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Friday Fun: It's like a Zoo in Here!!

This is the final installment of my 3-week-long Friday Fun where I mostly just ask to see your animals.

Now I want to see any of your pets that are not dogs or cats. Spiders, geckos, axolotls, oh my!

Share anything that is or is not furry and maybe has more than four legs. But of course, other mammals are welcome too! :D 

Show us what you got!



I have a few odd ball animals to add on your list
Trapdoor spider not sure the exact species but its something in the family Ctenizidae of the order Araneae:


Older well established Ant colony Camponautus sp.:


Brand New Ant Colony started a few weeks back, up to 3 workers now and the queen has a good brood pile going, Solenopsis sp.:


Leopard Gecko her name is gnarly :)


i've Got several fish tanks and I like to keep nano species (meaning fully grown are <2 in in length) so there are a lot of various little guys in there beyond whats listed below but here are a few of the highlight reel of the oddball and not so common species

neocaridina Cherry shrimps, and bamboo shrimps Atyopsis moluccensis


gold lyretail killifish Aphyosemion australe: 


Gardneri Killies. Fundulopanchax gardneri 


Double Red Apistos, Apistogramma agassizii


Blue Neon Goby, stiphodon atropurpureus:


L200 Green Phantom plecos, Hemiancistrus 


Freshwater Pipefish, Doryichthys boaja:


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What a crazy collection. Thanks for sharing =]

Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Jul 22, 2019

That is the most unique family of pets I have ever seen!

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HI @Jodi LeBlanc ,

Thanks for the comment, and I really love the super oddball species.  There is just something about the outer fringes of taxonomy where hyper specialized animals that fit a super specific niche or have a quirky behavior that makes them different just intrigues be beyond anything else.

Your ant colony must be fascinating to watch! I moved a patio stone a few weeks ago and it exposed a colony with all these eggs and larvae etc. It was incredible rob see them jump into action and within a few minutes they had everything moved into their underground tunnels or somewhere safe. They are tireless workers!

I also visited a bug museum in Victoria a few years back and learned so much about cockroaches, stick bugs, scorpions, millipedes, centipedes, spiders etc Also got to hold them all. Here I am holding a tarantula, which I never thought I could do before that day :)


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Rachel_Wright Community Leader Jul 05, 2019

I don't have any pets right now, but here's one of my favorite animal pics.  @Chris Lutz and I rode mules to the EL Limon Waterfalls, in the Dominican Republic, in 2013.  And of course, I have my Summit 2013 shirt on.  ;)  Fun day.  


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Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Jul 22, 2019

They are so beautiful!

Hey everyone! 

I have a bunny! His name is Moose! This is him and a comparison to the size of his little brother! He's *nine* years old right now and he was born on Christmas Day. He loves cuddles and kale. 



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HE'S SO FLUFFY!  I feel like a monty python mention is need as well Charge....... Run Away!!!!!

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thinking of dressing him up in a race horse costume, you can just feel the spitfire spurting out of him

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Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Jul 22, 2019

I often thought of getting a bunny as a furry friend for my dog Max, I am glad to see your dog gets along so well with Moose :) Adorable!

Bunny club! Hi to Moose from Silver! Is Moose a Flemish Giant? Silver is an American Blue, a big boy at 9 pounds. He is 7 years young ;)


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We used to have hamsters and bunnies. Currently we share a big scared baby Tinker mix and a megalomaniac Welsh pony with my sister in law. This was their first spring time leg stretch after the ground had finally thawed.


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Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Jul 22, 2019

Those horses look so happy - kicking up their heels! :)

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Tim_Keyes Atlassian Team Jan 11, 2020

I had a gerbil back in college named princess.  Now I just have a Maltese Poodle!


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The infamous Princess, who you used to make run through mazes....

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