Animals that get a bad rep

Does anyone even like northern giant petrels? Any time people bring them up it's just because of how gruesome and disgusting they are. Always a story about how they ate a baby penguin alive, or ripped its intenstines out of its butthole.
Scavengers in general tend to be treated badly compared to hunters, just see how hyenas were treated by media vs how lions were treated.
Don't think anyone has anything positive to say about parasites either like ticks and most especially internal parasites like tapeworms. Could anyone even make these animals sound better?

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  1. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    people really hate wienerroaches for some reason even where I live, with only native tiny ones that are purely outdoor bugs that you would have to be a insect guy to even know they exist.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      You overestimate normies' ability to discern a wienerroach from any other insect that can fly through windows

  2. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Snakes. Yes they can be dangerous but people are really afraid of them and will just kill one even if it's completely harmless.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      because theyre women, women are scared of reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Kipling made Kaa a wise, old, powerful mentor for Mowgli who'd occasionally help him, at least.
      Then Walt Disney had to be the c**t he was and ruined everything. Again.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        How big was the change?

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because our ancestors were once prey for snakes. Primates and basal mammals. Fear of them is partly instinct.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because our ancestors were once prey for snakes. Primates and basal mammals. Fear of them is partly instinct.

      I have a great innate fear of snakes but can easily overcome it and feel a great strength inside of me when I do. It's called willpower and it's a nice thing to have even the smallest amount of.

  3. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can't think of another large animal that gets a worse rep than Komodo dragons, they are even misrepresented within wildlife/zoology circles. Basically everything you hear about them is untrue or the outright opposite of reality

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      >they are even misrepresented within wildlife/zoology circles. Basically everything you hear about them is untrue or the outright opposite of reality
      Like what?

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        what people say:
        >aggressive
        >bite their prey and then follow it for days to die
        >super toxic bite
        >indiscriminate eating machines
        reality:
        >fairly docile in the wild, friendly in captivity
        >usually kill prey within a matter of minutes
        >have one of the least potent venoms out of all varanids
        >feeding response is relatively reserved

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          Youre fricking moronic.
          Theres a video where it rips open a pregnant deer alive and swallows the entire baby deer while it kicks and whines(while the mother is still alive guts hanging out)
          Another vudeo where it swallows a goat alive and it bleets inside its stomach, also, a dozenvideos where it eats prey thats still kicking
          Its literally the devil. Getting choked to death by a lion is a million times better

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            most animals dont take the time to kill their prey, its just in many cases predators subduing prey ends up killing them, but they dont really have any qualms eating something alive thats not resisting

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            How is this any worse than wolves eating a deer alive ass first? You're a fricking moron if you think eating their prey alive makes them any different to other animals

            • 11 months ago
              Anonymous

              Same could be said for bears, hyenas and African wild dogs. They need the calories immediately and can't risk someone stealing their feed. Hell OP's pic includes giant petrels that do the same.

  4. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    I watched a segment on them (the one that taught me they existed) and It was presented as the artics' most feared bird and they showed It pretty much stood ground to everything else mentioned until that point, It was done with metal songs playing in the back and pretty much dubbed the petrel to be the most metal bird there, I say even if gruesome that's one way to make It charismatic

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've heard their chicks have a defense tactic that involves regurgitating and puking their food on you and the smell is putrid and can stick for a long fricking time. Are they at least nice to each other or do things like one mate for life?
      >It pretty much stood ground to everything else mentioned until that point
      What do you mean?

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        (Mini doc part of the "Geografist" parody series) was an animated Animal documentary by some ex military on penguins, how they live and how every other animal in their environment kills them and when covering the petrel he basically showed that the petrel makes a meal out of every animal mentioned to predate or disrespect penguins (including penguins of course, with a section on how 1/3 of chick colony deaths were from petrels raiding them), even if It's simply their carcasses they can still go for live prey and they go for the eyes, bowels and all, a part of the doc was comedic so they may have exagerated the petrel's "street cred" to answer your question (last segments after the petrel were reserved for orcas and larger animals known to bully penguins so they were not included in the "everything else")

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Youre fricking moronic.
        Theres a video where it rips open a pregnant deer alive and swallows the entire baby deer while it kicks and whines(while the mother is still alive guts hanging out)
        Another vudeo where it swallows a goat alive and it bleets inside its stomach, also, a dozenvideos where it eats prey thats still kicking
        Its literally the devil. Getting choked to death by a lion is a million times better

        link to videos?

  5. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    There's almost nothing to say about how tapeworms work too. They just do nothing their whole lives. No need for movement. Just waiting while it's in an egg sack, then larva in a small host, then they reach a main host and hook on when an adult and just stay there until death, producing more tapeworms. I can't imagine this animal has any fans.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      kinda sounds like... me...

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        You've reproduced?

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          well... no 🙁 I was mainly talking about
          >They just do nothing their whole lives.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      I find tapeworms somewhat fascinating due to how complex their lifecycle is, with them needing to go through at least 2 hosts to reach maturity, of course people hate them because of how disgusting they are, but they're not nearly as dangerous as other parasites (unless you do something utterly moronic like eat shit or eat raw pork), in fact, tapeworm infection usually produces no symptoms, and some evidence suggests they might help with autoimmune disorders.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        I've heard they can help rats. But those aren't the true tapeworms like the ones that make proglotids are they?

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