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    Pagan Forum's Ark

    David Attenborough made a series called 'Attenborough's Ark' in which he chose 10 animal species that he would choose to protect from extinction should there be a biblical flood.

    I thought this would be a fun project for us to do too. I'm going to make this harder though, and restrict us to just 5 species each. So, if we were to build an ark and each member was allowed to bring a breeding pair from any 5 animal species, what would you bring? Why?
    夕方に急なにわか雨は「夕立」と呼ばれるなら、なぜ朝ににわか雨は「朝立ち」と呼ばれないの? ^^If a sudden rain shower in the evening is referred to as an 'evening stand', then why isn't a shower in the morning called 'morning stand'?

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    1. Dogs
    2. Cats
    3. Chickens
    4. Wheat
    5. Tomatoes
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    Re: Pagan Forum's Ark

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    1. Dogs
    2. Cats
    3. Chickens
    4. Wheat
    5. Tomatoes
    It was meant to be animal species, but as I couldn't live without tomatoes either, you can have them!

    I'm still working on my list. I got as far as honey bees and horses and now I'm stumped.
    夕方に急なにわか雨は「夕立」と呼ばれるなら、なぜ朝ににわか雨は「朝立ち」と呼ばれないの? ^^If a sudden rain shower in the evening is referred to as an 'evening stand', then why isn't a shower in the morning called 'morning stand'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jembru View Post
    It was meant to be animal species, but as I couldn't live without tomatoes either, you can have them!
    LOL - I know... I couldn't decide on the other two animals, though, so I cheated.



    P.S. You'll need a queen bee, and at least a pound of workers... Several thousand...
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    Re: Pagan Forum's Ark

    I'm sure we can make allowances for species that need more than 2 to get the population going!
    夕方に急なにわか雨は「夕立」と呼ばれるなら、なぜ朝ににわか雨は「朝立ち」と呼ばれないの? ^^If a sudden rain shower in the evening is referred to as an 'evening stand', then why isn't a shower in the morning called 'morning stand'?

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    Re: Pagan Forum's Ark

    You can keep all those nasty wolf apples. Those things are gross. Unless they're made into ketchup. Now, when we say "cats" and "dogs" are we talking domestic species, or generic felines and canines?

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    Re: Pagan Forum's Ark

    Quote Originally Posted by Munin-Hugin View Post
    You can keep all those nasty wolf apples. Those things are gross. Unless they're made into ketchup. Now, when we say "cats" and "dogs" are we talking domestic species, or generic felines and canines?
    Puppies and kitties. From the humane society.
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    Re: Pagan Forum's Ark

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    Puppies and kitties. From the humane society.
    Okay. Bring on the kitties and puppies!

    3. Cows - can't go without a steak once in a while
    4. I was going to add some type of fish, but we're talking flood here. There will be plenty of fish and seafood for everyone. I guess bees because without them there'd be no pollination later.
    5. Um ...

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    Re: Pagan Forum's Ark

    It's been a long time since I've seen Attenborough's Ark, but if I remember correctly, he chose species he liked or felt deserved to exist, rather than species that would be best for keeping ourselves or the planet alive.

    In that spirit, my list would be:
    The resplendent quetzal. Obviously.
    The British adder.
    Rats. Though knowing those clever adaptive little buggers, they'd stow away on the ark either way.
    Peacock spiders.
    Any type of fox. Perhaps arctic.
    Yikes, all that cultural appropriation that used to be here tho

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    1. Bats
    2. Wolves
    3. Jaguars
    4. Anteaters
    5. Snow Leopards (You're welcome, Gleb.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munin-Hugin View Post
    Okay. Bring on the kitties and puppies!

    3. Cows - can't go without a steak once in a while
    4. I was going to add some type of fish, but we're talking flood here. There will be plenty of fish and seafood for everyone. I guess bees because without them there'd be no pollination later.
    5. Um ...
    Perhaps you should make #5 ravens, since those are in your profile pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jembru View Post
    I'm sure we can make allowances for species that need more than 2 to get the population going!
    Well, every species needs more than two members for long-term survival (other than animals that reproduce asexually), or else a lot of inbreeding would occur.

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