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Animals, Bad, and Bones: <p><a href="https://osberend.tumblr.com/post/154339311017/iopele-suspendnodisbelief-naamahdarling" class="tumblr_blog">osberend</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://iopele.tumblr.com/post/139458660302">iopele</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://suspendnodisbelief.tumblr.com/post/135039695690">suspendnodisbelief</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://naamahdarling.tumblr.com/post/134398266796">naamahdarling</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://optimysticals.tumblr.com/post/134385780223">optimysticals</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://youwantmuchmore.tumblr.com/post/127279952598">youwantmuchmore</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://thebestoftumbling.tumblr.com/post/123303726099">thebestoftumbling</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p> golden eagle having a relaxing time <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>This is the world’s largest flying Engine of Murder marveling at the fact that it can actually have its tummy rubbed.</p> </blockquote> <p>I feel like this is the next step up on “loose your fingers” roulette from petting a kittie’s tummy, but just below belly rubs for say a lion.</p> </blockquote> <p>Can someone who knows birds better than I do tell me whether this eagle is as happy as it looks?  Because I want it to be happy.  It looks so happy.  Bewildered by having a friend, but so happy.</p> </blockquote> <p>Just popping on this thread to confirm: yes, the eagle is happy about the belly rubs. Golden eagles make this sound when receiving allopreening and similar affectionate and soothing treatment from their parents and mates. It’s the “I am safe and well fed, and somebody familiar is taking good care of me” sound. Angry raptors and wounded raptors make some pretty dramatic hisses and shrieks; frightened raptors go dead silent and try to hide if they can, or fluff up big and get loud and in-your-face if hiding isn’t an option. They can easily sever a finger or break the bones of a human hand or wrist, and even with a very thick leather falconer’s gauntlet, I’ve known falconers to leave a mews (hawk house) with graphic punctures THROUGH the gauntlet into the meat of their hands and arms, just from buteos and kestrels way smaller than this eagle. A pissed off hawk will make damn sure you don’t try twice whatever you pulled that pissed her off, even if she’s been human-imprinted.</p> <p>If you’re ever unsure about an animal’s level of okayness with something that’s happening, there are three spot-check questions you can ask, to common-sense your way through it:</p> <p>1. Is the animal capable of defending itself or making a threatening or fearful display, or otherwise giving protest, and if so, is it using this ability? (e.g. dog snarling or biting, swan hissing, horse kicking or biting) <br/><br/>2. Does the animal experience an incentive-based relationship with the human? (i.e. does the animal have a reason, in the animal’s frame of reference, for being near this human? e.g. dog sharing companionship / food / shelter, hawk receiving good quality abundant food and shelter and medical care from a falconer)</p> <p>3. Is the animal a domesticated species, with at least a full century of consistent species cohabitation with humans? (Domesticated animals frequently are conditioned from birth or by selective breeding to be unbothered by human actions that upset their feral nearest relatives.)</p> <p>In this situation, YES the eagle can self-defend, YES the eagle has incentive to cooperate with and trust the human handler, and NO the eagle is not a domesticated species, meaning we can expect a high level of reactivity to distress, compared to domestic animals: if the eagle was distressed, it would be pretty visible and apparent to the viewer. These aren’t a universally applicable metric, but they’re a good start for mammal and bird interactions.</p> <p>Pair that with the knowledge that eagles reserve those chirps for calm environments, and you can be pretty secure and comfy in the knowledge that the big honkin’ birb is happy and cozy.</p> <p>Also, to anybody wondering, falconers are almost single-handedly responsible for the recovery from near-extinction of several raptor species, including and especially peregrine falcons. Most hawks only live with the falconer for a year, and most of that year is spent getting the bird in ideal condition for survival and success as a wild breeding adult. Falconers are extensively trained and dedicated wildlife conservationists, pretty much by definition, especially in the continental USA, and they make up an unspeakably important part of the overall conservation of predatory bird species. Predatory birds are an important part of every ecosystem they inhabit. Just like apiarists and their bees, the relationship between falconer and hawk is one of great benefit to the animal and the ecosystem, in exchange for a huge amount of time, effort, expense, and education on the part of the human, for very little personal benefit to that one human. It’s definitely not exploitation of the bird, and most hawks working with falconers are hawks who absolutely would not have reached adulthood without human help: the sick, the injured, and the “runts” of the nest who don’t receive adequate resources from their own parents. These are, by and large, wonderful people who are in love with the natural world and putting a lifetime of knowledge and sheer exhausting <i>work</i> into conserving it and its winged wonders.</p> </blockquote> <p>reblogged for excellent info, I’m so glad that big gorgeous birb really is as happy as it looks!</p> </blockquote> <p>Today’s bit of <a href="http://osberend.tumblr.com/post/152834355142/lately-ive-been-thinking-about-positive-and">positive activism</a>: A reminder that, although the world may contain many bad and awful things, it also contains an enormous winged predator clucking happily as a human gives it a belly rub.<br/></p> </blockquote>
Animals, Bad, and Bones: <p><a href="https://osberend.tumblr.com/post/154339311017/iopele-suspendnodisbelief-naamahdarling" class="tumblr_blog">osberend</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://iopele.tumblr.com/post/139458660302">iopele</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://suspendnodisbelief.tumblr.com/post/135039695690">suspendnodisbelief</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://naamahdarling.tumblr.com/post/134398266796">naamahdarling</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://optimysticals.tumblr.com/post/134385780223">optimysticals</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://youwantmuchmore.tumblr.com/post/127279952598">youwantmuchmore</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://thebestoftumbling.tumblr.com/post/123303726099">thebestoftumbling</a>:</p>
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golden eagle having a relaxing time

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<p>This is the world’s largest flying Engine of Murder marveling at the fact that it can actually have its tummy rubbed.</p>
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<p>I feel like this is the next step up on “loose your fingers” roulette from petting a kittie’s tummy, but just below belly rubs for say a lion.</p>
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<p>Can someone who knows birds better than I do tell me whether this eagle is as happy as it looks?  Because I want it to be happy.  It looks so happy.  Bewildered by having a friend, but so happy.</p>
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<p>Just popping on this thread to confirm: yes, the eagle is happy about the belly rubs. Golden eagles make this sound when receiving allopreening and similar affectionate and soothing treatment from their parents and mates. It’s the “I am safe and well fed, and somebody familiar is taking good care of me” sound. Angry raptors and wounded raptors make some pretty dramatic hisses and shrieks; frightened raptors go dead silent and try to hide if they can, or fluff up big and get loud and in-your-face if hiding isn’t an option. They can easily sever a finger or break the bones of a human hand or wrist, and even with a very thick leather falconer’s gauntlet, I’ve known falconers to leave a mews (hawk house) with graphic punctures THROUGH the gauntlet into the meat of their hands and arms, just from buteos and kestrels way smaller than this eagle. A pissed off hawk will make damn sure you don’t try twice whatever you pulled that pissed her off, even if she’s been human-imprinted.</p>
<p>If you’re ever unsure about an animal’s level of okayness with something that’s happening, there are three spot-check questions you can ask, to common-sense your way through it:</p>
<p>1. Is the animal capable of defending itself or making a threatening or fearful display, or otherwise giving protest, and if so, is it using this ability? (e.g. dog snarling or biting, swan hissing, horse kicking or biting) <br/><br/>2. Does the animal experience an incentive-based relationship with the human? (i.e. does the animal have a reason, in the animal’s frame of reference, for being near this human? e.g. dog sharing companionship / food / shelter, hawk receiving good quality abundant food and shelter and medical care from a falconer)</p>
<p>3. Is the animal a domesticated species, with at least a full century of consistent species cohabitation with humans? (Domesticated animals frequently are conditioned from birth or by selective breeding to be unbothered by human actions that upset their feral nearest relatives.)</p>
<p>In this situation, YES the eagle can self-defend, YES the eagle has incentive to cooperate with and trust the human handler, and NO the eagle is not a domesticated species, meaning we can expect a high level of reactivity to distress, compared to domestic animals: if the eagle was distressed, it would be pretty visible and apparent to the viewer. These aren’t a universally applicable metric, but they’re a good start for mammal and bird interactions.</p>
<p>Pair that with the knowledge that eagles reserve those chirps for calm environments, and you can be pretty secure and comfy in the knowledge that the big honkin’ birb is happy and cozy.</p>
<p>Also, to anybody wondering, falconers are almost single-handedly responsible for the recovery from near-extinction of several raptor species, including and especially peregrine falcons. Most hawks only live with the falconer for a year, and most of that year is spent getting the bird in ideal condition for survival and success as a wild breeding adult. Falconers are extensively trained and dedicated wildlife conservationists, pretty much by definition, especially in the continental USA, and they make up an unspeakably important part of the overall conservation of predatory bird species. Predatory birds are an important part of every ecosystem they inhabit. Just like apiarists and their bees, the relationship between falconer and hawk is one of great benefit to the animal and the ecosystem, in exchange for a huge amount of time, effort, expense, and education on the part of the human, for very little personal benefit to that one human. It’s definitely not exploitation of the bird, and most hawks working with falconers are hawks who absolutely would not have reached adulthood without human help: the sick, the injured, and the “runts” of the nest who don’t receive adequate resources from their own parents. These are, by and large, wonderful people who are in love with the natural world and putting a lifetime of knowledge and sheer exhausting <i>work</i> into conserving it and its winged wonders.</p>
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<p>reblogged for excellent info, I’m so glad that big gorgeous birb really is as happy as it looks!</p>
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<p>Today’s bit of <a href="http://osberend.tumblr.com/post/152834355142/lately-ive-been-thinking-about-positive-and">positive activism</a>: A reminder that, although the world may contain many bad and awful things, it also contains an enormous winged predator clucking happily as a human gives it a belly rub.<br/></p>
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<p><a href="https://osberend.tumblr.com/post/154339311017/iopele-suspendnodisbelief-naamahdarling" class="tumblr_blog">osberend</a>:</p><blo...

Bailey Jay, Dude, and Love: 000 EE 15:46 3690 Tweet DaddyMo @officialdaddymo This dude is super talented. Wow. 13/11/2016, 08:52 6,630 RETWEETS 6,900 LIKES Reply to DaddyM 3 adesola Home Notifications Moments Messages Me <p><a href="https://westafricanbaby.tumblr.com/post/165459693938/candiikismet-partyarty21-emily84" class="tumblr_blog">westafricanbaby</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://candiikismet.tumblr.com/post/165455643166/partyarty21-emily84-lady-feral" class="tumblr_blog">candiikismet</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://partyarty21.tumblr.com/post/161721268054/emily84-lady-feral-rgfellows" class="tumblr_blog">partyarty21</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://emily84.tumblr.com/post/161421481074/lady-feral-rgfellows-asavageking" class="tumblr_blog">emily84</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://lady-feral.tumblr.com/post/161367843750/rgfellows-asavageking-dandelionkicker" class="tumblr_blog">lady-feral</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://rgfellows.tumblr.com/post/153358364165/asavageking-dandelionkicker-onyourtongue" class="tumblr_blog">rgfellows</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://asavageking.tumblr.com/post/153265480784">asavageking</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://dandelionkicker.tumblr.com/post/153262773437">dandelionkicker</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://onyourtongue.tumblr.com/post/153262611489">onyourtongue</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Sorry but that trim is sharrrrrrrrp</p> </blockquote> <p>Is he even real??</p> </blockquote> <p>But….what</p> </blockquote> <p>That last one is literally tripping me the fuck out.</p> <p>I can see from the unfinished part that it’s 2D but I CAN’T look at the rest of it and not see a full 3D human. Like there are are perfectly rendered and real SHADOWS on the wall behind them HOW is that not photoshopped??</p> <p>I’m losing it.</p> <p><b>PS!:</b></p> <p><b>The artist’s name is Kelvin Okafor!</b></p> </blockquote> <p>Amazing</p> </blockquote> <figure data-orig-height="200" data-orig-width="287" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/903c69690821a64b4e96bad719dac8e9/tumblr_inline_or0phzMy1X1qch3p0_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7413a673a0507710de635ddd8f98cedf/tumblr_inline_owrmfytFi51rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="200" data-orig-width="287" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/903c69690821a64b4e96bad719dac8e9/tumblr_inline_or0phzMy1X1qch3p0_540.jpg"/></figure></blockquote> <p>Super realistic 😎👍🏾💯</p> </blockquote> <p>I love it</p> </blockquote> <p>🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬</p> </blockquote> <p>I high key thought these were photos</p>
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<p>Sorry but that trim is sharrrrrrrrp</p>
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<p>Is he even real??</p>
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<p>But….what</p>
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<p>That last one is literally tripping me the fuck out.</p>
<p>I can see from the unfinished part that it’s 2D but I CAN’T look at the rest of it and not see a full 3D human. Like there are are perfectly rendered and real SHADOWS on the wall behind them HOW is that not photoshopped??</p>
<p>I’m losing it.</p>
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<p><b>The artist’s name is Kelvin Okafor!</b></p>
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<p>Amazing</p>
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<p>Super realistic 😎👍🏾💯</p>
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<p>I love it</p>
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<p>🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬</p>
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<p>I high key thought these were photos</p>

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Memes, 🤖, and Feet: The legend: In Holland, Michigan, children with the head-enlarging disease hydrocephalus were locked away in an asylum, but were released in the '70s. Now they are said to be feral and hide in the forests nearby. If you stand still in the area, u can supposedly hear feet running. HOTLINES: Argentina Suicide: 05-0223-493-0430 Australia Suicide: 131114 Austria Suicide: 01-713-3374 Barbados Suicide: 429-9999 Belgium Suicide: 106 Brazil Suicide: 21-233-1919 Canada Suicide (Ontario): 519-416-486-2242 Alberta:1-888-787-2880 British Columbia: 1-866-872-0113 Quebec: 514-723-400 Chile Hotline: +56 974967216 China Suicide: 08008101117 Costa Rica Suicide: 506-253-5439 Croatia Suicide : 01-4833-888 Cyprus Suicide: 357-77-77-72-67 Denmark Suicide: 79-201-201 Egypt Suicide: 7621602 Finland Suicide: 040-5032199 France Suicide: 01-45-39-4000 Germany Suicide: 08001110111 India Suicide: 91-22-307-3451 Ireland Suicide: 44-0-8457-90-90-90 Italy Suicide: 06-705-4444 Japan Suicide: 3-5786-9090 Mexico Suicide: 525-510-2550 Netherlands-Holland Suicide: 0900-0767 New Guinea Suicide: 675-326-0011 New Zealand Suicide: 0800543345 Norway Suicide: 47-815-33-300 Philippines Suicide: 02-896-9191 Poland Suicide: 52-71-000 Russia Suicide: 8-20-222-82-10 Singapore Suicide: (+65) 1800-221-4444 South Africa Suicide: 0861-322-322 Spain Suicide: 91-459-00-59 Sweden Suicide: 031-711-2400 Switzerland Suicide: 143 Thailand Suicide: 02-249-9977 UK suicide: +44(0)8457909090 Ukraine Suicide: 0487-327715 USA HOTLINES: Suicide: 1800-273-8255 LGBT+: 1866-488-7386 Addiction: 800-910-3734 Sexual Assault: 877-995-5247 Bullying: 1-800-420-1479 Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222 Grief: 1-650-321-3438 Runaway: 1-800-843-5200 Depression: 1-630-482-9696 Abuse: 1-800-799-7233 Eating Disorder: 1-847-831-3438 Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Trans Lifeline (Transgender Suicide hotilne): 877-565-8860 Exhale (After abortion hotline-Pro-voice): 1-866-4394253 WORLDWIDE CRISIS HOTLINES: www.troyesivan.com-support CRISIS TEXT SUPPORT: 741-741 (Text "Go") http:-www.carelinecrisis.org-
Memes, 🤖, and Feet: The legend: In Holland, Michigan, children
 with the head-enlarging disease
 hydrocephalus were locked away in an
 asylum, but were released in the '70s. Now
 they are said to be feral and hide in the
 forests nearby. If you stand still in the area,
 u can supposedly hear feet running.
HOTLINES: Argentina Suicide: 05-0223-493-0430 Australia Suicide: 131114 Austria Suicide: 01-713-3374 Barbados Suicide: 429-9999 Belgium Suicide: 106 Brazil Suicide: 21-233-1919 Canada Suicide (Ontario): 519-416-486-2242 Alberta:1-888-787-2880 British Columbia: 1-866-872-0113 Quebec: 514-723-400 Chile Hotline: +56 974967216 China Suicide: 08008101117 Costa Rica Suicide: 506-253-5439 Croatia Suicide : 01-4833-888 Cyprus Suicide: 357-77-77-72-67 Denmark Suicide: 79-201-201 Egypt Suicide: 7621602 Finland Suicide: 040-5032199 France Suicide: 01-45-39-4000 Germany Suicide: 08001110111 India Suicide: 91-22-307-3451 Ireland Suicide: 44-0-8457-90-90-90 Italy Suicide: 06-705-4444 Japan Suicide: 3-5786-9090 Mexico Suicide: 525-510-2550 Netherlands-Holland Suicide: 0900-0767 New Guinea Suicide: 675-326-0011 New Zealand Suicide: 0800543345 Norway Suicide: 47-815-33-300 Philippines Suicide: 02-896-9191 Poland Suicide: 52-71-000 Russia Suicide: 8-20-222-82-10 Singapore Suicide: (+65) 1800-221-4444 South Africa Suicide: 0861-322-322 Spain Suicide: 91-459-00-59 Sweden Suicide: 031-711-2400 Switzerland Suicide: 143 Thailand Suicide: 02-249-9977 UK suicide: +44(0)8457909090 Ukraine Suicide: 0487-327715 USA HOTLINES: Suicide: 1800-273-8255 LGBT+: 1866-488-7386 Addiction: 800-910-3734 Sexual Assault: 877-995-5247 Bullying: 1-800-420-1479 Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222 Grief: 1-650-321-3438 Runaway: 1-800-843-5200 Depression: 1-630-482-9696 Abuse: 1-800-799-7233 Eating Disorder: 1-847-831-3438 Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Trans Lifeline (Transgender Suicide hotilne): 877-565-8860 Exhale (After abortion hotline-Pro-voice): 1-866-4394253 WORLDWIDE CRISIS HOTLINES: www.troyesivan.com-support CRISIS TEXT SUPPORT: 741-741 (Text "Go") http:-www.carelinecrisis.org-

HOTLINES: Argentina Suicide: 05-0223-493-0430 Australia Suicide: 131114 Austria Suicide: 01-713-3374 Barbados Suicide: 429-9999 Belgium Suic...