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User avatar #33 - douthit (11/16/2013) [-]
One day instinct's gonna kick in, and that thing's gonna eat this dude. Not even ******* joking. Look up Timothy Treadwell.
User avatar #47 to #33 - Silver Quantum (11/16/2013) [-]
difference is, timothy lived AMONG bears, not with bears. the bears were still living in the wild. while i do agree that it's dangerous to have wild animals as a pet, the danger is close to none if you actually raise the animal since it's small and train it properly. the chances of them attacking you on instinct are pretty slim. if you really have passion for a certain activity, i see no reason to not do it on the off chance that one day it might be dangerous
User avatar #39 to #33 - wcpapier (11/16/2013) [-]
timothy treadwell or not you are right. It is and always will be a predator, and just like your friendly housecat can scratch you when you aproach him the wrong way so can a bear MAUL YOU TO DEATH
User avatar #35 to #33 - supermandan (11/16/2013) [-]
Treadwell didn't raise the bear by which he was eaten. He hung out wild wild bears every summer for a decade and, at times, tried to touch them.
User avatar #51 to #35 - douthit (11/16/2013) [-]
You can train a bear all you want, but until they've been domesticated, it's hit or miss.
User avatar #69 to #51 - newforomador (11/16/2013) [-]
However, it's a lot less likely to do that since it was raised from birth (pretty much). Sure, it has more of its instincts than something like a cat or a dog, but unless the man does something to anger it, it is very unlikely that the bear will do anything to attack him, although I do agree that it is possible.
User avatar #97 to #69 - pokemonstheshiz (11/16/2013) [-]
There's been multiple incidents of owners of tigers/other big cats (raised from birth) who end up killing or wounding their owner. I would hazard a guess that bears aren't much different.
User avatar #98 to #97 - newforomador (11/16/2013) [-]
Like I said, possiblity is still there, it's just less likely if you raised them from birth. I honestly don't care, the only wild animals I'll every want is a fox and/or a cheetah, both of which I've heard aren't very likely to attack if you raise them from birth.
User avatar #139 to #98 - monkeysniper (11/17/2013) [-]
I know how you feel, though I'd go with a fox out of the two, probably easier to manage and a little less lethal, also probably easier to get one. I'd get a wolf if I could, like raise one from being just a pup, not just as a pet, but like an animal companion
User avatar #140 to #139 - newforomador (11/17/2013) [-]
I also wouldn't mind having a wolf. They are probably somewhat easy to raise, because they have the pack mentality. You just have to assure yourself as the alpha male, and make sure to play with him/her a lot, and you should be fine. Imagine going hunting with a wolf?
User avatar #141 to #140 - monkeysniper (11/17/2013) [-]
That would kick ass, and yeah that is an important thing with most any animal, or they'll run all over you, I just above all would not piss the wolf off and keep him well fed and excercised, though god help any burglars that broke into your house...
User avatar #143 to #141 - newforomador (11/17/2013) [-]
That reminds of something I heard from my step-dad. He said that he had a friend in college that knew somebody that owned a bengal tiger. However, my step-dad didn't know that he owned a bengal tiger, and so he thought that the sign outiside of his house that said "Beware of cat" was just a joke. Then he got inside the house, and saw the tiger. Turns out, he was just a big teddy bear, and wasn't even too incredibly active, just like a real cat. He just kinda lazed around all day and liked being pet.
User avatar #145 to #143 - monkeysniper (11/17/2013) [-]
That's cool but I just kinda feel like a wolf is too dignified to just be like a housecat or something, he'd be like a companion, a hunting partner, know what I mean?
User avatar #147 to #145 - newforomador (11/17/2013) [-]
I know, but that wasn't what I was saying. I was just sharing a somewhat related story. A wolf almost definitely wouldn't do what that tiger did. I would definitely go hunting with them. One problem I could see with it though is cost. Besides the cost to actually buy them, I'm not sure whether or not wolves can actually eat normal dog food, so you'd probably want to make sure to feed them meat, and that could cost quite a decent amount.
User avatar #150 to #147 - monkeysniper (11/17/2013) [-]
Yeah, it would probably make them sick, I wouldn't feed the wolf expensive steak or something but you can probably get like cheaper meat that doesn't get made into steaks and the like but isn't like crap meat either
User avatar #111 to #98 - afjhahsdsl ONLINE (11/16/2013) [-]
Oh crap you too? I've always dreamed of owning a fox but apparently it isn't legal in southern california with some kind of permit. time to move out into the wild.
User avatar #102 to #98 - pokemonstheshiz (11/16/2013) [-]
I know it's less likely, but it's a scary possibility. If I had kids or a wife I would never take that chance. And those are a lot easier to domesticate, simply because you're bigger and stronger than they are. It's much easier to raise any animal if you're more dominant than it/ are seen as the alpha male. But it's hard for a bear to see you as that since your pretty small comparatively, plus they're not very social/pack oriented by nature.
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