation of the bird, and most hawks working with falconers are hawks who absolutely would not have reached adulthood without human help: the sick, the injured, and the “runts” of the nest who don’t receive adequate resources from their own parents. These are, by and large, wonderful people who are in love with the natural world and putting a lifetime of knowledge and sheer exhausting work into conserving it and its winged wonders.

reblogged for excellent info, I’m so glad that big gorgeous birb really is as happy as it looks!

Today’s bit of positive activism: A reminder that, although the world may contain many bad and awful things, it also contains an enormous winged predator clucking happily as a human gives it a belly rub.


@marywhal is bird-cat!!


@vaspider 


birb

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feral: hame Dima 00 sanguinechaos: Aren’t you tired of being soft uwu? Don’t you just wanna go apeshit? Don’t you just wanna go fucking feral?
feral: hame
 Dima
 00
sanguinechaos:


Aren’t you tired of being soft uwu? Don’t you just wanna go apeshit? Don’t you just wanna go fucking feral?

sanguinechaos: Aren’t you tired of being soft uwu? Don’t you just wanna go apeshit? Don’t you just wanna go fucking feral?

feral: Hontara, Hontomy loclatme Serca kfgart: adora just being a feral gay from my live stream earlier, based on this
feral: Hontara, Hontomy
 loclatme
 Serca
kfgart:

adora just being a feral gay from my live stream earlier, based on this

kfgart: adora just being a feral gay from my live stream earlier, based on this

feral: endlings THE LAST OF THEIR KIND Marta AOnesone Benjamin 1936 Gesge ENAMEL PIN SERIES by kory bing plesiosaur bones KORYG Beniamin back and clasp placement 1.75" wide Antique Bronze Metal recessed Antique Bronze Metal White Pantone 2253 C Benjamin Pantone 555 C Pantone 7412 C Pantone 461C Pantone 617 C Pantone 1375 C 1936 Pantone 360 C Pantone 160 C Pantone 484 C Pantone 173 C Martha Martha plesiosaur bones ORYG back and clasp placement 1.75" wide Antique Copper Metal Pantone 475 C 1911 Pantone 415 C Pantone 160 C Pantone 486 C | Pantone 1545 C Pantone 425 C Pantone 1675 C Pantone 360 C Pantone 5865 C onesome (G CAROMESONE plesiosaur bones KORYING COM 209 1.75" tall Antique Nickel Metal back and clasp placement Pantone 454 C GeOge Pantone 7490 C Pantone 618 C Pantone 5135 C Pantone 394 C Pantone 3995 C stretch goals. $2000 LOKED! (designs not yet final) TeUGHEL $3000 LOCKED! ANCAS $2500 LOCKED! TORGI 1996 FATU $5000 $3500 LOCKED! LOCKED! $4000 LOCKED! $4500 LOCKED! NAJIN BOOKING BEN CELLA e B-ND (200 1987 sixth-extinction: korybing: korybing: korybing: korybing: theboredbaptist: korybing: ENDLINGS: LAST OF THEIR KIND ENAMEL PIN SET I launched a new kickstarter! This one commemorates Endlings, individuals that were the last of their kind before their species went extinct. All of their stories are sad, but I think it’s important to remember them, especially since they all went extinct so recently! The first three pins are Benjamin, the last Thylacine, Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon, and Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island Tortoise! With more to unlock, starting with Incas, the last Carolina Parakeet! I’m REALLY excited about this project, so please pledge! The pins will be beautiful!! didn’t george repopulate his entire species? Sadly, no. He was the only tortoise found on Pinta Island in 1973, as feral goats introduced by humans had destroyed most of the vegetation on the island. Efforts were made to save George’s DNA in the form of hybrids with closely-related tortoise species ever since. Three clutches of eggs were laid throughout his remaining lifetime, but none ever hatched, and George died in 2012. Incas and Turgi stretch goals have been unlocked! Toughie the Rabbs’ Fringe-Limbed Frog and Booming Ben the Heath Hen have been unlocked! ALL THE PINS HAVE BEEN UNLOCKED! A full set of Endlings pins is now TEN pins! Wow! All stretch goals unlocked! Go get yourself some gorgeous pins!
feral: endlings
 THE LAST OF THEIR KIND
 Marta
 AOnesone
 Benjamin
 1936
 Gesge
 ENAMEL PIN SERIES
 by kory bing

 plesiosaur bones
 KORYG
 Beniamin
 back and clasp placement
 1.75" wide
 Antique Bronze Metal
 recessed Antique Bronze Metal
 White
 Pantone 2253 C
 Benjamin
 Pantone 555 C
 Pantone 7412 C
 Pantone 461C
 Pantone 617 C
 Pantone 1375 C
 1936
 Pantone 360 C
 Pantone 160 C
 Pantone 484 C
 Pantone 173 C

 Martha
 Martha
 plesiosaur bones
 ORYG
 back and clasp placement
 1.75" wide
 Antique Copper Metal
 Pantone 475 C
 1911
 Pantone 415 C
 Pantone 160 C
 Pantone 486 C
 | Pantone 1545 C
 Pantone 425 C
 Pantone 1675 C
 Pantone 360 C
 Pantone 5865 C

 onesome
 (G
 CAROMESONE
 plesiosaur bones
 KORYING COM
 209
 1.75" tall
 Antique Nickel Metal
 back and clasp placement
 Pantone 454 C
 GeOge
 Pantone 7490 C
 Pantone 618 C
 Pantone 5135 C
 Pantone 394 C
 Pantone 3995 C

 stretch goals.
 $2000 LOKED!
 (designs not yet final)
 TeUGHEL
 $3000
 LOCKED!
 ANCAS
 $2500
 LOCKED!
 TORGI
 1996
 FATU
 $5000
 $3500
 LOCKED!
 LOCKED!
 $4000
 LOCKED!
 $4500
 LOCKED!
 NAJIN
 BOOKING BEN
 CELLA e B-ND
 (200
 1987
sixth-extinction:

korybing:

korybing:

korybing:

korybing:

theboredbaptist:

korybing:

ENDLINGS: LAST OF THEIR KIND ENAMEL PIN SET
I launched a new kickstarter! This one commemorates Endlings, individuals that were the last of their kind before their species went extinct. All of their stories are sad, but I think it’s important to remember them, especially since they all went extinct so recently!
The first three pins are Benjamin, the last Thylacine, Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon, and Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island Tortoise! With more to unlock, starting with Incas, the last Carolina Parakeet!
I’m REALLY excited about this project, so please pledge! The pins will be beautiful!!

didn’t george repopulate his entire species?

Sadly, no. He was the only tortoise found on Pinta Island in 1973, as feral goats introduced by humans had destroyed most of the vegetation on the island. Efforts were made to save George’s DNA in the form of hybrids with closely-related tortoise species ever since. Three clutches of eggs were laid throughout his remaining lifetime, but none ever hatched, and George died in 2012.

Incas and Turgi stretch goals have been unlocked!

Toughie the Rabbs’ Fringe-Limbed Frog and Booming Ben the Heath Hen have been unlocked!

ALL THE PINS HAVE BEEN UNLOCKED! A full set of Endlings pins is now TEN pins! Wow!
All stretch goals unlocked! Go get yourself some gorgeous pins!

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feral: redlipstickresurrected: Kristin Shiraef aka Kristin Baugh Shiraef aka KrztnS aka KrztnsArts (American, b. 1987, TN, USA, based Seattle, WA, USA) - Feral, 2016  Drawings: Ink
feral: redlipstickresurrected:

Kristin Shiraef aka Kristin Baugh Shiraef aka KrztnS aka KrztnsArts (American, b. 1987, TN, USA, based Seattle, WA, USA) - Feral, 2016  Drawings: Ink

redlipstickresurrected: Kristin Shiraef aka Kristin Baugh Shiraef aka KrztnS aka KrztnsArts (American, b. 1987, TN, USA, based Seattle,...