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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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Jeff Cuttell 3 years, 6 months ago

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

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catfishturkeyhunter 3 years, 6 months ago

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

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AnnaUndercover 3 years, 6 months ago

A serval would be a great little pet.

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frankenstien 3 years, 6 months ago

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

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Boston_Corbett 3 years, 6 months ago

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overplayedhistory 3 years, 6 months ago

A trained mountain lion. Unfortunately, like a tea party person, I doubt they can be trained.

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northtown 3 years, 6 months ago

The city of Lawrence is already a nice pet-Look around and see what you have--One big pet held hosiage by the city commoiners-We are their pets ,something for them to play with!!!!!!!!!! Go Lawrence go-this town has made us it's pet??

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Bob Kraxner 3 years, 6 months ago

Pywacket, with Madonna Ciccone, on a leash, walking Anna Undercover on a leash.

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snoozey 3 years, 6 months 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.

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blindrabbit 3 years, 6 months 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.

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Katara 3 years, 6 months ago

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

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notajayhawk 3 years, 6 months 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 ..."

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blindrabbit 3 years, 6 months ago

Translocating to Tucumcari to raise tarantulas.

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LJ Whirled 3 years, 6 months ago

The sugar glider is indigenous to Neosho Falls.

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beatrice 3 years, 6 months 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.

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BruceWayne 3 years, 6 months 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.

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Richard Payton 3 years, 6 months ago

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

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 6 months 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.

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Andini 3 years, 6 months ago

I'm changing my comment to the barber Shelby. Wow!

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Editorator 3 years, 6 months 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.

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JackFrost 3 years, 6 months ago

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1029 3 years, 6 months 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.

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JJE007 3 years, 6 months ago

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

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riverdrifter 3 years, 6 months 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.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 6 months ago

Pterodactyl?

I'm wishing for a newmatic wrench for Christmas.

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zts_gixx 3 years, 6 months 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.

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Shane Garrett 3 years, 6 months ago

Junco: nice, greatful dead, cool.

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CWGOKU 3 years, 6 months ago

Miss October, pet of the month

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Andini 3 years, 6 months ago

A Blonde Jayhawk Sorority Girl

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junco_partner 3 years, 6 months ago

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

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jonas_opines 3 years, 6 months ago

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

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

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Pywacket 3 years, 6 months ago

David Bowie, perhaps...

I've found that answering the door with a snake around my neck or a great Dane at my side was always sufficient to cause a swift and comical retreat in any politician or religious peddler who mistakenly came to the house, so either of those is exotic enough for me. Still have a snake, and one of these days will get another Dane (RIP, sweet boy).

I'm not sure if everybody has thought through their answers or researched their exotics. A sloth, Andy? Have you smelled one of those things at the zoo? Ewwwww! There's one in the Topeka Zoo's Rainforest dome. They are fascinating, but they smell like hog farm crossed with porcupine (another olfactory-insulting exotic).

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autie 3 years, 6 months ago

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 6 months 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.

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 6 months ago

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Boston_Corbett 3 years, 6 months ago

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thomgreen 3 years, 6 months 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.

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 6 months ago

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g_rock 3 years, 6 months ago

I have one of those mutant tiger striped really jumpy crickets that lives behind my couch. He knows that I'm too lazy to move the couch to catch him. He is pretty low maintenance at least.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 6 months ago

Aloysius Snuffleupagus.

He was friends with Maria, and I always wanted to motorboat Maria. One, Two.

Today's episode of Sesame Street is brought to you by the letter B

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doc1 3 years, 6 months ago

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

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autie 3 years, 6 months ago

A winged horse. I think I would name him Pegasus. And a mechanical owl.

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LogicMan 3 years, 6 months ago

A cute hairless beach ape, in a bikini.

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grammaddy 3 years, 6 months ago

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

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RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months 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 . . .

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