Out of the Blue

My time babysitting the guinea pig and leopard gecko is drawing to an end, and I'll miss visiting the critters. I'm not sure they'll miss me as much as I imagined, however. Yesterday I was visiting Buddy the gecko, and as always he seemed fascinated by me, coming over to where I pushed my finger against the glass and darting out his tongue to investigate. I decided to help satisfy his curiosity by sticking my finger in the tank, and he instantly darted over and bit me, so I think what I interpreted as friendly/curious gestures may have been him defending his territory (lizards are not known for their warmth, so this shouldn't be a shock). Whatever bitty little teeth the wee fellow has are inconsequential, so this did not hurt or anything, but I am saddened to have the illusion of our friendship shattered, and I am very sorry that I seemed to upset him.

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Julio wrote on Jul 30, 2015, 15:17:
My vote is for beheading and skinning, after having a crossbow bolt in him for 40 hours - just like he did to Cecil. Lots of signatures on that petition already.

It's great that you've completely lost sense of what separates us from the animals in the first place. If he broke the law then let him be tried and judged accordingly. I don't want vigilante justice nut cases like you running around enforcing the law based on your emotions. It's great that you looked at the news one day and discovered lions being killed is a problem, guess what this shit happens to many species every day, not to mention 599 other lions each year. You better have a deep well for that outrage because it's gonna be a long haul and we can't murder everyone responsible unless you want to revert evolution entirely.
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