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climber
Habakkuk 3:19 Sozo
Jan 23, 2012 - 10:35am PT
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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 23, 2012 - 11:19am PT
My sharp-eyed electrician noticed the effing little bushy-tailed tree rats
have almost chewed through the neutral on my service! Yeah, as in #00 thick-azz wire!

"Mmmmm, this aluminum tastes sooooo gud!"
locker

Social climber
CO
Jan 23, 2012 - 11:49am PT


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part-time communist

climber
Feb 11, 2012 - 02:01am PT
Hey, look what we have here, a stray squirrel managed to escape toadgas' secret underground squirrel breeding/experimentation basement. What the hell was he doing with them? That poor squirrel.

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/10/10376734-purple-squirrel-goes-free-leaving-mystery-behind

"Now the Purple Squirrel has its own Facebook page with more than 3,800 fans."

Toadgas may be onto something here. LOL
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 11, 2012 - 12:48pm PT
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Feb 11, 2012 - 01:07pm PT
I'm with ya Hank.

Monkeys... Meh. Hate 'em.

Languor Monkey In India
Languor Monkey In India
Credit: Karl Baba

These white ones are the more noble ones... Still... today I'm approaching a bridge across the Ganges and his big white monkey jumps in front of me and pokes me in the chest.

I'm like WTF! But realize I have a carrot in my mind.

Ok Dude, if you insist, here's the carrot

Monkey after insisting on my carrot
Monkey after insisting on my carrot
Credit: Karl Baba

Peace

Karl
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Feb 11, 2012 - 02:08pm PT
Hate monkey and monkey type things. Got attacked by a foul Macaque years ago. Hate hate hate and it's not too strong a word.
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Feb 11, 2012 - 02:21pm PT
What ever became of that damned thing next door to your parents? It came over to menace me when I dropped by that time. I didn't know what the hell it was. It didn't move like any sort of animal you would expect in rural Texas.

Gah. I hope it tried to bite a power transformer or something.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Feb 11, 2012 - 02:30pm PT
That fecker is in Florida somewhere last I heard Tim. It was mean and horrible. I'm glad it didn't attack you too (I wasn't the first). Thank goodness his teeth were ground down (he probably doesn't agree) - see the canines they have? I wouldn't have my calf if it weren't the case.

I still am angry about the attack and everyone's response. True, no skin was broken (hence my parents laughing at it as if it was nothing). No sharp teeth, but he had CRUSHING jaws. He mashed up my leg so good the doctor was concerned about blood clots getting me. It too a long time for my leg to heal.

The mom next door (who loved that spawn of satan so much she didn't care when it attached her own kids) died of pancreatic cancer a year or so after I was attacked. Months later, the dad was killed in a car wreck. So, the family is gone and the monkey was allegedly shipped to FL. Hopefully it's getting better care and nothing or no one else was ever attacked.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 11, 2012 - 02:53pm PT
Monkeys can't be trusted.
part-time communist

climber
Feb 11, 2012 - 02:55pm PT
(I've also been working with possums, trying to make them less ornery.)

Ha!!


;)
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Feb 11, 2012 - 03:00pm PT
Love squirrels. Some wander in the house here in the Spring. Pretty cute! No need for additional pets though.

Mom grew up with one - had him for years. An unfortunate slipping accident (ice) ended his life prematurely. :/

stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Feb 11, 2012 - 03:05pm PT
Squirrels are pretty cute. I've always liked them. One of my many childhood nicknames was squirrel. I think my dad called me that one on account of my like of climbing trees. My brother didn't care for the tree climbing so much.

Glad that monkey monster is gone. I didn't realize it had bitten you on the calf! Yeah, ha ha. I'd have laughed, too. >:-(
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Feb 11, 2012 - 03:07pm PT
Full on attack. He'd gotten out and I was outside. They are very strong. He chewed up my leg, was clawing at me, bit my fingers - wanted me to pick it up and I wouldn't. Pulled me to the ground. I barely made it back into the house. Very ugly and super scary. Have you seen the stories where they eat off faces, fingers, testicles, etc? It was awful.
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Feb 11, 2012 - 03:21pm PT
I've read all about those people mutilated by chimps. That's what is so horrifying about your attack! To think they at least ground that thing's teeth down is little comfort.
part-time communist

climber
Feb 11, 2012 - 03:25pm PT
why are they so crazy vicious?
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Feb 11, 2012 - 03:28pm PT
This thing lived right next door, so it may have been territorial. Who knows? When you try to socialize a wild animal, weird sh#t goes down. Its caregiver, the older woman, obviously must have cradled it like a baby. That's why it expected to be picked up.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 11, 2012 - 03:28pm PT
Monkeys suck as pets. Our friend rescued a pair of Capucins who were due to
be offed by the research lab at a certain prestigious university he was at.
Sometimes he wondered if he had erred in saving them after he was savaged
a few times. All this despite building them a huge and wonderful outdoor
enclosure with access to an inside enclosure during the frigid California
winters. But then gratitude is also a sentiment many a human finds unable to display.
Of course those poor things had good reason to distrust humans.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Feb 11, 2012 - 03:38pm PT
Exactly. She babied it and allowed it to crawl on her shoulders (even though it was as big as it was). The man, her husband, was abusive toward it. That dynamic was bad - the meaner he was, the more tolerant she was and the more damage the beast did, so the meaner the man became, etc.

So the monkey had gotten out again and come over to my parent's property. He was at their chicken pen (had a thing about pulling the chicken's heads off which was pretty uncool). Anyway, the man next door starts coming over to try to get beast home. Beast sees dad and I think panics. Runs to me to save it (I think in his mind, woman is safe, man is bad). I'm not touching going to pick it up, so it appeared to get very angry at me so it lashed out. It's got me down chomping on me and the man is yelling "kick it as hard as you can!" I couldn't even manage that. I thought I was gonna have my toes chomped off.

You know when people say they are strong? Well, they are beyond your wildest dreams strong. Freakishly strong. And fast.

Now, I hate that beast for sure. But I also felt very sorry for it. It should not be a pet. It should not have had his teeth ground down (ow). It shouldn't have been brutalized by the tyrant dad. Still, following my attack, I was 100% prepared to put a bullet in that beast if I saw it again. Had that attack happened to one of my nieces, I wonder if they would have survived.

BTW, it was featured in an "Animal Cops Houston" episode. It had attacked someone in the city limits. Rather than dealing with it - and that it had repeatedly attacked the three kids in the family - the family moved out to a more rural area as a result.
part-time communist

climber
Feb 11, 2012 - 03:42pm PT
I'm still a little stupefied as to why they are even allowed to be pets?
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