Anyone else notice animals are getting dumber?

Animals lately are acting like idiots on the road, almost getting hit by cars. Even birds. I went out and a bird just let me touch it. Then it looked at me and panicked. Like it was on a delay. In the past a bird would never let me do it. It would be long gone. But it's not just birds but squirrels, raccoons, cats. The other day there was a cat out at night; it saw me and just kept following me and staring at me, while keeping distance.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If a bird is acting like it's out of it you should stay away from it, because it might have avian flu. Squirrels have always been dumb; I ran over one with my bicycle last year; I must have been going all of 10 miles per hour.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Recently walked past a fox that was almost in a catatonic state in the middle of a quiet road. Bright, warm afternoon.
    Very unusual. Went up to it, took a few pictures. Stroked it's head and it snapped out of it.
    Captcha: KYSNM :^(

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Wtf, is this real? Looks stuffed.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Okay, and when was the last time any of you visited your local zoning board? Your local board of supervisors?

    Similar to the tick thing, a lot of places are actively rezoning their conservation lands to open them up to commercial land development.

    Where do you think the millions of animals that live on Earth are? They're hiding in those conservation lands. As we get rid of them (i.e. the things you thought of as main features of the place you lived growing up), the animals and plants have less and less places to go and hide from us in.

    Migration of birds is the first sign. Birds are particular about where they will nest, at what height in the tree, in specific spots near certain environments. They will move to the next closest area that has room for them in the way they see fit by instinct, which means they might be way out of their regular location. Haven't any of you noticed the new birds showing up to the bird feeders in your town? Could you even name the regular birds that lived in your town?

    How alienated are you guys from the way that nature and our society work? We are fucking up their spaces which will inevitably lead to them fucking up our spaces; they aren't just going to die out, life WILL continue.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ive fucking noticed this. Literally every day theres a bird in the road as im driving towards it and they dont fucking move. Many times ive had to slam the brakes on to avoid hitting them. This has been going on 2 maybe 3 years. Its usually pigeons

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    elon musks satellites are frying their brains

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Taken to the extreme - After my first & only LSD trip, I filmed myself in front of my food, on which there was a fly. I was talking in the video about how I was going to touch the fly, and the fly was gonna let me, even though I'm a million times larger than it

    And lo and behold, the fly let me literally stroke it for a sec, I have it on video.

    It's not that animals are getting dumber, it's rather that they're learning to not fear us, and live in harmony with us - notice how you haven't been stung by a bee or a wasp in many many years? Maybe they're learning to be submissive aka non-fearful towards us, rather than fighting back like idiots.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Makes sense to be honest. Full spectrum domestication. If I see a wasp nest, I may or may not fuck with it depending on where it is. If I get stung by a wasp, I will absolutely go full scale chemical warfare on every single wasp nest I see for at least a couple years.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Animals lately are acting like idiots on the road, almost getting hit by cars.
    They alwys were like that. It's just as a kid you didn't have as many interactions with them as an adult, you also were more keen on looking at them like on people when young, plus many more perceptions of them were probably based on cartoons and shit.

    >The other day there was a cat out at night; it saw me and just kept following me and staring at me, while keeping distance.
    Also not unheard of, nor a sign of animal intelligence. Happened to me before as well. If animal is used to humans giving it treats but also knows it can be hurt, it will keep an eye on the person but not get too close till it'll know which one are you.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The stinkbugs are actin real strange as of late, coming into the atrium and just sittin on the windowsill pretendin to be dead- course I don’t pay em no mind, but them fellers always did seem a bit off to me I reckon.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Might have to do with pollution of all sorts.
    That and/or they are getting used to us being close to them without wanting to eat them

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Flouride.

    Any "smart" animal video comes from somewhere in asia.

    less than 1% of japan flourinates their water.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I am very sad to ctrl+f in this thread and see nothing about flouride.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Flouride is only in America, there's an entire globe out there.

  11. 2 months ago
    Merlinvs

    “Safe” levels of pollution are levels safe for humans, for smaller animals that rely more on natural eco-systems it is another story.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's the quickening!

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This thread is incredibly stupid, and yet I cannot deny that I've noticed some behavioral changes in local wildlife since I'm regularly outside for long portions of the day. I wouldn't call them "dumber" though; it's more like, at least in my specific neck of the (literal) woods, they've lost fear of humans. This goes for everything: birds, deer, various small mammals. I manage to get way closer to them without them fleeing than I used to, but it's not because they don't notice I'm there - it's because they don't seem to really care anymore.

    None of this is even weird in isolation, as animals tend to lose their fear around people with encroaching civilization - except that this loss of fear is noticeable in all these unrelated species and all ramped up in the exact same period of time, which is very odd. I don't think it's really an Wauf thing, but it's definitely SOMEthing.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's COVID.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Somebody explain to me exactly how covid in the air is turning the birds retarded.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I deadass pet a squirrel last year out of nowhere. It was fine too.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Friendly squirrels are the best.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Animals lately are acting like idiots on the road, almost getting hit by cars.
    Yeah, I miss the good old days when animals getting run over by cars was unheard of.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    idk animals here seem smart as hell. watched a woodpecker land on an ant hill and just slam its face in it. little man got plenty of bugs that day.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Some birds sit in anthills on purpose because the ants are too stupid to properly bite them and they end up eating all of the bird's parasites
      Birds are cool

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        What bird does this

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anting_(behavior)

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        humans do it too
        you can throw bed bug infested mattresses into anthills and the ants will eat all of them

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Their brains are being cooked like baked potatoes thanks to all of the wifi

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No way. Id actually argue it is the exact opposite. They're getting much smarter and more conscious. Now it is possible that animals are being more bombarded in their environments by both humans, trash, wifi-frequencies, micro-plastics, pharmaceuticals and light pollution than ever before and thats having a bad impact.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My tortoises have been strange. One of them who used to be very handler friendly now flinches and retracts when handled, while the other two who hardly even noticed being handled now struggle a little and look suHispaniciously at me. This just snapped in them a couple of months ago after keeping them for 18 and 16 years respectively.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah deer are way stupider now. They used to cross at the deer crossing but now they j walk a half mile away don’t they know to go to the sign to cross anymore?

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Funny this thread was made since last night I watched a bird commit suicide. It was sitting in the middle of the street and wouldn't move, it stared down a car and didn't flinch as it got hit. Guts and blood everywhere. Fucking nuts.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I saw a squirrel miss a branch and crack it's neck or spine once when it fell. It landed in the neighbor's yard so I didn't have to bury it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Pigeon committed suicide in my back yard yesterday, I watched it waddle right up to my dog and get eaten.
      My dog was even confused and looked at me like wtf wrong with this bro bird

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I went up to it and it didn't even flinch, I'm pretty sure it would have let me grab it. I even threw an acorn it's way and it still didn't move.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You have 5G towers in your town? The high frequency of 5G towers is messing up the animals' heads since animals mostly operate based on the natural magnetic frequencies of earth and the 5G is messing that up.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    electromagnetic fields they use to navigate are fucked up from 5g

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You have 5G towers in your town? The high frequency of 5G towers is messing up the animals' heads since animals mostly operate based on the natural magnetic frequencies of earth and the 5G is messing that up.

      Yes, it's how the 5G interacts with the kung flu. It's messing with the dead reckoning abilities of the animals internal navigation systems. They are becoming zombified.

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Report bug
    Animal tickrate low

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Animals got covid too. It's the red deer event but for animals.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      electromagnetic fields they use to navigate are fucked up from 5g

      You have 5G towers in your town? The high frequency of 5G towers is messing up the animals' heads since animals mostly operate based on the natural magnetic frequencies of earth and the 5G is messing that up.

      [...]
      Yes, it's how the 5G interacts with the kung flu. It's messing with the dead reckoning abilities of the animals internal navigation systems. They are becoming zombified.

      This is definitely the cause. They are breaking patterns because COVID.

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Even birds. I went out and a bird just let me touch it.
    You know I've definitely noticed birds changing over the years. Pigeons have always been all over the city but they used to fly off if anyone came near, now they have no fear of men at all.

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    do humans count as animals?

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. The pigeons do not even react when i pass them. This is nothing new but when i got close to them they didnt even register me and i could simply grab them.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Post vids. I want to see you grabbing random pigeons.

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cats following you is normal. Especially the way you described, keeping a distance and staring. However, yeah birds are acting very weird. Where I live there aren't many other animals other than these two I can observe, though.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      birds in my neighborhood will wake up in the middle of the night and chirp like its morning time.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Bees seem to be very selective about the flowers they pollenate, too, like some force is controlling their minds and conditioning them to only allow certain crops to thrive

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Its very damn strange, i dont hate the birds but i wish they wouldnt get up at 2am. Also my dogs have been acting weird too, they seem more hungrier and try running there nose at your hands for food.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Do you get picky bees, too?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >birds in my neighborhood will wake up in the middle of the night and chirp like its morning time.
        That's pretty normal, especially for birds that roost together -- some prowling cat or something will set them all off.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        A new bird entered my neighborhood that flies to everybody roof at 3am and chirps at their window. Goes from one house to the other. Just started a few months ago

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes. The pigeons do not even react when i pass them. This is nothing new but when i got close to them they didnt even register me and i could simply grab them.

        Funny this thread was made since last night I watched a bird commit suicide. It was sitting in the middle of the street and wouldn't move, it stared down a car and didn't flinch as it got hit. Guts and blood everywhere. Fucking nuts.

        Pigeon committed suicide in my back yard yesterday, I watched it waddle right up to my dog and get eaten.
        My dog was even confused and looked at me like wtf wrong with this bro bird

        WTF I just yesterday i had a bird in my backyard just sit there motionless. it wouldn't even move as i got close it, it'd just look at me. We ended up just sweeping it into the box and putting it out on the front street

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You morons and everyone else talking about dumb BIRDS right now

          Fledglings are leaving the nest right now. They're dumb and cannot FLY. Their best defense is to remain still and hope youre a dumb predator and don't notice them.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            at work we have nice outdoor areas and there are a lot of fledgling mocking birds that just sit there hoping you wont eat them

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