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sami_shakur

“I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.”


tatersaugratin

"...a small bird will drop frozen from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.”


tatersaugratin

-D. H. Lawrence


Josachius

- Michael Scott


Charles_Whethers

• Wayne Gretzky...........the only man I'd ever have sex with.


BodaciousBadongadonk

"And he slides it in five-hole!"


LaserMaker88

Damn I read half a DH Lawrence book and enjoyed it, but boy was his writing slow and meandering. This makes me want to pick his writings back up again.


Raygunn13

Sons & Lovers was a grind, especially with all the old british slang there was to slog through but I was really glad I read it when I had finished.


Dragonkingf0

To be fair, I've never seen a properly oppressed peasant feel sorry for itself either. They just do their job and then they die.


Cryptix001

You seen a lot of properly oppressed peasants?


LordEnrique

Ever work in the service industry?


deliciousprisms

Yes, for years. It’s non stop bitching and self pity lmao.


Julius_Haricot

Can confirm I bitch non-stop


Flimflomzimzoom

One of the other mechanics I work with got fired because he complained too much.


LordEnrique

Yeah, from the customers.


ap0st

Ironic


idokitty

He could be of service to others but not to himself.


aburple

Good lord, I made the mistake in my 20s of taking a promotion to manager in a restaraunt/bar... it was like I was leading a day care 70+ hours a week. Never again.


[deleted]

No, I live in an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We wield supreme executive power derived from a mandate from the masses. What would you have? Some farcical aquatic ceremony with some watery tart lugging a scimitar at you?


kronicred

Old woman, I order you to be quiet!


Bomlanro

Well, I know he’s a king cuz he ain’t got shit all over ‘im


weatherseed

Gods might note the fall of a sparrow but they don't make any effort to catch them.


TheSanityInspector

Me: "Why me, world?" World: "You were available."


XtrdinaryTerrestrial

Felt this.


Brownicus

Because you were home


b1ackcr0vv

One of my favorite horror movies just because of that line. Like everything they went through was just… just because they were there. There was no usual motive, nothing sexual or no monetary gain no personal vendetta… just some fucked up people going to do something fucked up that night, and this couple was home when they stopped at their house.


Disco_Ninjas_

Because your people are assholes.


23x3

Turns on do not disturb mode


RedofPaw

How exactly would people read that from a zebra? Maybe he's feeling sorry as fuck for himself. Of course it probably is harder to feel sorry for yourself if the blood leaking from your body is going to attract predators from miles around. So I guess the cure to feeling sorry for yourself is to feel in constant mortal terror. Yay nature.


ak22801

Because animals don’t have most of human emotions. That zebra isn’t sad about being too young to get eaten, regretting not getting married, worried about how this will affect his zebra parents, sad it didn’t have enough time to travel, was hoping one day to start a band with other zebras, etc etc etc. In a few hours after this all it knows is it’s getting very tired and it hurts to walk and it’s just gonna lay down right there….


BooRand

It feels fear and doesn’t want to die. That’s how all living things are programmed


iamonthatloud

I’ve always wondered. By all the physical responses we could record and label “fear”, such as: rapid heartbeat, adrenaline dump, pupil dilation, blood pressure. Etc. We would say the zebra is experiencing fear of death. And wanting to live by running or confronting the fear to its best ability (right or wrong results irrelevant) and say it is afraid and wants to live. But is it like ours? Does it fear, fear, like we do? We are afraid because of X and can quantify it. We are afraid to die BECAUSE we will miss out on life. Can an animal asses all of that like we do? If it can’t does that make me feel better or worse? Did our consciousness arise just to put a story and reason to those emotions after they have been around so long? And an animal has panic without reason, which in my experience is much worse than panic for a reason (at least I can’t pinpoint a reason to deal with). I wonder this often.


maaalicelaaamb

As a primatologist, zookeeper, and casual ethologist I’ll answer this for you. You, and most humans, erroneously perceive themselves and the rest of the animal world as existing on a binary. It’s a spectrum. Apes keep pets — anecdotally, in zoos, and in the wild. Dolphins communicate with us. Dogs are in tune with our every emotion and can smell and react differently toward nuanced biological and hormonal variations we can’t yet understand completely. Whales feel the magnetic pull of our earth and understand; birds, too. Your intelligence and the intensity of your emotions are at least equal to most other earthlings; in many ways, you lack the exquisite understandings inherent to others. The smallest ants are the most intelligent and keep complex societies that rival our own. To place humans on a throne above our fellow earthling is to pretend that we’ve gained all higher knowledges when in reality we’re as limited by our biological capacity as the zebra may be.


iamonthatloud

I mentioned in another comment I think it’s a spectrum, and enjoy wondering about the almost infinite possibilities. And the great variety of examples to take guesses upon, as you mentioned a few in your comment. It’s a fun thought for me, especially after smoking some weed, looking at my dog, and wonder if he’s thinking and if so, to what degree. He’s able to express so many things, and emotions, wants and needs, even planning ahead based on routine. Does he love me? Is it the same love I have? Doesn’t really matter, because whatever it is or isn’t, is perfect with me. And also I can’t imagine we are the pinnacle, then I wonder what lies above us that could think we are ants lol


WordRick

The White Stripes That's the name of the band the zebra wanted to start.


BodaciousBadongadonk

Huh, now I wonder if zebras are actually black with white stripes or white with black stripes?


NutNoHaeinIt

They're black with white stripes.


Masanjay_Dosa

Black with white stripes. They have black skin underneath their fur and the white is the product of an absence of pigment more than a presence of anything.


theseusptosis

How is it proven that animals don't have human emotions? Humans are animals. Don't tell me your dog isn't happy his meal ticket came home from work.


whopperlover17

You know I’m glad we’re smart enough to be able to put ourselves out of our misery.


maireadbhynes

"The walking Zead"


Hungry_Pack

"Snap out of it!"


andreas6211

It's just a scratch


DrVforOneHealth

a mere flesh wound


ncwarrior

I have never seen 9 words that were that impactful


Merzz226

What about 8 or 10 words that were that impactful?


randomusername1121

Tis but a flesh wound


IAmSomnabula

Tis but a scratch


sharkzone

Just rub some dirt on it, you’ll be fine.


ACERVIDAE

Spray some windex on it.


Altruistic-Ad9639

YOU DONT EAT NO MEAT!? That's alright, I'll get you some lamb


zen_lee

"I warned you! But, did you listen to me? Oh, no, no, didn't you? It's just a harmless little bunny isn't it? Well, It's always the same. I always tell you, but do they listen to me?."


kingdogethe42nd

>What're you going to do, bleed on me?


rootntootn2gunshootn

Flex Seal will hold it together!


i_do_lewd_things

TO SHOW YOU THE POWER OF FLEX SEAL, I SAWED THIS POOR ZEBRA IN HALF!


randomusername1121

NOW THATS A LOT OF DAMAGE


frost264

I spit water all over my new monitor.... thank you.


thegeekprophet

I vomited all over mine. Very funny.


akS00ted

Gutsy


Saetric

Intestinal fortitude


OofPleases

I mean, it really is, you can see that it’s only skin that was torn off. Painful? Yes. Survivable? Also yes. This zebra really could survive.


darth_smith

Nope. There's 0% chance it can survive. The skin is the #1 most important protector against disease and infection. Animals including humans can die from a decent cut due to infection. That area is going to get infected really easily and then the zebra will slow down, and get eaten really quickly.


OofPleases

Now that percentage is just wrong. I there are animals that survive worse wounds than this. I would put survival at 30-35%. Primarily because it’s an easy target for predators.


rehabilitated_4chanr

I love how with absolutely 0 sample size you assume 1 in 3 animals with this level of damage, an actually incredibly rare sight, survive. Did you know that 86.3 percent of all percentages posted online are completely made up?


RagdollAbuser

Personally I would put the survival at a mere 14.11993732%, factoring in the size of the wound and multiplying by the number of zebra stripes affected, then of course dividing by the time of day (which I estimate to be 12:53).


Daweism

# I would put the percentage of made up math in this comment chain at 100%


danimal_910

slightly less than 100% bc your statement is fact


Gamergonemild

Were down to 99.98%


MouseRat_AD

Higher


anoitdid

60 percent of the time thus is true everytime


peweegaski

Cmon dude I got cellulitis from a fucking mosquito bite. Had I not gone to the hospital within 24 hours I would have potentially lost my leg. Had I not sought medical attention the infection would have spread to my heart and I would have died. Tell me how an animal missing a huge chunk of flesh is going to walk that one off.


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peweegaski

Oh fuck, I should check to see if that rabbit I ram over last night survived I didn’t think of the sheer will effect


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Nuxei2211

The immune system of wild animals is in general way better than that of humans, so there might still be a chance. I once saw a documentary where a lion cub had been torn open by a horn of a buffalo, it's guts were hanging out and the vets of the production didn't think it would survive.. but it did!


evisn

Plenty of humans have also survived their guts hanging out, it's just somewhat of a rarity without medical intervention.


Gigazwiebel

Well not really. Humans have a really strong immune system compared to most wild animals because they must live longer and human behavior really helps to transmit infectious diseases.


jazzersongoldberg

Humans don't just die from a decent cut. Humans survive way worse incidents. Sauce : I am a registered nurse.


nyxpa

>Nope. There's 0% chance it can survive. The skin is the #1 most important protector against disease and infection. Grizzly bear 489 (called "Ted") in Alaska's Katmai national park had a huge chunk of skin ripped off his hip during a fight with bear 218. Healed up without human intervention. https://www.nps.gov/katm/blogs/wheres-ted.htm


ucksawmus

it's possible


strumthebuilding

Close your eyes and imagine the sheer quantity of bacteria that are settling into that meat. There aren’t enough flies on the savannah for their maggots to keep up with the sweeping microbial wave.


Guinness

Maggots don’t eat bacteria. Maggots eat dead flesh. So maggots help yes, but they don’t reduce infection. The removal of dead flesh helps the existing flesh have a better chance to repair itself.


The-Donkey-Puncher

That would be a pretty bad ass scar


[deleted]

I mean, it is just a flesh wound. No internal organs or anything vitally important has been damaged.


judas734

Except for the skin


Haunting_Insect_3009

I've treated similar injuries in small & farm animals and they usually heal up pretty well by granulation over a period of several months. However, treatment is the important part - an untreated animal may live, but debriding & cleaning the wound and antibiotics drastically increase the survivability of such injuries. A zebra like this on its own on the African plains, with predators everywhere and hordes of insects though? Potentially survivable, but I'd say there's virtually no chance.


170201-112M

Thee lords have blessed me with a spare


TheUglyTruth527

Good thing zebras are assholes.


skycloud620

Are you referring to the clip of the zebra randomly kicking a newborn gazelle?


Iamnotfatt

We need to see said clip.


JuliaGhouliaChild

Probably this one https://www.reddit.com/r/natureismetal/comments/ppjo5h/zebra_doing_a_hit_and_run_on_an_antelope_calf/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share This one too https://www.reddit.com/r/Unexpected/comments/apybsi/zebra_stallion_trying_to_drown_a_foal/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share


the-freckled-fisher

Man, fuck Zebras.


Karrion8

Should probably take them to dinner first.


FeedUsFetusFeetPus

They don't deserve it


should_be_medicated

Fucking christ I hate your name


Diamondhands_Rex

*HATE FUCK*


shwarma_heaven

I will take your mother, Dorothy Zebratooth, out to a nice seafood dinner, and never call her again..."


Hungry_Pack

I hate to generalize, but that one zebra is a cocksucker.


raybrignsx

Male zebras will do the same to their own young


BlakkThrashAttak

Had to comment here because the second post is locked but the person's comment saying "I literally forgot Zebras existed" killed me.


schemeorbeschemed

Yup I laughed at that one too


dallyan

That made me audibly giggle.


Lunar_luna

In reference to the drowning vid: if that was my childhood then I’d grow up to be a massive asshole too. Now here’s the real question: who started the zebra chain of suffering and assholery?


SunS0n

A zebra


sassologist

Jesus what in the actual fuck with the drowning clip


CombatMatt13

I guess panda from jujutsu kaisen is in the right for wanting to punch one one day


VTX1800

Seconded.


cousin_basil

That clip changed the world's opinion on zebras.


dam11214

Defund zebras


billytheskidd

They’ll never get another cent from me


hoxxxxx

defunding Zebras won't solve anything.


thr3sk

I mean I think most people in Africa where they have zebras knew this for ages, considering they're impossible to domesticate which in a way completely fucked their development as a civilization.


hannahclipse

Even domestic horses can be super dangerous if you're not careful. Zebras take that to a whole new extreme. Humans probably did try and domesticate these lunatics but their demeaner isn't good for that. They have to be aggressive, though, to survive in an environment surrounded by apex predators like hyenas and lions. You have to respect just how savage they are though, and even with this toughness they're still endangered.


NatsuDragnee1

Plains zebras (such as the one in the photo of this post) are pretty common. It's the other two species of zebra - Grevy's zebra and mountain zebra - that are endangered.


I_dont-get_the-joke

There's also a zebra clip of a zebra trying to drown a baby zebra because it belonged to his rival. It's trying to escape a watering hole but he keeps dragging it back in and hoofing it


hungryrhinos

I’ve been thinking about that clip last few days I now have closure


Admirable-Door1724

Yes


niberungvalesti

You'd be an asshole too if you evolved on the African savannah!


TheUglyTruth527

I mean, technically, we kind of did... which really explains a lot.


General_Tso75

We are assholes as well.


thedankening

Whichever one of our ancestors first decided to climb down out of those trees and start smashing rocks together sure does deserve a serious ass kicking.


XchrisZ

Probably climbed down to grab a rock to throw at another sapien.


cerebraldormancy

The gazelle clip makes me totally unsympathetic here.


AnywhereFew9745

I can only hope it's the same one haha


Bloodfangs09

Zebras are assholes, as a Zookeeper they are my least favorite things I have ever worked with. Give me hippos, cassowaries, kiwis, rhinos, hyenas, ANYTHING. Zebras are awful individuals


son_of_abe

Can you elaborate? Give examples?


EpsilonGecko

The fact this was posted right after the other zebra post is pure karma \*chef's kiss\* Good on you u/deadstar420


deadstar420

I didn’t even see the other lol


japooo

I was expecting this comment after that video of a fucking zebra kicking an antelope. All my bois hate zebras.


Vhemvhol

Was expecting to see stripes on the insides as well :(


Sleeaaaaazzzzyyy

•_•


Gilgameshbrah

Don't worry, once it's shredded there won't be stripes on either side


razzraziel

So you think zebras were kinda cake? https://i.imgur.com/Cc4iGYY.png


TTTyrant

Might actually be alright. It wasn't disemboweled and animals are deceptively hardy. There's lots of animals with extreme scars out there. [like the whale that was chopped up by a boat propeller.](https://images.app.goo.gl/SR6ij1wrw43fcetb6).


Dan_The_PaniniMan

It's different. The whale got a thick layer of fat and it's in salt water which helps speed up healing


TTTyrant

There's a lot of bacteria in sea water as well. Sea animals still get infections all the time. And this zebras injuries don't even appear to have gone beyond the skin. They have fat around their vital organs as well and muscle etc. But you see none of that. It actually looks like the animal is already in the process of healing. The blood is all dried and clotted.


itsadesertplant

With that large of a surface area, there are plenty of opportunities for bacteria to infect the wound. It also looks injured and probably behaves injured so it’ll probably be a target. I thought that maybe since it doesn’t look too deep, it could be ok, but I doubt it will survive both infection and predators Edit: I’m also not sure if the black stuff is necrotic tissue or clotted blood. I’m not a doctor


TTTyrant

Odds aren't good but it's not impossible


Dan_The_PaniniMan

I think that wound is to Big to heal


TTTyrant

Guess we'll never know


Dan_The_PaniniMan

I guess so


SunglassesDan

> salt water which helps prevent infections It most definitely does not. We actually end up having to prescribe additional or different antibiotics for wound sustained in sea water due to the bacteria it contains.


carlrey0216

Speak for yourself, I don’t ever prescribe antibiotics for wounds sustained in sea water. I just laugh and speed off in my boat


LongdayinCarcosa

That dangly stuff on the zebra is fat. Nothing internal is pierced; only the skin is torn. It genuinely could survive that. Probably won't, but genuinely could.


redditor8877877

Damn that is a badass whale, thanks for sharing


killuasbestfriend

You're whalecome


arolloftide

-_-


Stonn

> Might actually be alright. You cannot seriously be believing that.


shastas

but the whale


walter_midnight

Mammals can survive everything between decapitation and massive skin injury. Of course they can believe that - it's not exactly impossible after all.


Cold_Leadership

infection


Nihilus45

Checks date of photo "2019", with note "Zebra died 2 days later after being run over by a vehicle"


BaronVonCrunch

Might be. But probably not.


Vapirate04

If it's the zebra that kicked little antelope the other day than it's well deserved


MotoMaster9000

Scrolled for this! Fuck that zebra.


b4st1an

Agree, came here for that comment


DetectiveRingo

Obviously he is walking it off. He'll be alright.😐


appollocreedjigclown

What’s black and white and red all over.


AnythingToPissYouOff

An interracial prolapse video


HarryTruman

Jesus Christ.


stillcallinoutbigots

He ain't gonna help you here. This is reddit!


HowsYourBobber

A newspaper


Tom_piddle

I like this comment the best.


KelReddit17

At least he will go out a badass


rootntootn2gunshootn

And in shock.


02201970a

And with a septic wound.


SometimesIBleed

Bleeding his blood!


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And in pain.


whydontuwannawork

I remember this one where this zebra managed to escape an alligator but all of its organs had come out because it’s stomach was opened


Blekanly

Then it attacked its intestine thinking it grabbed it iirc


[deleted]

That's one unfortunate zebra to have met an alligator of all creatures


XchrisZ

Happens more often then you'd think at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida.


whydontuwannawork

Funny thing is people were saying for the photographer to help it,it’s just the circle of life


ImJTHM1

I hate people like that. Yes Mr. Photographer, go bumrush the two wild animals, beat the shit out of the predator, and do it unscathed.


NatsuDragnee1

You mean a crocodile, because there are no alligators where zebras live. Unless you perhaps saw a clip of a zebra in Florida?


Intelligent_Ad2025

Thoughts and prayers.


Amateursamurai429

Fuck Zebras.


patrickdm1998

That's beastiallity


Swimming_Option_1045

He will make it to dinner…unfortunately he is the main course.


Biker93

Not a biology expert, but might it survive? I’m always amazed at how tough wild animals are. My gut says, this animal might make it. My best guess is the biggest threat to this animal (assuming it survives infection) is a group of lions or something that see it as being weak and target it before it has a chance to heal. But like I said, I could be totally wrong, I have a “I watched nova a few times, David Attenborough and stuff” level of biology education.


H_is_for_Human

It's not impossible. Either this is a relatively fresh wound that didn't breach the peritoneum (i.e. we are looking at the bloody subcutaneous layer when skin was ripped off but it's not really a deep wound) then it could heal with time. Alternatively we might be seeing an old wound that did breach the peritoneum but now has granulation tissue covering the intestines. This tissue can essentially create a new skin over the area, but will be a permanent defect in the abdominal wall and likely remain high risk for infections, other intra-abdominal complications, etc. I suspect it's the former.


ksanthra

Damn, it's toast. Just hanging out waiting until another predator sees this and takes it out before the infections set in.


mrbeck02

It’s just a flesh wound


vodkatonic425

Anyone got neosporin?


explosivelydehiscent

I ain't hear no bell, MF.


ucksawmus

on that note, incredibly [nsfw/nsfl](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uVnDJMjNySg) youtube clip of an impala fighting with insides perforated by "wild dogs"


Urborg_Stalker

Blargh, that's gotta be painful. =/ Doesn't look like blood loss is an issue but the raging infection that's going to develop...


9inchesfrom10

Tis but a scratch


cryptomybaws

After seeing a zebra kicking the fuck out of a baby antelope the other day on here, for no reason, I feel less sympathy than usual.


Space-90

Large wild animals always seem so unbothered but their horrific injuries


RoversTigers

What happened


dutchmen65

His skin fell off.


Lildyo

Does that normally happen?


Memeshats

It happens when something causes their skin to fall off


FrenchyTech

It’s shedding


epictroll5

He'll be alright. Only the skin is torn off. If he can stave off infection, or the infection is mild enough, he'll live. But it might be that this'll not kill him, but another predator does as he is weakened now.


drumwithoutbeat

What do you even do in that situation


[deleted]

Probably stand about, maybe eat a bit, drink a bit, and if nothing else eats you in the meantime you get weaker and weaker until you eventually can't move. If you're lucky you'll die quietly somewhere comfortable. That said, animals do recover from some serious injuries. Having half your torso skinned is a pretty bad one though.


ivanthekingofhentai

I was expecting porno not a Zebra missing it's stomach but I'll do it anyway