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If you could have any exotic animal as a pet, what would it be?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on September 24, 2010

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“I would like a sugar glider just because they’re cool and they don’t smell and they’re cute and they’re quiet.”

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“I would like to have a dodo bird because they’re extinct and it’s not possible.”

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“A tiny giraffe like in that DirecTV commercial because it’s so cute.”

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“A sloth. It seems like it could be OK in a small space and be pretty easy to take care of.”

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RoeDapple 5 years ago

Hell, I already got Tommy The Basement Cat. Thinks he's a cheetah. Imagine staggering to the bathroom in the pre-dawn hours, no lights on, and that little %@#&% attacks your left ankle from under the sofa. Or waking from a nice wine induced nap to find him standing on your chest, his face just fractions of an inch from yours, scowling like a pride of lions had invaded his territory. I'm telling you, that boy has issues . . .

grammaddy 5 years ago

Had a spider monkey in college. Wish I had her now.

LogicMan 5 years ago

A cute hairless beach ape, in a bikini.

Stuart Evans 5 years ago

you used to be able to buy those on Craigslist...

doc1 5 years ago

I would like a mountain lion. That way I could walk him on a leash and make all the pitbulls look like wussies.

Stuart Evans 5 years ago

I thought snuffleupagus was imaginary and only big bird could see him

Amy Heeter 5 years ago

Yes that is true and he had no ears.

MarcoPogo 5 years ago

The imaginary Snuffie routine went away in the 80s. You know, so kids would knock that crap off.

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

It sounds like you're attacking my personal health and my business.

beatrice 5 years ago

Now who would attack such a time honored business like yours? Why, isn't it one of the oldest businesses?

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

If you have never worked with me and you make baseless attacks on my personal life and business practices, please consider that what you are perpetrating is unfair, unwanted, and on record.

beatrice 5 years ago

TOB, renting rather than owning might be a better option for you.

beatrice 5 years ago

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thomgreen 5 years ago

Does a cow count as exotic? I've always said if I hit the lottery I want to have a couple of pet cows.

Boston_Corbett 5 years ago

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Flap Doodle 5 years ago

I would like to have Mojo Jojo. Mojo Jojo is the monkey that I would like to have. Because Mojo Jojo is a monkey and I would like to have a monkey.

jonas_opines 5 years ago

Guard 'Roo. That's a kangaroo with boxing gloves.

Failing that, I'd be fine with a tiger or a polar bear.

junco_partner 5 years ago

A trained monkey who can take the wheel when I'm seeing double, pay my ticket when I speed

Shane Garrett 5 years ago

Junco: nice, greatful dead, cool.

zts_gixx 5 years ago

I would have a taradactal monkey bird. When I lived in Denver my phone # must have been very close to a pet shops # and I always got calls for the pet shop. People would ask if we had such and such animal....I would say "yes, but you should look into our taradactal monkey birds we just got in". People would either not know what to say, or they would just hang up.

riverdrifter 5 years ago

I'd like to have another raven. The first one I had was named Hector and he was very cool. He wasn't happy though and I took him back to Minnesota and turned him loose. He adopted a family there and lives happily to this day having the run of the north woods. He's got to be thirty by now. Ravens live a long time.

notajayhawk 5 years ago

"I'd like to have another raven."

Never more.

[Somebody had to say it.]

Frederic Gutknecht IV 5 years ago

I'd like to get another god. The one I have is worthless. %D

1029 5 years ago

I have a couple of squirrels. It's not by choice, though. I just can't catch them or get them to go back outside.

Editorator 5 years ago

No thank you, I'm done with pets.
12 years of ferrets, and down to two lazy cats, so when they go, that's it.

Although if I lived out in the country, I'd keep a peacock for that alarm factor, and have a couple of wolves or a bobcat running loose for security.

Flap Doodle 5 years ago

A sloth would be cool because you'll pretty much never to go searching for him. Plus, you can just keep him on the clothes pole in the closet when the weather gets too cold to let him romp outside.

Richard Payton 5 years ago

Sorry didn't read the articles only looked at the pictures! Pet of the Year is __?

BruceWayne 5 years ago

a Compton. an attack Compton. I would carry him in a shoe box. he could live in a doll house.I would keep him in my shirt pocket as I walked downtown. "Excuse me sir can you spare...." ROOOOOOOOOOOOOAR! He would feast on transient eyeballs. And ice cream drips off the sidewalk.

beatrice 5 years ago

I found a really good deal online for an alligator for just $300, but they must have sold it because the person isn't answering his phone now.

blindrabbit 5 years ago

Translocating to Tucumcari to raise tarantulas.

notajayhawk 5 years ago

I want a frog that you can take out of his box, turn a spotlight on him, and he picks up a top-hat and cane and starts singing "Hello, my baby ..."

Katara 5 years ago

A liger since they are bred for their skills in magic or an African swallow.

blindrabbit 5 years ago

Armadillo: Great idea, but better get a leprosy shot or move to Molokai. My son (9 years old then) picked up one in Big Bend Park Texas, the critter bout tore him to shreds.

snoozey 5 years ago

My ex-wife. I could play the hurdy-gurdy and she could dance on the end of s string like I did when we were married.

Boston_Corbett 5 years ago

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riverdrifter 5 years ago

The grey goose is circling you...

frankenstien 5 years ago

Enrique Iglesias. I would be a responsible pet owner and keep him chained to my bed! YEAH BABY!

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

A serval would be a great little pet.

Jeremiah Jefferson 5 years ago

a male silver back gorrila.. You think dogs are protective lmfao

Jeff Cuttell 5 years ago

A Wild Turkey, a Grey Goose, a Blind Tiger, or an Old Crow

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