Do you find this cute? (Not for the squeamish)

Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by ~Jessie~, May 17, 2012.

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Do you find this picture cute?

  1. Yes, it's adorable! I want to cuddle them all!

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  2. Yes, it is cute from afar!

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  3. It's kind of cute- look at all of those little legs!

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  4. No, that is VERY far from cute (I dislike scorpions)

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  5. I am deathly afraid of scorpions, so that picture is terrible

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  6. I don't think it's cute nor ugly- I'm indifferent to it

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  7. Key Lime Pie

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  1. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    It's a mother scorpion carrying her babies.

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    Cute or not cute?

    Generally, I always "awww!" when I see mothers carrying their babies... but not so much in this case. I think I'd have a heart attack if I saw that!
     
  2. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    That's a thing that only belongs in nightmares
     
  3. Beanie

    Beanie Clicker Cult Coordinator

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    Um, ew. No.
    This is totally a misleading thread.
     
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    -bogart- Member of WHODAT Nation.

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    It would look cuter smeared into the sidewalk.
     
  5. drmom777

    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    Well, better a picture than the real thing. And at least she seems to be caring for her babies like a good mother should.......Really trying to look at the bright side here......
     
  6. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    :rofl1: :rofl1:

    It is kind of sweet, right?
     
  7. Moth

    Moth Mild and Slightly Nutty

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    Cute from a safe distance...maybe with some glass walls in between :D
     
  8. eddieq

    eddieq Silence! I ban you! Staff Member

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    Indifferent. But I'm not going to go and pet it, either.
     
  9. Tortilla

    Tortilla Blonde Raccoon

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    :yikes:

    Definitely not going to be able to sleep tonight. That just sent a chill through my entire body! :p
     
  10. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    EW EW EW EW WEWEWWWW!!!

    My first instinct would be to RUN! FAST!
     
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    Yep, that about sums up my thoughts, haha.

    I guess it is kind of sweet... if I have to find the good. Insects, spiders and scorpions and I do not mesh well.
     
  12. Lyzelle

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    Key Lime Pie! That sounds really good right now. With a side of chocolate-covered scorpion.

    But if they HAVE to be alive, they must be far, far, far away!
     
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    I think it's delightfully creepy lol I don't find scorpions cute but I find the juxtaposition between our human notions of "aww it's nurturing its babies" and "omfg its so horrid" funny/interesting/...enchanting? Something like that but I cannot explain it well.

    What skeeves me out more are these toads:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ7b4spjXhw

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    The little toads hatch in the mother's back, basically. It's just nasty lol Fascinating, but nasty.
     
  14. Zoom

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    WHY WOULD YOU NOT WARN A BODY FIRST?!?!

    I literally just threw my phone across the desk and now I'm feeling all creepy crawly...
     
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    This. Cute on computer screen, not so cute in real life. :)
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    I voted indifferent, but the longer I look at it, the more I like it.
     
  17. sillysally

    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    I like most insect type critters, with the exception of scorpions, so not cute at all. I do think that it's kind of cool that they nurture their babies though. I don't like scorpions, but I respect them as valuable parts of the ecosystem and have to give any mama that would tolerate that many babies riding on her back all day props.
     
  18. Red.Apricot

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    I don't think it's cute, but it doesn't bother me.
     
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    Nope, looks too much like a spider with little spiders all over it.
     
  20. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Dude. Not cool.

    And last night I murdered an extraordinary large wolf spider who had hundreds of babies on her back without mercy.
     

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