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    Best pet? Samoyed Husky
    Best eatin? Elk
    Best non pet non eatin? Siberian Tiger though with a proper supply of elk, pet siberian tiger would probably work out well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamash View Post
    Peacocks are able to eat snakes and poison things without having any problems, nobody is sure how they do it but it's awesome.
    Do you have a citation for this? I am familiar with the idea of peacock immunity to poison from the Hindu tradition, but I don't know if the rest of what you say is true.

    First, with respect to snakes, there are venomous snakes (they bite you, you die) but no poisonous snakes (you eat them, you die) that I can think of. Eating a venomous snake is no big deal--even humans can do it. Snake venoms are complex organic compounds that cause damage when they enter the bloodstream; however, they are pretty easily broken down into a more harmless form during digestion, long before they reach your bloodstream.

    With respect to the plants, many animals can eat things that are poisonous to humans.

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    I think, since the venom is in the fangs, and the fangs are in the head, which is mostly bone - the head would generally be discarded before cooking anyway.

    That said - I recall reading that people have drunk raw snake venom as a stunt to prove that it's safe - with the main hazard being the possibility of cuts or sores in the mouth letting the venom in.
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    I think that the most interesting animal in the world is the human, so I'd have to say that they are my favorite.

    I am also very interested in large, aggressive herbivores as a group. I love the way that they exploit the narrowing of the food chain to intimidate predators into backing off (a predator needs to eat many, many herbivores over their lifetime, and even a small injury received at the hands of an aggressive herbivore can be the gateway to later failure and starvation). The way that they staunchly defend their families also triggers in me a certain empathy. Musk oxen and elephants are particularly awesome for their good defensive tactics.
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    Don't really have a favourite, but my most hated animal is apes. Chimps, gorillas, orangutans, baboons - I dislike them all.

    It's mostly because I don't like the Planet of the Apes movies. I hate how Hollywood keeps shoving its pro-ape supremacy agenda down my throat. I'll be damned if I'll bow down to a bunch of poop-throwing monkeys!
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    I like most animals but my favourite is probably horse. Grew up around them and riding is awesome.

    Quote Originally Posted by Xyril View Post
    First, with respect to snakes, there are venomous snakes (they bite you, you die) but no poisonous snakes (you eat them, you die) that I can think of
    A couple of keelback snakes are both venomous and poisonous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xyril View Post

    First, with respect to snakes, there are venomous snakes (they bite you, you die) but no poisonous snakes (you eat them, you die) that I can think of.
    Quote Originally Posted by Karmea View Post
    A couple of keelback snakes are both venomous and poisonous.
    The tiger keelback or Japanese grass snake (Rhabdophis tigrinus) certainly, and probably several other other members of its genus Rhabdophis.


    The common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) has also been referenced as sequestering poison from the frogs it preys on - becoming somewhat poisonous to predators - though maybe not to quite the extent the keelbacks do.

    It may be more "horrible tummyache and other symptoms" than "die" though - and cooking might reduce the issue.
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    And now I am hungry. Chickens are tasty too!
    I also crave meat. Some nice, buttery crab would hit the spot, right about now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VincentTakeda View Post
    Best pet? Samoyed Husky
    Do you mean samoyeds AND huskies, or a part samoyed/husky dog?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VincentTakeda View Post
    Best pet? Samoyed Husky
    Quote Originally Posted by Honest Tiefling View Post
    Do you mean samoyeds AND huskies, or a part samoyed/husky dog?

    How about Malamutes and mal-u-mutts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honest Tiefling View Post
    Do you mean samoyeds AND huskies, or a part samoyed/husky dog?
    They may be applying "husky" as a generic term for everything descended from the original Sled Dog - which was part of the "spitz" group:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spitz
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamishspence View Post
    They may be applying "husky" as a generic term for everything descended from the original Sled Dog - which was part of the "spitz" group:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spitz
    Given the tendency for crossbreeding random breeds (Such as corgis and dalmatians), I'm just not sure. Also never heard husky used in that sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honest Tiefling View Post
    Also never heard husky used in that sense.
    Here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Husky

    it suggests that the generic husky is a fast sled dog, but otherwise, a mutt.

    Alaskan Huskies are basically generic mutt huskies - but specifically in Alaska.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaskan_husky



    There's one pedigree breed also called a husky - the Siberian husky:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siberian_Husky
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