Strange Japanese Pet

Submitted by: ledgehead 9 years ago in Weird

I"ve seen some strange pets: snakes, monkeys, lions and hyenas, but this is the strangest of them all.
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Male 667
Why does everything have to turn into a fcking debate around here?
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Male 503
does it do anything besides lie there? most boring pet ever?
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Female 29
haha! it wags its tail!!
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Male 62
I think what dooms the poor reptilian into mindless obedience is the fact that gramps beds down with it nightly (see 1:07).

Poor Caiman-kun :(

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Female 710
Steve Irwin is probably looking down from the heavens with his millions of alligator, crocodile and snake buddies and saying,"That`s not an enviroment for a caiman now, ain`t it? Poor lil thing...oh well, it`ll be `appy to see me when he joins us!"
Then he`ll go wrestle Godzilla.
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Male 189
I don`t see the problem with this. Its just another pet, a dog could eat you or your children aswell you know, a cat could scratch your eyes out and probably worse. And the excuse, "yeah but they are tame animals" doesn`t cut it. They were wild aswell at one point and eventually through many many years just became docile regular house pets. So why not alligators or crocodiles. They`d be great, they can eat and digest pretty much any crap you give them, and only need to feed 1 or 2 times top a year!! In my opinion everyone should get one. A garbage disposal that protects your house and will make a nice pair of shoes when it eventually dies...(which will probably be after you anyway)... wiN!!
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Male 848
Sebastopol!
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Female 538
LOL at first I didn`t notice the crocodile.... I thought the video would be about the baby.
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Female 434
Awwwww, Caiman-kun loves the kotatsu.
Makes sense, since they need heat to move around, like lizards.
At first I thought he was fake, but then he moved his tail.
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Male 741
it`s a race...does the alligator eat the baby before the parents make sushi out of it?

er, make sushi out of the alligator, not the baby.

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Male 2,553
pet alligators aren`t all that uncommon.
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Female 32
Man, that crocodile is pretty laid back. He doesn`t look like he`d bite anyone unless they tried to attack him or something.
And yes, growing up alongside a human for 23 years has probably had an impact on his behavior. He`s used to people, so he doesn`t mind them. He`s nothing more than a big, scaly puppy.
He also seemed to be enjoying that kotatsu quite a lot. Happy crocodile is happy.
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Female 5,139
i was so nervous watching that.... half expecting it to just attack them at any moment!
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Male 2,049
"crocidiles are the smartest reptiles and it had been with him since he was a child so about 23 years or more so it would be tame after all that time"

and @ 1williamsg WTF you talking about?

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Male 2,049
And people say Michael Phelps is a douche.

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Male 117
that`s not a pet...
he`s raising that thing for eating it :)
seriously: Boiled alligator feet are a speciality and delicacy. Have tried them once - really not bad

@Lionhart2:
fully agree! political correctness and reason can`t go hand in hand :P

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Female 25
^^Spongamabob: "what if it eats the baby??" . . . well they probably won`t have to feed it for another 6 months. :-|
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Male 838
Someone is going to lose a hand. I will take any bets at all. Someone is losing an appendage here. It`s guaranteed. And it won`t be the croc.
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Male 325
crocidiles are the smartest reptiles and it had been with him since he was a child so about 23 years or more so it would be tame after all that time
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Male 807
OMG, those kids with the matching hats were adorable.
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Male 18
First of all you can not tame a reptile. They do not have the same intelligence as a mammal. I know because I own 20 snakes. At one time we had almost 200 snakes and a few different lizards and monitors. There is no way in hell that I would have a crocodillian of any size running loose around my house.
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Male 8,302
> by referring to them as "Japs", yes, you are being racist

Is it necessarily racist? Calling Australians Aussies, Germans Jerries, Japanese Japs, Chinese Chinks, Canadians Canucks, they are all just familiar abbreviations rather than racist. Surely the fundamental of a racism has to be some offense or derogatory intention, which none of these phrases imply.

Also, you have to remember I`m older than most of you guys, and come from a time when we knew all this new-age politically-correct touchy-feely greenie garbage was utter cr*p, before people forgot it was all a joke and started to actually believe it.

Oh hang on, I was born in the peace-and-love 60`s... dang, maybe its just me then.

:P back at ya

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Female 2
its tamed like a dog...except with scales...and sharp teeth...that can attack at any moment...
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Male 188
haha i tought it would be repost of the penguin but i was wrong :(
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Female 1,470
that thing is going to eat u in ur sleep
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Male 66
Kotatsus are niiiiiiiiiiice
That`s all I could think throughout the video.
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Female 179
I just feel sorry for it... it seemed so sad just sitting there hardly moving. :(
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Female 627
I love that it wags its tail.
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Male 3,058
I`m guessing when the caiman eats the baby, we`ll see both parents being interviewed... in tears... saying "We don`t know how this happened..."
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Female 675
eh saw it coming.... doesnt surprise me but then again im in america... been there done that lol alligators/crocidiles are sorta common on the news and stuff
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Male 2,582
I kept waiting for it to bite one of them, it`s going to happen some day.
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Male 454
Curtin8780 - don`t worry Japanese TV technology is way ahead, however there are still analogue channels around, and the quality of what you see is entirely dependent on the quality of whoever captured it, compressed it and hosted it.

My regular domestic TV has been digital HD for years now and the PQ is fantastic. Since the US started converting to HD things have gotten better I figure but the number of channels there still causes a lot of compression artifacts. I`m just signing up for TV over my 100Mb fiber internet connection now to get the cable/satellite channels. Then I have my 3.6Mb mobile phone with smart cash etc. Some tech in Japan is very cool, but like everywhere, when you get out in the countryside, well, it is what it is...

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Male 266
I have to assume that thing either has brain damage, or is exceptionally smart for its species (coupled with years and years and severe conditioning growing up with that guy.)

Man reptiles are so cute. I want one.

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Female 2,084
okaayyy. by the end of the clip i thought it was actually kinda cute.

is there something wrong with me?

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Female 2,084
what if it eats the baby??
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Male 603
It`s like keeping a killer jack-in-the-box as a pet.
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Male 17,512
This will not end well.
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Male 109
isnt japan supposed to be like ahead of anybody in technology but there TV format looks like its from the 80`s
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Male 89
show and tell just got a whole lot more fun
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Female 1,287
sponged: genius.
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Male 553
i suppose the only way to tame them so they dont end up eating you is by cutting there legs off
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Male 4,867
why
how
WHY!!!
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Male 489
drating stupid

that`s all that went through my mind, especially when i saw they had a child.

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Female 1,142
Er, Lionhart2, you mean Takeshi`s Castle?
And by referring to them as "Japs", yes, you are being racist. :P

Anywho, it was funny how he babied it like any other pet owner would. Endearing, until you consider the fact that the thing would probably enjoy snacking on the guys insides. Eek.

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Male 9,305
Aiiii! Caiman-kun kawaiii! X3 <3 <3 <3
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Male 370
when is IAB gonna get a chat placey thingy? :(
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Male 776
the thing is, i wouldnt want that thing in my house. call me boring but a cat or a dog suit me just fine
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Female 1,287
Also, opie.
I told you last night on Gabbly that I would `edit` your avi. Now look at mine.
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Female 1,287
I don`t think you can tame them.
They live by themselves in the wild, and they learn everything by themselves.
Sheesh, if we keep doing this to animals, none would be...dangerous. Where`s the fun in safety?
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Female 118
@Lionhart2

Maybe theyre trying to do something about the suicide rate by keeping things interesting

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Female 15,763
...Can you really tame those?
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Male 370
Anyone else get the vibe that this is what news channels are like in japan? Considering how everything else is in crazy ol japan I wouldnt be surprised if this was thier version of fox news or sky news or something...

It must be really tamed if they can hang out around it with a baby!

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Female 93
Japanese announcers make me LOL.
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Male 8,302
Nothing the Japs do EVER surprises me now. There`s something fundamentally wrong with all of them - have you ever seen a Jap website without a cute little anime cartoon on it? Ever? Upskirt videos and hentai? Screaming their guts out in regimented groups of 1000 just to start a work day? Covering their mouth when they smile? And `Tegashi`s Castle`, `Live Live Downtown` and all those other weird TV programs? It isn`t just that things are `strange` over there, they are downright creepy at times... there seems to be something fundamentally warped about the Jap pysche. Or am I just being racist? Nope, they`re weird.
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Female 118
Caiman? Seriously? Thats what theyre called in mexico ^^

How can you sleep with that thing next to you...

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Male 6
i though for sure it would be a mogwai.
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Male 633
Link: Strange Japanese Pet [Rate Link] - I`ve seen some strange pets: snakes, monkeys, lions and hyenas, but this is the strangest of them all.
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