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Which pair of animals do you wish had missed Noah's Ark?

  1. paulburchett profile image78
    paulburchettposted 4 years ago

    Have Fun With This!!

    1. Melissa A Smith profile image92
      Melissa A Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Killer whales and bottlenose dolphins (although would they even be on the Ark?). Robins. Harpy and golden eagles. Insect-eating bats.

      1. paulburchett profile image78
        paulburchettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        no, I guess whales and dolphins were'nt afraid of the rain lol. If you don't mind me asking, why robins, eagles and insect eating bats?

        1. Melissa A Smith profile image92
          Melissa A Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Robins annoy me in the morning with their pretentious stance and then they pull worms out of the ground. Eagles just have, this cruel look too them, and kill painfully. People also use golden eagles to hunt coyotes and deer. And of course bats are prolific predators of flying insects, which I love.

          1. paulburchett profile image78
            paulburchettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Oh, I was just wondering. Have a great day!

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Mosquitoes.

    1. brimancandy profile image81
      brimancandyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Ditto. That and bees and spiders.

  3. Trish89 profile image84
    Trish89posted 4 years ago

    Skunks would be my first choice, then raccoons, they are mean!

  4. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Not too thrilled with flies either.

    Actually, come to think of it. How about 95% of the insect kingdom.

    1. Monis Mas profile image83
      Monis Masposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I am so with you on this one!

    2. viryabo profile image86
      viryaboposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes. As long as cockroaches top the list.

    3. Carolyn Rae profile image60
      Carolyn Raeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      There are so many insects I would like to say I wish would've missed the ark, but when it really comes down to it I know I can't. Even the creepiest of little creatures plays a role in its ecosystem. smile

  5. ienjoythis profile image88
    ienjoythisposted 4 years ago

    Vipers!

  6. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Chihuahuas.

    1. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Don't say that out loud to a Chihuahua - they think they are pit bulls! (At least mine does!)

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        When I made that post, I knew you'd be dropping by. lol big_smile

  7. ienjoythis profile image88
    ienjoythisposted 4 years ago

    Jellyfish.
    Doberman Pinschers.
    gnats.
    snakes.
    and the spider that I found on my counter this morning.

    1. Monis Mas profile image83
      Monis Masposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I agree on spiders!

    2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
      mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Awww, Dobermans are lovely family friendly dogs, they would have been in the top ten of my list to be on the ark (if it ever existed of course).

  8. vikkijov profile image60
    vikkijovposted 4 years ago

    Rats!  DIrty, disgusting and I'm sooo afraid of ever seeing one!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      http://www.cityofyukonok.gov/sites/yukon2/uploads/images/Emergency_Management/hamster.jpg
      I am not a rat!

      1. vikkijov profile image60
        vikkijovposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        These are cute, hamsters, but rats are not cute!  HA

        1. paradigmsearch profile image89
          paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Here's a bunch more we can keep. smile

          http://now.msn.com/smiling-animals-photo-gallery

    2. 2uesday profile image88
      2uesdayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I agree rats really are disease carrying vermin.

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
        mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Pet rats excluded of course wink Sewer rats definitely.

  9. studentsage profile image78
    studentsageposted 4 years ago

    Squirrels.

    There are way too many of them hanging around in trees for them not to be up to something.

    They scared me to death.

    1. Gordon Hamilton profile image96
      Gordon Hamiltonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      They do, however, taste absolutely delicious... wink So why not kill two birds (squirrels?) with one stone...?

  10. SimeyC profile image89
    SimeyCposted 4 years ago

    Humans!!!

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
      mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      LOL, now that is the best answer so far smile

  11. Monis Mas profile image83
    Monis Masposted 4 years ago

    Squirrels. They seem to be cute, but really they are vicious, and just love to tease my dog - and that just doesn't fly with me ! :-)

  12. Shanna11 profile image91
    Shanna11posted 4 years ago

    Wasps/Bee type creatures, excluding honeybees. I have this irrational thing where even the slightest buzzing sound sends me flying off into the distance. Ugh. Hate them.

    That or seagulls. I don't really hate any other animals besides wasps, but seagulls are annoying, pesky creatures.

    1. Gordon Hamilton profile image96
      Gordon Hamiltonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Definitely agree with the wasps and bee thing! Am allergic to bee stings so have to be very careful.

      Seagulls? I can't actually publish what we call them at sea ( smile ) but suffice to say they are a constant pain in the posterior and regularly fly right down to take the fish being brought in to the boat as well as making their unique "deposits" on top of us while we are fishing...

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Seagulls carry the souls of fishermen who died at sea.

        I would never harm a seagull, even if I am a cat.

        1. Gordon Hamilton profile image96
          Gordon Hamiltonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I have never heard that one, Izzy....

          I'm not going to cry you down because I am well aware of your knowledge/experiences/etc my friend - but my experiences and beliefs are very, very different...

          Interesting how the thoughts/beliefs/interpretations can vary so much even in such a (relatively) small geographical area. Maybe goes some way to explaining the wider differences on the Web... I don't know  - but I certainly didn't mean to cause you offence... sad

          1. IzzyM profile image87
            IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            No offence taken, Gordon smile

            We all know seagulls are dirty messy scrounging whatyemakcallits, but someone told me about the souls thing when my fisherman brother went missing in the Forth of Clyde.

            Actually, several did. A lot of Clyde fishermen believe this.

            Now, the sounds of seagulls mewling makes me want to cry.

            1. Gordon Hamilton profile image96
              Gordon Hamiltonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Understandable and I'm sorry... sad I am now most definitely not going to publish what I know them as...

              I don't fish the West Coast at this time of year (because there's no bloody fish left!) and only fish the North Sea from Arbroath or various parts of Fife. I will, however, make some phone calls next week to see if I can find out the background to this - for my own knowledge at least. Do you want me to mail you what I find out...???

              The info and the Hub will be yours - I promise smile

              1. IzzyM profile image87
                IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                I would love you to mail me the info, but not for a hub.

                I actually have an article about seagulls ready for publication, but don't know where to publish it. This account is slapped once more.

                I've actually never researched into fishermen's beliefs about seagulls. I guess I just assumed everyone knew what I was told.

                Very interesting. Would love if you got back to me smile

                1. SimeyC profile image89
                  SimeyCposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  I believe albatrosses were considered the same - I think the term is soul bird....

                  1. IzzyM profile image87
                    IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    The albatross was the bird named in 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' by a poet who couldn't spell, and yes I think there was some reference there as to why mariners should not kill an albatross.

                    It didn't stop those poor lost souls who were going mad with thirst, and of course calamity befell them, as all good stories will tell you about.

                    It was probably a seagull in the first place LOL

    2. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wasps, yes! Not bees though.

  13. profile image0
    Bronwyn J Hansenposted 4 years ago

    Magpies. They are vicious and over territorial.

  14. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 4 years ago

    Having gone through an infestation once, let's leave the cockroaches off the ark.

    Don't think much of jellyfish, either - they've ruined a couple of otherwise nice trips to the beach.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      As soon as I've finished building my time machine, I've decided I'm going to go back and just poke a hole in the bottom of the boat...

    2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
      mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed smile

  15. Repairguy47 profile image60
    Repairguy47posted 4 years ago

    Bigfoot! I hate that damn Sasquatch!

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      LOL

  16. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 4 years ago

    I really have two pairs...

    That darn cockroach which is really an insect and ........

    Those darn rats.....if you lived in Jamaican you would understand. I am not talking about those nice little pets. I am talking about the smelly, disease infested ones! hmm

  17. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    snakes, flies, fleas, ticks, mosquitoes!

  18. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 4 years ago

    Lawyers.

    Scum of the Earth.

    Oh you want a pair? Two lawyers then, male and female, stop them breeding.

  19. rebeccamealey profile image88
    rebeccamealeyposted 4 years ago

    Fleas. Damn things are expensive to control.

  20. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
    mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago

    Bull sharks and great white sharks.

    Fleas

    Mosquitoes

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Both bull and great white sharks have a huge role to play in cleaning up the oceans.

      Fleas...?  Gotta agree with you there.

      Ditto mosquitoes.

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
        mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Only mentioned those two sharks because they are the ones most responsible for human attacks, I have no problem with the majority of sharks. All that said they would have quickly died on the ark anyway because they would have been out of water lol

        1. IzzyM profile image87
          IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah totally understand!

          Unfortunately both of those sharks are top of the oceanic food chain, and the wiping out of either of them would change forever what happens at sea.

          You might have killer tiddlers or even killer jellyfish if it wasn't for sharks.

          Probably the same for fleas and mozzies, though I'm struggling to think of anything smaller that could be worse.

          Oh yes - lawyers!

  21. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    More candidates... big_smile

    "16 pictures that prove animals can be jerks, too"

    http://now.msn.com/animals-being-jerks-photo-gallery

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Most of them were, indeed just jerks.

      The dogs using teamwork, though - that was special and made me LOL.

  22. sleepylog profile image90
    sleepylogposted 4 years ago

    Humans

  23. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago

    I don't know their scientific name, but I don't really see a purpose for 'no see ums', those teeny tiny insects that make your legs itch like crazy. 

    I don't mind sea gulls, in fact, whenever I hear them or see one fly by my work windows (I'm on a second floor with 9 huge windows), they give me a sense of calm and remind me that I live very close to the Gulf.   I love seeing them fly overhead or over the water.  I always have loved the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, maybe there's that connection.

  24. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
    mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago

    Watched a TV programme recently where they explained that sea gulls are actually just 'gulls, because they actually don't stray that far from land so cannot be considered a true 'sea bird'. We have thousands of them here in Guernsey, and they follow the tractors around as they plough the fields (gulls love worms), plus they scavenge from rubbish sacks left out, and they will 'dance' on lawns to bring the worms to the surface (the worms think it is raining). Bold creatures, but very interesting, (they will quickly learn to 'knock' on glass doors or windows for food if you feed them a few times). I would want them to be on the ark for sure smile

  25. lady rain profile image86
    lady rainposted 4 years ago

    Dust mites and hairy spiders!

  26. profile image0
    erickcbposted 4 years ago

    Mosquitos. Totally and absolutely pointless.

  27. ocbill profile image76
    ocbillposted 4 years ago

    pigeons.

    erickb.   I agree 110% mosquitoes are pointless as are bed bugs.

  28. paulburchett profile image78
    paulburchettposted 4 years ago

    Thanks to all for your replies! I've enjoyed them very much!

  29. brimancandy profile image81
    brimancandyposted 4 years ago

    I have found that I hate Mice. I live in the country now, and we have a serious mouse problem. I hate going to get underwear out of my dresser, and find the drawer filled with rice. Which means those little bastard have been crawling around in my whites. So, take them all out and wash them, then keep checking for more rice. We also find that they are getting into our kitchen cabinets and into boxes of food. Which explains where the rice comes from.

    We recently got a cat, and she seems to catch a mouse every other day. We can't figure out where they are coming from! But, glad the she is disposing of them. But, the other day, I was napping on the sofa and she jumped up onto the couch and dropped a still kicking mouse into my lap. As if I wanted that!

    So thanks a lot Noah!

    1. paulburchett profile image78
      paulburchettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lol, maybe you should get another cat

  30. HoneyBB profile image87
    HoneyBBposted 4 years ago

    Serial Killers and Child Molesters.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I wonder, how well would the rest of the world's animals do without humans?

      The only animal that has made me throw up my cookies a few time are maggots. If they did not serve a better purpose for the earth than human do. I would say get rid of maggots from the universe
      I was not offended

      1. brimancandy profile image81
        brimancandyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I saw something very interesting on the news, on one of those science channels. There is actually a treatment now for people with serious wounds and burns using maggots. They have found that maggots, when added to the wound, will only eat the dead skin, and not touch the healthy parts of the skin.

        They showed a treatment of one person, who had a horrible burn wound, and they showed the progression of how applying maggots to that wound, brought that persons skin back to normal. No permanent damage at all.
        I found that amazing. Another thing they did in that same hospital was use leeches to cure back pain. And, it also worked.

        Now if they can come up with a way for keyboards to work when you want them to, things would be really great!

        1. Melissa A Smith profile image92
          Melissa A Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Forgot about that. What you've stated is true. Those "purposeless maggots" have saved people's ability to walk.

      2. TracyLitchfield profile image61
        TracyLitchfieldposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I think that the animals would be very happy without humans! Maggots should be on the arch, i agree they are gross but they are important for breaking down decaying flesh.

  31. paulburchett profile image78
    paulburchettposted 4 years ago

    Great answers! Any More?

  32. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 4 years ago

    Australian Blue Butt Fish suck almost as much as Mosquitoes sad

  33. letscithappen profile image61
    letscithappenposted 4 years ago

    Mice and rats. I have a terrible fear of mice and when I see them I always think to myself why did noah bring them on the ark.

  34. TracyLitchfield profile image61
    TracyLitchfieldposted 4 years ago

    This is a great question! I love all wildlife. Everything has a purpose on this planet. I don't think i could choose anything because in all reality it wouldn't work anyways. If there were only two of everything then there would eventually be inbreeding and then mutations, and then everything would be messed up so i would vote for everything not going on the the arch.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Why would God put an animal on the Ark without a purpose?

      Would a human brain be grand enough to understand which animal has no purpose?

      1. paulburchett profile image78
        paulburchettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Just a fun discussion question, that's all. I mean no harm.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image23
          Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Don't worry, God won't get you for that... I think

          If God could read all these silly stories about the Ark, his laughing would ease all the pain of his grief of wiping out 99% of the animal on earth including dinosaurs.

          Gee wizz, God has such a grand sense of humor, he will do all again tomorrow Dec 21st 2012

          Why?  because he loves you

  35. paulburchett profile image78
    paulburchettposted 4 years ago

    Ladybugs? What are they good for except hanging around my ceiling.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Ladybugs don't eat fabric, plants, paper or any other household items. They like to eat APHIDS. Aphids are very small, but very destructive pest that feed on plants. (If you have rose bushes, you have probably seen aphids.) Ladybugs, while trying to hibernate in your house, live off of their own body fats.

  36. abbyw1989 profile image60
    abbyw1989posted 4 years ago

    I would have to say humans! Animals all do their own thing and I don't mind any of them. Certain humans I can do without haha ;-)

    1. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      For sure, the sky, water would be a much greater blue, The grass and trees would be a true green and so on, without humans

  37. paulburchett profile image78
    paulburchettposted 4 years ago

    Yeah, but the bad thing is we wouldn't be here writing on Hubpages. lol. Just a few bugs missing would be fine with me, but hey this thread is all in fun anyway right?

    1. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      selfish
      lol

  38. Patty Inglish, MS profile image90
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years ago

    Politicians
    Salespeople

    lol

  39. paulburchett profile image78
    paulburchettposted 4 years ago

    Maybe I should have asked the question, Which pair of humans do you wish had missed Noahs Ark. lol

    1. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Noah was 9 feet tall and lived to an age of 600 years old, hardly seems human.

      Why kill most of the dinosaurs who were the most successful  animals who ever lived on earth. I understand killing Politician, Salesman or people of Sodom and Gomorrah.
      I would have loved to have Dino as my pet.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image23
        Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        If we cancel humans, who will worship God?

    2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image90
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Ha ha, that can be a subcategory.

 
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