History KillerRabbit / RealLife

12th Jun '16 6:51:45 PM Troper#184
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* Siberian Huskies. The Chukchi tribes that originally bred them would turn the dogs loose in the summer, forcing them to fend for themselves. This led them to having a very strong prey drive. Any Husky owner will tell you just how quickly they will chase small animals such as birds, rabbits, squirrels, cats and even small dogs if they spot one.
5th Jun '16 5:03:50 PM schoi30
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* The prehistoric ''Bullockornis'' resembles a human-sized duck. With a viciously sharp beak the ''[[FanNickname demon duck of doom]]'' makes Velociraptor look like an adorable bunny in comparison. Ironically, ''Bullockornis'' and other dromornithids are now considered to be herbivores. But given what its modern herbivore relatives like the other infamous aussie bird, the cassowary, can and will do, this isn't much reassurance.
** Speaking of which, Velociraptor ''itself'' is an example of this trope. Even when it doesn't look like the one in JurassicPark, a coyote-sized, feathery chicken-like dinosaur is perfectly capable of taking on a full-grown Protoceratops ten times its size, while alone. Tiny, cute, but it can kill you in an instant.

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* The prehistoric ''Bullockornis'' resembles a human-sized duck. With a viciously sharp beak the ''[[FanNickname demon duck of doom]]'' makes Velociraptor ''Velociraptor'' look like an adorable bunny in comparison. Ironically, ''Bullockornis'' and other dromornithids are now considered to be herbivores. But given what its modern herbivore relatives like the other infamous aussie bird, the cassowary, can and will do, this isn't much reassurance.
** * Speaking of which, Velociraptor ''Velociraptor'' ''itself'' is an example of this trope. Even when it doesn't look like the one in JurassicPark, ''Franchise/JurassicPark'', a coyote-sized, feathery chicken-like dinosaur is perfectly capable of taking on a full-grown Protoceratops ''Protoceratops'' ten times its size, while alone. Tiny, cute, but it can kill you in an instant.
22nd May '16 10:19:28 PM Pegase
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**And humans also deserve bonus points for also being dangerous to the itty-bitty microrganisms/zombie-like almost-organisms (viruses) of the world too. We've managed to destroy wild smallpox virus and now it's all but extinct (with a couple of reservoirs in some hopefully very well-guarded labs floating about.) And now polio is hopefully next. Buahaha!
3rd May '16 10:30:19 PM Adept
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* The Hippopotamus species have a popular reputation of being fat and contented creatures. However, they are highly territorial and kill more people in Africa than lions. ''Including killing lions''. And despite their huge size they can outrun humans. To put this in perspective, Steve Irwin, the CrocodileHunter, described a short boat-ride over hippo-occupied water as the ''scariest'' moment of his life. ''[[CrazyAwesome Steve Irwin]]''.

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* The Hippopotamus species have a popular reputation of being fat and contented creatures. However, they are highly territorial and kill more people in Africa than lions. ''Including killing lions''. And despite their huge size they can outrun humans. To put this in perspective, Steve Irwin, the CrocodileHunter, Series/CrocodileHunter, described a short boat-ride over hippo-occupied water as the ''scariest'' moment of his life. ''[[CrazyAwesome Steve Irwin]]''.
26th Apr '16 1:03:12 PM PDL
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** They also had some impressive extinct relatives, such as the hippopotamus-sized Diprotodon (which may have inspired the mythical Bunyip) and there's even evidence that Thylacoleo (''Marsupial Lions'') were also wombat relatives.
26th Apr '16 12:44:56 PM AllenbysEyes88
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** There's also the fisher, one of the few animals which will attack and eat porcupines.
12th Apr '16 7:05:39 AM longWriter
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** Young cheetahs, when rolled up for a rest, look just like a honey badger when rolled up fopr a rest. This is a mimicry-type security measure - for the ''cheetah''...

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** Young cheetahs, when rolled up for a rest, look just like a honey badger when rolled up fopr for a rest. This is a mimicry-type security measure - for the ''cheetah''...
31st Mar '16 2:24:27 PM MagnusForce
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* Ladybugs (or ladybirds, if you prefer). Sure, they look cuddly (even for a bug) and are often seen as innocent, but for aphids, they're your worst nightmare. Ladybugs ravenously devour them to the delight of gardeners everywhere as aphids are serious pests.
13th Mar '16 7:11:53 PM moonbooty
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* In general, an animal with large, forward-facing eyes will look cute to humans. An animal with this feature is almost always a vicious predator. If not, they are a primate or a sloth, which are also listed here.
3rd Mar '16 8:05:55 PM AtomicKitKat
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* The prehistoric ''Bullockornis'' resembles a human-sized duck. With a viciously sharp beak the ''[[FanNickname demon duck of doom]]'' makes Velociraptor look like an adorable bunny in comparison. Ironically, ''Bullockornis'' and other dromornithids are now considered to be herbivores. Bug given what its modern herbivore relatives like the other infamous aussie bird, the cassowary, can and will do, this isn't much reassurance.

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* The prehistoric ''Bullockornis'' resembles a human-sized duck. With a viciously sharp beak the ''[[FanNickname demon duck of doom]]'' makes Velociraptor look like an adorable bunny in comparison. Ironically, ''Bullockornis'' and other dromornithids are now considered to be herbivores. Bug But given what its modern herbivore relatives like the other infamous aussie bird, the cassowary, can and will do, this isn't much reassurance.



* When people think of seals and other pinipeds, they tend to visualize the cute, adorable circus or aquarium animals that have been trained to honk horns or bounding happily on the beach. People even consider them to be the sea's equivilant of a dog. However, sea lions are immensely aggressive and have been known to seriously maul humans, in addition to routinely killing each other. Antarctic expeditions have been attacked and at least three people have been killed by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopard_seal leopard seals]] in the past. And if they climb up onto docks, or even into cities? Don't try to approach them. It ''will'' end in a visit to the hospital, possibly without one hand. Oh, and those goofy-looking elephant seals? You know, the big ones with the silly, drooping noses? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7KsXwO6Ymw Here's a video of one having a disagreement with a parking lot]]... looking strangely adorable while doing so. Something to keep in mind is that the closest living relative of the piniped family ''[[BearsAreBadNews is the bear family]]''.

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* When people think of seals and other pinipeds, they tend to visualize the cute, adorable circus or aquarium animals that have been trained to honk horns or bounding happily on the beach. People even consider them to be the sea's equivilant equivalent of a dog. However, sea lions are immensely aggressive and have been known to seriously maul humans, in addition to routinely killing each other. Antarctic expeditions have been attacked and at least three people have been killed by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopard_seal leopard seals]] in the past. And if they climb up onto docks, or even into cities? Don't try to approach them. It ''will'' end in a visit to the hospital, possibly without one hand. Oh, and those goofy-looking elephant seals? You know, the big ones with the silly, drooping noses? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7KsXwO6Ymw Here's a video of one having a disagreement with a parking lot]]... looking strangely adorable while doing so. Something to keep in mind is that the closest living relative of the piniped family ''[[BearsAreBadNews is the bear family]]''.



* Armadillos; generally they'll flee from any humans by burrowing, and prefer to lock themselves in place if you try to root them from a surface it take effort to dig through, but most Armadillos carry ''leprosy'', which they're immune to. A single swipe on raw skin could very easily give you one of the most feared contagious diseases in world history.
* The [[PufferFish porcupine puffer]] is a friendly-looking curious fish that also happens to be a vicious predator. Yes, you read that right. Porcupine puffers (like all puffer fish) have teeth are formed into a beak-like shape that's razor sharp. Likewise, they have powerful jaws that allow them to crack open the shells of creatures like clams and snails. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6msgQFXOhrk Here's one eating a hermit crab.]]

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* Armadillos; generally they'll flee from any humans by burrowing, and prefer to lock themselves in place place; if you try to root them from a surface it will take effort to dig through, but most Armadillos carry ''leprosy'', which they're immune to. A single swipe on raw skin could very easily give you one of the most feared contagious diseases in world history.
* The [[PufferFish porcupine puffer]] is a friendly-looking curious fish that also happens to be a vicious predator. Yes, you read that right. Porcupine puffers (like all puffer fish) have teeth that are formed into a beak-like shape that's razor sharp. Likewise, they have powerful jaws that allow them to crack open the shells of creatures like clams and snails. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6msgQFXOhrk Here's one eating a hermit crab.]]
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