Scout the Fennec Fox Eating Carrots

Submitted by: big_fridge 6 years ago Funny

D"awww! Look at those ears!
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Male 371
What the heck fox dude? It`s a carrot! You don`t have to kill it first. Just swallow the darn things. A cat wouldn`t play with a dead mouse that much!
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Male 2,402
@cobrakiller
continued.....

I would suggest using the phrase "safe to handle" rather than the false impression `tame` might lead toward. Don`t you think so? That is why `tame is not used in veterinarian terms.
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Male 2,402
@cobrakiller

Are you referring to scientific sense or the everyday English sense of the word `domestication` and `tame`?

In the veterinarian field `tame` is not used. The definition we use to describe a `domesticated animal` is such:

"An animal that has been housed and fed by man for generations and has little fear of man as a result. Some domestic animals learn to depend on human provision so completely that they have little ability to survive if returned to a natural habitat".

Tame is such a vague word to describe such. It may be tame based on it`s dependence, but it may have feral tendencies as it may revert to it`s natural ways. Bulls are considered domesticated but also display feral tendencies as well.
If I brought out a person to a pasture with a bull, and said he was tame. That person might assume it was safe to go to the bull. Yet the bull makes a charge. Therefore he is not safe to be around.

A better English word t
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Female 158
IT`S SO RETARDEDLY ADORABLE MAKE IT STOOOOOPPP.
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Male 37,888
a nice coat in the making
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Male 7,585
crakrjak, then we are in agreement, man has domesticated wolves. Dogs are domesticated wolves. and according to your argument and the dictionary definition
"1.to convert (animals, plants, etc.) to domestic uses; tame.
2.to tame (an animal), esp. by generations of breeding, to live in close association with human beings as a pet or work animal and usually creating a dependency so that the animal loses its ability to live in the wild.
3.to adapt (a plant) so as to be cultivated by and beneficial to human beings.
4.to accustom to household life or affairs.
5.to take (something foreign, unfamiliar, etc.) for one`s own use or purposes; adopt.
6.to make more ordinary, familiar, acceptable, or the like: to domesticate radical ideas."

we have domesticated wolves into dogs. So case closed, im glad to see we are in agreement. have a great day.

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Male 2,220
Tameness <> Domestication.

Just a clade, no serious division of these definitions imho. Domestication is just tameness taken to the max - and it doesn`t take much for most `domesticated` animals to go feral.
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Male 15
Ratchet???
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Male 2,402
CrakrJak is correct. A domesticated animal is a breed in the service of humans. Example: Dogs and certain classes of species in sub-categories are bred for specific duties. Even the arrogant cat. Certain species are bred for specific actions.

Now if you had a Dolf/ Half wolf and half dog. They are beautiful to look at but that is all they are bred to do. there is no specific order of domestication. It`s wildness of the wolf and part domestication gives it confusing sense of innate nature.

To make a domesticated breed form a wild breed. You must use Belyaev`s method of domestication. it usually takes 10 generations of careful selection of breeding.

The fox is cute, but was more than likely raised out it`s environment and had been around it`s feeders. The humans with it are the alpha pair. Strangers will most likely be bit.
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Male 17,512
NottaSpy: And I`m saying it takes a lot more than contact with humans to "Domesticate" any animal species.

As I said before, Taming a few examples does not equal domestication.

From Wiki: A great difference exists between a tame animal and a domesticated animal. The term "domesticated" refers to an entire species or variety while the term "tame" can refer to just one individual within a species or variety. Humans have tamed many thousands of animals that have never been truly domesticated.
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Male 2,506
Cali says no to everything ):
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Male 881
CrakrJak, what madest said is true, but when you said that "No one has bred a wolf to be domesticated", you were completely wrong. Man domesticated wolves which we call dogs today. The proof that it can be done is the ongoing experiment in Russia where they have domesticated foxes. I am not talking about people taking pets and calling them domesticated, I am talking about the accidental domestication of dogs and the intentional domestication of foxes.

The experiment they are running in Russia is fascinating if you would only open your mind and let reality in.
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Male 27
all i can say is, he chews his food better than i do.
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Female 219
I know dogs can eat vegetables i didnt know animals like foxes ate stuff like that tho .. hum learn something new everyday
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Female 29
fuzzykeeko-How do you think normal dogs got to be house pets dear?....It is something that happens.......you should get over yourself these animals have it better in a home with a loving family and obviously he is not too upset about it
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Female 42
this is precious....in the wild.these are meant to be protected and loved in the Wild! we watch these videos and all say `we want`, but this is not a trend, its a responsibility, it makes me sick that this bit of nature can be paid for with no thought about how they are aquired, and what it means to `own` it.
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Male 17,512
cobrakiller & NottaSpy: Madest said it, Just because somebody seems to have tamed a few examples, enough to be non-violent, doesn`t mean they are domesticated.
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Male 2,402
I want too, but State of Hawaii says no.
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Female 296
lol i kinda knew The Dro stuff would get on here soon. ^.^ cute. he also has arctic fox named Spooky lol. everyone should listen to the dro`s band dead star assembly. bump lol
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Male 741
Every time i see a Fennec fox or i see people fighting over whether they are domesticated or not, I always get reminded of Le Petit Prince
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Female 98
kitty+bunny=fennec fox=<3
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Male 4,993
Guys also if is cute and you want him as a pet this don`t mean you are going to do a good thing for him. This animal is wild, the history of this species is not linked with humans like dogs cats or horses. He is born in the wild and to live in the wild. Taking him in your house is kinda cruel. Is like to cut wings to a bird.
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Female 3,598
awww.... WANT!!!
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Male 2,988
I can haz one?
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Female 259
I NEED ONE.
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Male 224
+ xiquiripat
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Male 7,378
Because people keep them as pets doesn`t mean they`re domesticated. They`re no more domesticated than a snake or a turtle or a bird for that matter. Vanity has no bounds apparently.
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Male 369
Then the crocidile hunter comes into veiw: "Look ere! Its a domesticated fannic fox en ets natural habitat. Ima go rassle me up sum grub."
Yum
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Female 448
They have domesticated foxes.
Just like they have domesticated squirrels. Go look it up.
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Male 2,422
When I was ten or so there was this fox that used to hang around our place and I eventually got him to eat out of my hand. Then the neighbor shot him.
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Male 419
cutest f$#king thing i`ve seen yet on IAB.
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Male 135
Mow that`s one cute mammal!
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Male 1,015
"These foxes are no appropriate as a family pet. They have naturally wild behaviors, such as the skittishness just seen, that do not make them good pets."

One of my grandparents neighbours had a domesticated fox, I played with it in the fields for a whole summer month when I was 8, My dad even filmed it.
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Male 267
Fatninja, you have like a million posts, yet all of them say nothing and are 4 words or less. lol.

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Male 160
Dawwwwwwwwwwwww!
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Female 192
I melted from the cuteness.
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Female 4,039
Even if it was wild, what`s the worst thing it could do? Bite your pinky off?
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Male 881
Dogs are domesticated wolves. Not only that, but a project that has been running for 60 years in Russia has domesticated foxes. Does CrakrJak ever get tired of being so completely wrong?
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Male 25,416
wow its a fox!
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Male 7,585
oh, and if you didnt know that, read select sections here.
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Male 7,585
crakrjak, all domestic dogs were bred from wolves. that is what i was talking about.
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Male 4,807
Just imagine how loud it is for him when a piece of carrot hits the cushion.
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Male 1,548
@Madest
Your article confirms my claims. Why are you implying that it doesn`t? I wasn`t using the example as evidence that they are domesticated, but that I have a greater than average understanding of their classification under my local law, which classifies them as "domesticated" so long as obtained through a qualified breeder.
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Male 17,512
cobrakiller: No one has bred a wolf to be domesticated, Even the half-dog half-wolf animals are just too wild. Some wolves, Just as bears and lions, have been trained for the movies, but that does not make them "domesticated".
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Male 6,694
Now thats cute.
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Male 7,378
Just because your cousin has one doesn`t mean they`re domesticated. Some crazy odd logic you have ther Volsunga. Read it for yourself.
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Male 1,548
@Madest
Actually, fennec foxes are domesticated. My cousin has one. They are, for the most part, the best of both worlds between dogs and cats. They are just as social and almost as trainable as a dog. They take care of themselves enough so that they can be easily trained to use a litterbox. The only real problems are bad habits of digging (which can ruin furniture if not trained at a young age), and the fact that they are nocturnal and can keep you up at night. Also, you need to find a way to supplement their dog food with some kind of insect.
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Male 7,585
crakrjak, we just have to breed it out of them like we did with wolves.
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Male 17,512
These foxes are no appropriate as a family pet. They have naturally wild behaviors, such as the skittishness just seen, that do not make them good pets.
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Male 7,585
adorable
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Male 36,299
My head just `sploded from teh cuteness!
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Male 5,194
Awww...
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Female 179
Doesn`t scout belong to Dro from Deadstar Assembly? :O
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Female 80
fennec foxes are sooooooooooo soft too!! i think they are the only WILD dog that can be domesticated and kept as a pet.... :)
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Female 63
These guys take cute to a whole new level!
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Male 7,378
It`s not domesticated and therefore should not be held captive as a "pet".
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Female 4,039
Geeeeeyyyaaaaahhhh - ooooh I want to pet it.
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Male 15,510
Where is my pokeball when I need it dammit!
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Male 493
Oh my god I want one!
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Male 1,182
lol i like how he takes them away
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Male 1,091
I want one so bad!
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Male 1,587
I bet he can pick up CNN with those things.
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Male 37,888
it`s CHEETO`s! They turned him orange!

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Female 17
dumbo-fox!
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Female 583
I will get one someday. I have it all planned out.
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Female 139
Link: Scout the Fennec Fox Eating Carrots [Rate Link] - D`awww! Look at those ears!
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