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DemonZypher
2010-02-14, 03:43 AM
So far mine is the fox. I have always loved their adorable tails. (Yes, I am a man and I said adorable... GET OVER IT) They are basically rogues that took the levels of druid to get wildshape.

Temotei
2010-02-14, 03:57 AM
Galapagos tortoise. :smallcool:

The Orange Zergling
2010-02-14, 03:58 AM
Probably going to have to go for the Nautilus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nautilus) myself. If not for the fact that it's actually real I would have thought that it was something H.P. Lovecraft dreamed up.

Serpentine
2010-02-14, 04:28 AM
Dragons! :biggrin:

Or... most of them, really. I adore snakes, but I don't think they'd be too much fun to own...

thubby
2010-02-14, 04:31 AM
probably the falcon.

X2
2010-02-14, 04:41 AM
Pygmy Marmoset

Blas_de_Lezo
2010-02-14, 04:52 AM
Fox forever.

It was the first animal I thought as my favourite, as far as I can recall.

It always was and it always will be! :smallbiggrin:

I think this TV series had something to do with my choice, when I was a child:

http://www.danimannx.com/entrevistas/david/swift.jpg

Fox forever!

Anuan
2010-02-14, 04:59 AM
Jaguar :smallbiggrin:

Serpentine
2010-02-14, 05:45 AM
Pygmy MarmosetBlegh. I was feeding the marmoset colony at my uni for a while. I found out the hard way that they do not like toes :smalleek: :yuk:

Krade
2010-02-14, 05:59 AM
What do you get when you cross an armadillo, a skunk and an anteater?

Pangolin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangolin)

The most badass animal to walk the earth.

Blas_de_Lezo
2010-02-14, 06:15 AM
What do you get when you cross an armadillo, a skunk and an anteater?

Pangolin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangolin)

The most badass animal to walk the earth.

Komodo dragon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comodo_dragon) disagrees. :smallbiggrin:

Krade
2010-02-14, 06:24 AM
Komodo dragon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comodo_dragon) disagrees. :smallbiggrin:

Perhaps... but the problem with komodo dragons is that you can't make something that actually looks like dragon scale mail.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Coat_of_Pangolin_scales.JPG/180px-Coat_of_Pangolin_scales.JPG
Yes I know they are borderline endangered, but that coat is Just. Plain. Awesome.:smallbiggrin:

Blas_de_Lezo
2010-02-14, 06:28 AM
Perhaps... but the problem with komodo dragons is that you can't make something that actually looks like dragon scale mail.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Coat_of_Pangolin_scales.JPG/180px-Coat_of_Pangolin_scales.JPG
Yes I know they are borderline endangered, but that coat is Just. Plain. Awesome.:smallbiggrin:

JFC!!! :smalleek:

That's too much cool!! :smallamused:

Ok, sign me up, although your animal isn't valuable for its abilities, but for its ecology (thanks AD&D). :smallwink:

Castaras
2010-02-14, 06:46 AM
Cats. Fuzzy wuzzy adowable kittykins.

And Spiders. Although while they're fuzzy they're not so much adowable as awesome.

Athaniar
2010-02-14, 06:55 AM
All hail the Feline Empire! Meow, Meow, Meow...

Yes, my #1 favorite animal is the cat. Other not-quite-as-perfect-but-still-nice animals include the llama and the Komodo dragon. But really, I like most animals. That does not include some of the creepier bugs, however, especially not spiders and earwigs. Strangely enough, I do think scorpions are awesome.

Seffbasilisk
2010-02-14, 07:00 AM
I'd say 'Dragon' to be ornery, but that's already been taken.

Wolf used to be my default, but more and more, I find myself admiring the Brown Bear. Grizzly style!

Threeshades
2010-02-14, 07:00 AM
Dragons! :biggrin:

Or... most of them, really. I adore snakes, but I don't think they'd be too much fun to own...

They are pretty passive, but feeding them is a show. Also they make nice living jewelry.



My favourite is the Panda Bear, followed closely by Wolves.

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-02-14, 07:29 AM
Whip-poor-will

No, they're not predatory or even pretty, but they sing lovesongs all night within the woods, to which I can relate.

Few birds also have so much mythology to them, from being able to see departing souls to being an early warning signal of encroaching evil.

Also, I love birds. In fact, except for birds of prey, I usually seem to be the only one.

Durp
2010-02-14, 07:35 AM
Bison. Cause you could be sitting in your wild west home, minding your own business, when you look out the window? BISON. RIGHT THERE. Staring inside your window with its big, round, hate filled eyes. And you know what the score is. Oh, boy, do you.

Asta Kask
2010-02-14, 07:41 AM
Bison. Cause you could be sitting in your wild west home, minding your own business, when you look out the window? BISON. RIGHT THERE. Staring inside your window with its big, round, hate filled eyes. And you know what the score is. Oh, boy, do you.

But you live in New York. :smallconfused:

And sign me up for the feline empire. I have the ruler in my lap right now.

Gamerlord
2010-02-14, 07:54 AM
My favorite?

The bear, an engine of pure destruction.

Winterwind
2010-02-14, 07:58 AM
Depends on the mood. Per default, it's wolves. But when I'm feeling depressed or lonely, I'll go with something more fluffy and adorable instead. Like bunnies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04RZrf3-Mgo&feature=related) or seals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzGt-g7vEd4). :smallredface:

Bhu
2010-02-14, 07:58 AM
2 guesses as to what my fave critter is...


http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/funny-pictures-you-should-make-sure-your-lolcat-is-genuine.jpg

Amiel
2010-02-14, 08:36 AM
Drop Bears (http://images.google.com.au/images?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hl=en&source=hp&q=drop+bears&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2&aq=&oq=drop+bear)

Foxes, red pandas, kittens, hamsters, certain birds, young birds (ducklings, swanlings, chicklings), certain marsupials, lion's mane jellyfish (with tentacles that can grow up to 60 metres long!)
Or this
http://cuteoverload.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/sora2.jpg?w=560&h=683

I've never understood the appeal of giant pandas or dogs; one looks dopey, the other just exudes stupidity.


Bhu, I see your cat and I raise you this
http://cuteoverload.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/kitties-n-blueberries-059.jpg?w=560&h=420

Serpentine
2010-02-14, 08:42 AM
That does not include some of the creepier bugs, however, especially not spiders and earwigs.I used to be scared of earwigs, but then I found out that they're excellent mothers. It's hard to hate something that's a good mum.
So, for now, I dislike ticks and most primates (bonobos are nice, and lemurs are pretty cool), and want various bugs away from my person although I don't mind them at a distance. Also rabbits are evil.
In case anyone's interested: pygmy marmosets piss at you when they don't like you, and as I mentioned before, they don't like toes, as I discovered when I wored sandals to work once.

My Boy only recently discovered that red pandas are a real animal. Now he thinks they're the most adorable thing ever and desperately wants one.

edit: "wored"? I'm going to leave that in as punishment. That'll learn me.

Ichneumon
2010-02-14, 08:56 AM
Charmander:smallcool:


....

what?:smallconfused:

Beans
2010-02-14, 09:01 AM
Bison. Cause you could be sitting in your wild west home, minding your own business, when you look out the window? BISON. RIGHT THERE. Staring inside your window with its big, round, hate filled eyes. And you know what the score is. Oh, boy, do you.
Lols.

I likes me sum platypus.
They has beaver tails and ducky bills... and frigging POISONOUS SPURS IN THEIR BACK LEGS. When they kick arse, it's PAINFUL.
And they're still so *waves arms* kawaii neko desu cute.

Serpentine
2010-02-14, 09:17 AM
Oh yeah! I like bilbies and platypuses.

Player_Zero
2010-02-14, 09:37 AM
Cats.


All hail the Feline Empire! Meow, Meow, Meow...


Cats. (abridged)

Correct answer.

AtomicKitKat
2010-02-14, 09:38 AM
See my Inner Animal avatar for a non-exhaustive list.

Perenelle
2010-02-14, 09:49 AM
Arctic and Red Foxes are probably my favorites. They're so adorable and furry!! :smallbiggrin:

ScottishDragon
2010-02-14, 10:06 AM
Skunks,theyr cute,very intelligent,and totally awesome.They are like cats as pets,but smarter,and they eat vegetables.

Clouded snow leoprds are close tho as a first.

Recaiden
2010-02-14, 11:33 AM
Mexican Honey Wasp. No question.

Short beaked echidna comes close.
Then wolves and spiders.
And I've been reminded that various hawks are nice too. Red-tailed especially.

Dragon queen
2010-02-14, 11:40 AM
The komodo dragon. Best animal known to man.

Red-tailed hawks come in second.

Reinholdt
2010-02-14, 12:30 PM
Tigers for me. Though really, all cats in general. Tiger is just my favorite type of cat.

Fox is a close second.

Tequila Sunrise
2010-02-14, 12:46 PM
I like all graceful predatory animals. Cats, raptors and dolphins are among my favorites.

Fostire
2010-02-14, 12:51 PM
This:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q224/LordRod/Loro2-1.jpg

With this being a close second:
http://static.open.salon.com/files/octopus1244124973.jpg

zeratul
2010-02-14, 12:55 PM
My favourite animals are the Snow Leopard, Timberwolf, great white shark, and crows/ravens.

Hazkali
2010-02-14, 12:56 PM
Orang-utans and bats.

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-02-14, 01:42 PM
and crows/ravens.
*thumb's up*

Icewalker
2010-02-14, 01:54 PM
Aaaaah, damn hard question.

Spotted Hyena. Wedge-Tailed Eagle. Pistol Shrimp.

...Does Viral from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann count as an animal? :smalltongue:

You know, I think I'm gonna have to go with the pistol shrimp/snapping shrimp (assuming Viral doesn't count :smallbiggrin: ). Any shrimp which can create a sound with 80,000 Pascals of pressure, as well as creating a point of temperature over 90% that of the surface of the sun takes first place in my book.

Don Julio Anejo
2010-02-14, 01:59 PM
A tie between raccoons and hedgehogs. Foxes and squirrels a close second.

Stadge
2010-02-14, 02:04 PM
For me I'd have to say that otters beat all other animals.

Mathis
2010-02-14, 02:34 PM
The hitman monkey puts every single one of the aforementioned animals to shame, shame!

http://i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab182/martinand1990/hitman-monkey.jpg

No but seriously, this monkey is the coolest animal. /endthread

Closak
2010-02-14, 03:36 PM
Dragons! :biggrin:

Or... most of them, really. I adore snakes, but I don't think they'd be too much fun to own...

This, just this.

Icewalker
2010-02-14, 03:45 PM
The hitman monkey puts every single one of the aforementioned animals to shame, shame!

No but seriously, this monkey is the coolest animal. /endthread

I dunno man. Can hitman monkey create a 5000 degree temperature by creating a vacuum cavitation bubble at the bottom of the ocean which collapses into a shockwave strong enough to kill small animals?

Mathis
2010-02-14, 03:47 PM
The hitman monkey survives. And he lives to kill another day.

Mando Knight
2010-02-14, 04:01 PM
Dragons! :biggrin:

Or... most of them, really. I adore snakes, but I don't think they'd be too much fun to own...

Charmander:smallcool:
*High fives for both*

Though if fictional beasts don't count, I'd have to go with lion. Possibly liger.

Starfols
2010-02-14, 04:16 PM
I love cats, they're delicious!

My favorite cute animal is either cats, or galagos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galago)

My favorite animal to eat is the cow. :smallbiggrin:

KerfuffleMach2
2010-02-14, 10:00 PM
Let's see...if you wanna include mythical creatures, than I go for European style dragons.

For real animals, the Bald Eagle. I have seen a few flying in the sky, and they just look so...majestic. Can't think of any other way to describe it.

cycoris
2010-02-14, 10:16 PM
-cat
-fox (especially swift fox)
-hedgehog
-binturong
-lemur
-monkey
-chipmunk
-purple people eater

girtleaf
2010-02-15, 12:14 AM
wombat easily a cute animal that can still rip your face off

THAC0
2010-02-15, 12:32 AM
Sea otters. I have a photo of one body-slamming another into the water. They rock!

Serpentine
2010-02-15, 12:53 AM
Oh! I like okapis a lot. They look like this:

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/resources/phil_myers/ADW_mammals/Artiodactyla/okapi3833.jpg/medium.jpg

Also I really want a pet crow.

Ninja Chocobo
2010-02-15, 01:29 AM
Kitties!
They're the fuzziest wuzziest adorablest cuteyist things ever!
Shame I'm allergic to them, really.

Krade
2010-02-15, 02:01 AM
We need more pagolin love here.

I present to you now, AWESOME!!!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fe/Tree_Pangolin.JPG/180px-

Callos_DeTerran
2010-02-15, 02:46 AM
Oh yeah! I like bilbies and platypuses.

*twitches and trembles with rage* How can ANYONE like those...those..?!


....In any case. Komodo dragons, for horrible bacterial related deaths and being awesome enough I honestly consider the benefits of domesticating them as mounts for children.

Also, this: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/eden/images/giants_komododragon_l.jpg

Is the face of all our dooms.

A very close second are Great White Sharks for being able to propel themselves up to and beyond 14 feet out of the water.

Serpentine
2010-02-15, 04:55 AM
*twitches and trembles with rage* How can ANYONE like those...those..?!Demons in Disguise? (http://blogs4brownback.wordpress.com/2007/11/30/demonwatch-platypusses/)

....In any case. Komodo dragons, for horrible bacterial related deathsTurns out they're actually venomous (http://www.pnas.org/content/106/22/8969.full). Who knew?

Speaking of such things, I really like the extinct goanna, Megalania:

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/2069/megalania1mm.jpg

I suspect it's the origin of the Whowie monster, a kind of... well, giant lizard.

Also, quetzalcoatlus. Not only does it have an awesome name, but it looks like this:
http://www.futura-sciences.com/fileadmin/Fichiers/images/Vie/quetzacoalt.jpgHow is that not a real-life dragon?!*

*"It doesn't breathe fire etc etc." Therefore, salamanders aren't salamanders of legend because they don't live in fire, cats aren't cats of legend because they don't have 9 lives and can't see dead people, crows aren't crows of legend because they can't turn into humans... Point being, a creature can still be the origin of a legend even if all the superstitions and whimsical extras turn out to be wrong.

Felixaar
2010-02-15, 05:18 AM
Feline of any variety, for favourites, but it's not limited to that. I do enjoy almost all animals, though insects sometimes bug me out.

Heh.

Beg me out.

Aheeheehee.

Serpentine
2010-02-15, 05:29 AM
http://fotosa.ru/stock_photo/Corbis_RF/p_2509598.jpg

She'll get you for that.

Cobra_Ikari
2010-02-15, 05:43 AM
A very close second are Great White Sharks for being able to propel themselves up to and beyond 14 feet out of the water.

Mako sharks can do 30'. Take THAT! :smalltongue:

Callos_DeTerran
2010-02-15, 10:37 AM
Mako sharks can do 30'. Take THAT! :smalltongue:

Mako sharks aren't 16+ feet long and weigh close to or over a ton.:smalltongue:

THAC0
2010-02-15, 01:59 PM
For the feline-lovers...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2505/3758504035_df3965c273_b.jpg



And, why sea otters are so awesome.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3341/3599743704_8818e76b2e_b.jpg

Mythestopheles
2010-02-15, 03:08 PM
I'd have to say Wolves.

Copacetic
2010-02-15, 03:09 PM
Guess.


Ten letter restriction blah.

Krade
2010-02-15, 07:31 PM
Guess.

Dragonfly!

...

...

...

...did I win?

Sneak
2010-02-15, 07:39 PM
White-headed Capuchin.

deuxhero
2010-02-15, 07:41 PM
My favorite is the Human. >_> what?

Linkavitch
2010-02-15, 07:45 PM
Siberian Tiger.

Condensed awesome in striped pajamas.

ForzaFiori
2010-02-15, 09:19 PM
Fluffy things are pretty awesome, with otters topping the list. My favorite animals are snakes though.

Coplantor
2010-02-15, 09:38 PM
Do I really need to answer this question? Or you guys already know?
Platypus, by the way:smalltongue:

Urg
2010-02-15, 09:59 PM
Okapi, definitely.

Serpentine
2010-02-15, 10:13 PM
Okapi, definitely.Woo, someone else who actually knows what it is!

Urg
2010-02-15, 10:15 PM
Who doesn't?
Only the best zebra-giraffe-horse/Poseiden's most awesome screw-up ever!
I even have like 5 in this game (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derby_Owners_Club).

Serpentine
2010-02-15, 10:17 PM
"What's an okapi?" is very often a quick follow-up question to "what's cryptozoology?"

Urg
2010-02-15, 10:18 PM
The freakiest part is, it's real though.

Firestar27
2010-02-16, 03:04 AM
My favorite is the Human. >_> what?

You know, they're actually a little poisonous. :smalltongue:

My favorite animal is the Kat. It's like a cat, but it's a Kat.
Kitties are awesome as well. :smallbiggrin:

I am also a fan of the otter (otter? I 'ardly know 'er!), the weasel, and the Okapi (I know them from Zoo Tycoon! :smallbiggrin:).

However, nothing compares to the Kat. :smallbiggrin:

Edit: Woah, that was an overload of big grins. :smalltongue:

Incompleat
2010-02-16, 05:03 PM
Perhaps it's not too original, but since I was a tiny kid I always liked red squirrels.

Or shrimps - shrimps are way cool. Tasty, too.

ClockShock
2010-02-16, 05:40 PM
Badgers.

Though this pangolin creature intrigues me.

Also, those Octopus things are awesome too.

Dancing_Zephyr
2010-02-16, 06:56 PM
I second people.
Then wolves, a bit cliche I know.
Then ravens.

CrimsonAngel
2010-02-16, 07:32 PM
Ermines, ferrets, weasles, otters, and other small, slender, furry animsls.

Urg
2010-02-16, 07:42 PM
Ermines, ferrets, weasles, otters, and other small, slender, furry animsls.

Cute, but they smell terrible.

Pyrian
2010-02-16, 08:11 PM
Human. Female. And preferably hot. :smallwink:

Dire Moose
2010-02-16, 08:12 PM
An Allosaurus.

Imagine a creature carrying a set of giant meathooks on its hands with which to grab you as it bites your head off. Now consider that this creature utterly dominated an environment with plenty of other predators, some bigger than itself.

Also, there's evidence of some form of social structure, given that allosaur "lairs" (with shed teeth of young and adult allosaurs but no other carnivores) have been found on occasion.

If this doesn't add up to "Awesome" I don't know what does. For further reading, I recommend Irregular Webcomic.

RabbitHoleLost
2010-02-16, 08:16 PM
Human. Female. And preferably hot. :smallwink:

Ohhai what?

>>

Oh. Right. That thing called modesty.

:smalltongue:

Also, I like Lemurs. And David Bowie.
He counts, right?

d13
2010-02-16, 08:20 PM
Human. Female. And preferably hot. :smallwink:

This.

And Ikrans. Have an urge to see one IRL, after watching Avatar.

Pyrian
2010-02-16, 08:25 PM
Human. Female. And preferably hot. :smallwink:Ohhai what?Yes, you. :smallwink: Except this week. :smallsigh: The mustache kind of kills it for me. :smallbiggrin:

CrimsonAngel
2010-02-16, 09:12 PM
It's a very nice mustache, on a related note.

Serpentine
2010-02-16, 10:15 PM
Oh! I know what I'd have as a pet, if I could have anything real: not sure what they're called, but one of those miniature stegosauruses. Found them while looking at dinosaurs one day. They're like a stegosaurus, except about the size of a medium to large dog. It'd be adorable! And tough!

Kelb_Panthera
2010-02-17, 01:47 AM
I can hardly believe I'm only the third person to say octopus. It's just so alien and cool. A little gooey bag of win. :smallsmile: