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Originally posted by spellbound
What we do is kill creatures which are alien to us.
It is disgusting and unforgiveable.
And people wonder why aliens do not contact us? We would kill them before they could even communicate. Actually, they would probably kill us first, and who could blame them? We are a totally horrible race, even though some of us are nice. Too many of us are horrible.
"Jack and Tracy Pearson spent 3 weeks trying to save their 2 month old Cria from a Brown Recluse Spider Bite. The brown recluse spider is found mainly in the central Midwestern states southward to the Gulf of Mexico. After many years of raising hundreds of llamas, this was the first and hopefully the last time they will encounter with this type of injury. Tracy commented that due to the fuzzy little face they did not see any signs of a problem until it was to late, but they tried for 3 weeks to save her anyway. The cria lost half her body weight in 2 weeks (after they discovered the first indication of a problem). As you will see from the pictures above, the spider bite was in the jaw. Her little face ended up with a large hole so she was unable to drink any liquid and eating became a problem. Tracy had to tube her to keep her hydrated, and with the help of loosely held gauze (using vet wrap to hold in place) they mixed a gruel for feed. They orally drenched her mouth with peodolite. With a regiment of antibiotics and constant care they thought they were starting to see some progress but she slipped backwards with the infection spreading throughout her system. After 3 weeks her body shut down."
Originally posted by Now_Then
I used to have a parrot, he was such a mental bird, he was really smart.... But if he ever spotted a cable out of the corner of his eye he would flip right out, staring at it and making one hell of a noise!!!
It's commen to all parrots - one of the biggest threats they face in the wild is tree dwelling snakes -- anything that liiks vaguely like a snake and they go mad!!
I'm gonna say it's as simple as that but with spiders for people - we are taught from a very young age that spiders are bad - there must be an instinct that we are born with, spiders in most parts of the world can kill... and even if they are not deadly, when your living as the achients did just being ill can be life or death, you cant fight or hunt.
Originally posted by gemineye
I would honestly rather have a venomous spider bite me, without seeing it happen or knowing the spider was there, than to see a perfectly harmless spider crawling on me and not bite me.