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Burstsovenergy24

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#1
Hello all!
I really want to get a octopus althoguh my dad said there were laws protecting them. Is this true? I live in Atlanta, Georgia.

Help to get a octopus would be appreciated!
 

WhiteKiboko

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#2
i cant speak for GA, but that seems a bit odd...(or a conveinent ending to conversations) for example, here in Charlotte, i found out its illegal to sell a extoic animal as a pet but not against the law to keep one.... as a for what constitutes an exotic pet, i never did find out... :| worst case scenario, just call up some type off (quasi)official entity (animal control/humane soc./etc) and ask... it certainly cant hurt to ask questions....

ps- welcome to tonmo! :welcome:
 

WhiteKiboko

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#4
i notice hippos arent allowed....i guess i shouldve known that when i was dating a girl who lived in ATL :)

"Breaking the Law... Breaking the Law"

:roll:
 

lithographette

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#5
Air-breathing catfishes; all species
Parasitic catfishes; all species
Giant walking catfishes; all species

What the? Never heard of a giant walking catfish! Just the idea blows my mind! :bugout:
 

WhiteKiboko

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its probably like a salt water fish i saw the other week in Charleston.... for some reason i want to say croaker, but im doubt im right.... im almost positive it was one that makes a noise though....
 

Colin

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walking catfish are Clarias species...

Get to four feet long and when they get bored/run out of food in one pond they can travel through the night to another one!

the only fish to have caused a road accident by crossing it! LOL :)

http://www.sankey.ws/clarias.html
 

WhiteKiboko

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#8
i ones i was thinking of had claw-like appendages coming out (or near their pectoral fins) can anyone place this? i know theyre salt water.....
 

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