@simplersimon But maybe they don’t view humans as prey. I believe the only predator that views humans as prey are grizzly bears, the rest we are just food of convenience, not food to be actively hunted.
@simplersimon What’s a possibility? - that polar bears will hunt us, eat us…
We were near the mouth of the Albany River in northern Canada (empties in the James Bay) and for several hours a polar bear was walking the shoreline, paralleling us as we here on the river. Fortunately it left us alone as all we had to fight it off was canoe paddles and stuff in backpacks/canoe waterproof bags.
Great question. For a pet, I’d have to think more, but to bring back an extinct animal in general - can I bring like the entire population back? If so, passenger pigeon. I would have loved to see them darken the skies in their heyday. hayday? Whatever.
@aetris@DVDBZN WOOLLY BULLY, of course! I had a giant fluffy GSD who received that name as he was the biggest boy in the litter. Eventually got shortened to Bob (Big Old Boy) and evolved to Bobness. I miss him IMMENSELY.
Pet?! Are you serious? I don’t need or want another pet ever again. I’d accept a magical creature like a unicorn or sprite or some such that 1) doesn’t need me to take care of it (other than in some more abstract way by just being there or something meaningless like that) and 2) provides some tangible benefit (preferably including financial). To be clear, I’m uninterested in a unicorn (or whatever) that needs to be fed, deshitted, pastured and otherwise tended to. I want them, yaknow, as friends who stop by and do nice things for me and such. Or even that are capable and willing to sustain an intelligent conversation.
Pet? You’ve got to be fucking kidding me. I’m done taking care of things that can’t even properly manage their own bodily functions. Been there. Am there. Don’t want to be there anymore.