Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!

I love furry things. Most of you know that by now. The furrier the better. So, I thought I’d share with you a few of my favorite pics from over the years. I love photography and would happily sit in a jungle all day (well, one without mosquitoes) to get pictures of cute critters.

Hang on, did I just write a post with no sarcasm? Hmmm…not sure I know what to do with that. πŸ˜‰

I LOVE HIS FURRY LITTLE NOGGIN! I wanna eat him!!!

Think he’d let me nuzzle his neck without eating my face?

I LOVE HIM!!! He was eating a banana I gave him. When I turned these pics in, 100 years ago, to get them cropped, the owner of the photography studio stole my negatives, entered my pictures into a wildlife photography contest and won awards with my sweet little groundhog pics. I sincerely wanted to burn his house to the ground.

OH MY GOD! Look at the furry chicken! Look at those feet!!!

This little cuddlebear posed for me for 10 minutes. Yet another critter I wanna eat in a non-eaty way. πŸ˜‰

94 comments on “Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!

  1. The white tiger looks similar to one I saw in Vegas. He was chained to a pole with no gated fence surrounding him and the owner was collecting money from tourists to touch him! No way in heaven would I ever approach a tiger tamed or not. People are so naive and do not respect the nature of the breast. He was enjoyable to look at. That’s about all. Great picture!

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    • Oh my gosh! That sounds crazy!!! No fence? That is just nuts. I love furry things, but I’d hope I have enough sense not to put my hand anywhere near his HUGE, tooth-filled mouth.

      Glad you enjoyed the pic. I just fell in love with his sweet little face.

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    • DREAM ON!!! πŸ˜‰ Unless it is about the Redskins. Them I LOVE! πŸ˜‰ I have a trivia question for you. What 5 major sports teams do not end in “S”? I used to put that trivia question out when I was DJing. No one ever knew. NO GOOGLING!!! πŸ™‚

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      • ARG! Baseball teams with no “s” at the end??
        Boston Red Sox
        Chicago White Sox

        That’s 5, but I’m guessing that there must be six. Where the OKC Thunder a team when you DJ’d? I assumed you were born an author! πŸ™‚

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      • NHL has Minnesota Wild

        Can’t think of any NFL teams, off the top of my head.

        FYI, this chat has inspired a blog entry for me…you will be named in the DalyDose! πŸ™‚ ha ha ha

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    • OK. I don’t know if this is relevant to this conversation or not, but it’s HILARIOUS (to me at least). Sascha Baron Cohen doing his Ali G character and talking to a guy who is a veterinarian AND a veteran. His playing dumb is brilliant. PLEASE pay attention to the chicken that he laughs at!!

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      • OH MY GOD THE FUZZY CHICKEN!!! (I actually screamed that happily at my computer when I saw him.) I LOVE HIM!!!! What on earth is better than a furry chicken???? And I love Ali G. Used to watch him in a slight state of inebriation and just crack up. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the vid. That was great!

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  2. Great blog Jodi, I think you may have a lawsuit about the photos, those are some amazing captures haha. With all seriousness I think you should really take some time to go on an adventure and take photos of animals, I think that be a great blog to follow.

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    • Awww…barronfilms! Thank you!!! One of my dreams in life was to be a wildlife photographer…A girl can dream, right? Thanks for the sweet words. They are very appreciated! πŸ™‚

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  3. great pics. You’d love it here. Thousands and thousands of squirrels here. While on my hike, I even came across two squirrels and a chimpmunk. I think their mommy was sleeping around, but I could be wrong…

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    • Hi Ruth! I love Pennsylvania! I grew up in MD. Say hi to all the green stuff around you–I miss all that green (and the squirrels and chipmunks) so much! Have a great holiday weekend. πŸ™‚

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    • I about passed out when I saw that thing!!! I didn’t know they existed either. But I fell in immediate love with his furry little self. πŸ™‚ I wish I had 10 of them!!

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  4. Awesome photos! I love the last one best! πŸ™‚ and I have a feeling the tigers might just wanna eat you as well! haha πŸ˜‰

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    • Thank you, dear!!! I’m so glad you like my little chipmunk. I fell in love with him. I have another pic of him I’ll probably post when I drag my ass outta bed tomorrow. He’s too cute for only one picture. πŸ™‚ As for the tigers, they are a bit chompy! I will try to avoid their big, teeth-filled mouths! πŸ™‚

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      • You’re welcome πŸ™‚ Honestly, the tigers look just fine as they are.. and ALL of your photos are Awesome! but there is something in the chipmunk photo, that makes me love it the most! πŸ™‚

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      • I agree. The little chipmunk has a look of peace and contentment on his little furry face that I just love. He’s in his own little tree-heaven. πŸ™‚

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  5. howdy…………..thanks for the like…….i stronly suggest you dont attemp to cuddle…..he can take your head of with one swipe……beautiful creatures………..i live in south africa and we have recently had some incidents of cheetas (apparently tame) mauling tourists…..chetaas are much smaller that tigers……i was once seriously mauled by an ordinary domestic cat……..natural born killers……………..

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    • You are very welcome!
      I promise not to find a tiger and try and cuddle him. as much as I’d LOVE to!!! I realize they wouldn’t be tigers if this happened, but if they could just have no claws, soft teeth and jaws that did not exert 4,000,000 PSI, I’d be in heaven. Maybe I just need a life-sized tiger teddy bear?
      A house cat mauled you???? EVIL kitty!!! I love kitties, but I do NOT love mean kitties. I hope that didn’t make you a kitty-hater, though I’d understand.

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      • haha……no im not a kitty hater…ive got three…..and two bull terriers and a foxy….oh and two young daughters (they are animals too ..lol)………..this cat ,blackie lived in the field when i moved into my home….we were buddies but on day whilst stroking him he lost it and bit right into my wrist and kicked my forarm a few times very hard and fast with his back legs……….very deep scratches (cuts)…..i never trusted him again and he remained a feral cat….but we were still on talking terms…………

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      • Awww…you didn’t throw Blackie into traffic! You are a good man. πŸ™‚ Those back feet are the killers! It’s like a Freddy Kruger nightmare, only real. πŸ™‚ Glad you are still a critter lover. One naughty kitty didn’t ruin the whole batch. πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you! And I so wish I could have!! This was back in 1990 and since he had my negatives and almost all of my print copies (thank God I had a few that I didn’t turn in for cropping) I couldn’t “prove” it. It was heartbreaking… I loved those little groundhogs!

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    • Thank you, Vivian! I’m so happy you decided to follow me too. πŸ™‚ Glad you like my critter pics. Can’t go wrong with a subject matter like those cute little guys. πŸ™‚

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  6. GREAT PICS.
    I’m partial to cats. My wife and I rescued many strays over the years.
    When I first read about the chicken I read ‘funky chicken’. Now I can’t get the song or images of people dancing out of my head.
    And everybody’s wearing red and white sox.

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  7. β€œLions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!” Where are you? India. It’s actually a really good trivia question. India is the only place that has all three. I prefer to see animals in the wild, though it does cost quite a bit more than a trip to the zoo.

    Regarding the tiger without a fence between you, that would probably be fine, even with a wild tiger, given certain factors. In India, you can see wild tigers either from the back of an elephant or from an open vehicle. The latter requires more luck. The tiger trackers in the parks are on elephants. Once they find one, you can ride in on an elephant to see him or her. For spotting one from a vehicle, you’d just have to be in the right place at the right time, a much less common occurrence.

    Lions are even easier and more commonly seen. In an open safari vehicle, you are safe even at very close distances to lions. Don’t stand up in the vehicle and definitely don’t get out. But, I’ve been within 1.8 meters (about 6 feet) eye to eye with a lion who came over to lie down in the shadow of the vehicle for shade. What stopped that young male just beginning to get a mane from jumping in and eating me? Nothing. We’re just not on the menu.

    So, by all means, do get out and see the furry animals. Few are as dangerous as a drive on the highway. For polar bears, you need to be in a safe place, like a tundra buggy. They will attack anything that moves. Most others are not like that. Guides will tell you the basic rules to stay safe.

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    • I am SOOOOOOO jealous of your animal adventures!!! I would LOVE to go on safari. It’s a long-held dream of mine. You’ve had so many close encounters; how wonderful. One of these days I’ll will go on safari. I love furry things so much. Then I’ll have some truly amazing pictures. πŸ™‚

      Oh, and I’m in Arizona, but a lot of those pics were from places all over the country. Just a few from here in AZ. πŸ™‚

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