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Date: 08/26/08 04:04 PM

58 Responses to Strange Japanese Pet

  1. Profile photo of ledgehead
    ledgehead Male 40-49
    633 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 3:54 pm
    Link: Strange Japanese Pet - I`ve seen some strange pets: snakes, monkeys, lions and hyenas, but this is the strangest of them all.
  2. Profile photo of JaykRawk
    JaykRawk Male 18-29
    6 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 4:08 pm
    i though for sure it would be a mogwai.
  3. Profile photo of PandaCookies
    PandaCookies Female 13-17
    118 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 4:09 pm
    Caiman? Seriously? Thats what theyre called in mexico ^^

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

  4. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 4:11 pm
    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.
  5. Profile photo of xKaleigh
    xKaleigh Female 13-17
    93 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 4:11 pm
    Japanese announcers make me LOL.
  6. Profile photo of andrewgaynor
    andrewgaynor Male 18-29
    370 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 4:12 pm
    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!

  7. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2008 at 4:14 pm
    ...Can you really tame those?
  8. Profile photo of PandaCookies
    PandaCookies Female 13-17
    118 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 4:15 pm
    @Lionhart2

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

  9. Profile photo of MYCHEMGIRL
    MYCHEMGIRL Female 13-17
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    August 26, 2008 at 4:16 pm
    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?
  10. Profile photo of MYCHEMGIRL
    MYCHEMGIRL Female 13-17
    1287 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 4:19 pm
    Also, opie.
    I told you last night on Gabbly that I would `edit` your avi. Now look at mine.
  11. Profile photo of addler
    addler Male 13-17
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    August 26, 2008 at 4:21 pm
    the thing is, i wouldnt want that thing in my house. call me boring but a cat or a dog suit me just fine
  12. Profile photo of andrewgaynor
    andrewgaynor Male 18-29
    370 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 4:22 pm
    when is IAB gonna get a chat placey thingy? :(
  13. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2008 at 4:23 pm
    Aiiii! Caiman-kun kawaiii! X3 <3 <3 <3
  14. Profile photo of White_Wolfos
    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
    1143 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 4:26 pm
    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.

  15. Profile photo of Grizzzzzzzzz
    Grizzzzzzzzz Male 18-29
    489 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 4:26 pm
    drating stupid

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

  16. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2008 at 4:27 pm
    why
    how
    WHY!!!
  17. Profile photo of sponged
    sponged Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2008 at 4:31 pm
    i suppose the only way to tame them so they dont end up eating you is by cutting there legs off
  18. Profile photo of MYCHEMGIRL
    MYCHEMGIRL Female 13-17
    1287 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 4:36 pm
    sponged: genius.
  19. Profile photo of JohnnyTheCow
    JohnnyTheCow Male 13-17
    89 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 4:37 pm
    show and tell just got a whole lot more fun
  20. Profile photo of Curtin8780
    Curtin8780 Male 13-17
    109 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 4:38 pm
    isnt japan supposed to be like ahead of anybody in technology but there TV format looks like its from the 80`s
  21. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 4:45 pm
    This will not end well.
  22. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2008 at 4:56 pm
    It`s like keeping a killer jack-in-the-box as a pet.
  23. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2008 at 4:59 pm
    what if it eats the baby??
  24. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2008 at 5:02 pm
    okaayyy. by the end of the clip i thought it was actually kinda cute.

    is there something wrong with me?

  25. Profile photo of FrigginMo
    FrigginMo Male 18-29
    266 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 5:19 pm
    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.

  26. Profile photo of Wibble4321
    Wibble4321 Male 40-49
    414 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 5:22 pm
    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...

  27. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 5:37 pm
    I kept waiting for it to bite one of them, it`s going to happen some day.
  28. Profile photo of shortsagitar
    shortsagitar Female 18-29
    676 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 5:42 pm
    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
  29. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3045 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 5:58 pm
    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..."
  30. Profile photo of Seak
    Seak Male 18-29
    1503 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 6:09 pm
    Looked somehow dead at first.
  31. Profile photo of Space_girl
    Space_girl Female 18-29
    627 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 6:37 pm
    I love that it wags its tail.
  32. Profile photo of jamzzz
    jamzzz Female 18-29
    179 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 6:46 pm
    I just feel sorry for it... it seemed so sad just sitting there hardly moving. :(
  33. Profile photo of delphinkid
    delphinkid Male 13-17
    66 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 6:58 pm
    Kotatsus are niiiiiiiiiiice
    That`s all I could think throughout the video.
  34. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
    1470 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 7:03 pm
    that thing is going to eat u in ur sleep
  35. Profile photo of halo69
    halo69 Male 13-17
    188 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 7:39 pm
    haha i tought it would be repost of the penguin but i was wrong :(
  36. Profile photo of Vampirenight
    Vampirenight Female 13-17
    2 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 7:54 pm
    its tamed like a dog...except with scales...and sharp teeth...that can attack at any moment...
  37. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 7:59 pm
    > 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

  38. Profile photo of hissthis
    hissthis Male 30-39
    18 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 9:41 pm
    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.
  39. Profile photo of AndroidMetro
    AndroidMetro Male 18-29
    807 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 10:01 pm
    OMG, those kids with the matching hats were adorable.
  40. Profile photo of 1williamsg
    1williamsg Male 18-29
    326 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 10:02 pm
    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
  41. Profile photo of AnImbroglio
    AnImbroglio Male 30-39
    838 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 11:09 pm
    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.
  42. Profile photo of Rhantekie
    Rhantekie Female 70 & Over
    25 posts
    August 26, 2008 at 11:40 pm
    ^^Spongamabob: "what if it eats the baby??" . . . well they probably won`t have to feed it for another 6 months. :-|
  43. Profile photo of 2otto2
    2otto2 Male 30-39
    117 posts
    August 27, 2008 at 12:41 am
    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

  44. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
    2050 posts
    August 27, 2008 at 4:01 am
    And people say Michael Phelps is a douche.

  45. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
    2050 posts
    August 27, 2008 at 4:18 am
    "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?

  46. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    August 27, 2008 at 5:11 am
    i was so nervous watching that.... half expecting it to just attack them at any moment!
  47. Profile photo of morrigan
    morrigan Female 18-29
    32 posts
    August 27, 2008 at 6:33 am
    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.
  48. Profile photo of Vagrant86
    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    August 27, 2008 at 9:38 am
    pet alligators aren`t all that uncommon.
  49. Profile photo of ChainsawNbud
    ChainsawNbud Male 50-59
    741 posts
    August 27, 2008 at 1:07 pm
    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.

  50. Profile photo of Wewoo
    Wewoo Female 13-17
    435 posts
    August 27, 2008 at 2:56 pm
    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.
  51. Profile photo of mikhaillost
    mikhaillost Female 70 & Over
    538 posts
    August 27, 2008 at 4:28 pm
    LOL at first I didn`t notice the crocodile.... I thought the video would be about the baby.
  52. Profile photo of Chaos7
    Chaos7 Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2008 at 12:48 am
    Sebastopol!
  53. Profile photo of Lorodiam
    Lorodiam Male 18-29
    189 posts
    August 28, 2008 at 7:28 am
    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!!
  54. Profile photo of Poreka
    Poreka Female 13-17
    710 posts
    August 28, 2008 at 9:06 am
    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.
  55. Profile photo of Doublees
    Doublees Male 30-39
    62 posts
    August 28, 2008 at 9:38 am
    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 :(

  56. Profile photo of beca3523
    beca3523 Female 13-17
    29 posts
    August 30, 2008 at 1:16 pm
    haha! it wags its tail!!
  57. Profile photo of 11Volcom11
    11Volcom11 Male 18-29
    503 posts
    September 2, 2008 at 3:38 pm
    does it do anything besides lie there? most boring pet ever?
  58. Profile photo of hyeonkim0805
    hyeonkim0805 Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2008 at 2:20 pm
    Why does everything have to turn into a fcking debate around here?

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