r/NatureIsFuckingLit Nov 29 '22 Silver 2 Table Flip 1

🔥 Giraffes are Beautiful

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u/MrGhoul123 Nov 29 '22

Isn't this from the video where the Girrafe sticks its head in the car and the lady rolls the window up on its face and the giraffe breaks the glass trying to get away.

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u/iamnotralphwiggum Nov 29 '22

I hope the giraffe was OK. The woman go fuck straight off.

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u/MrGhoul123 Nov 29 '22

I remember reading the giraffe was fine, but I never followed the story beyond the thread.

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u/iamnotralphwiggum Nov 29 '22

I was going to add "don't reply if it wasn't" and forgot so I'm really glad you've told me that!

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u/RipleysNest Nov 29 '22

Giraffe was fine, his head got trapped between the glass and the car, he pulled back and the glass just shattered like butter. Giraffe just got spooked and ran off. The folks in the car next to them didn't even blink before yelling, "we need to get a keeper to check the giraffe now! " Like boss ass dudes didn't even care about his dumb ass friend :')

Giraffe was completely fine.

Oh and it's pretty clear in the video that when the giraffe pokes his head into the car it's the man driving the car that rolled up the window like an idiot. So yeah, she freaked out when she didn't need to but she didn't actually do anything wrong.

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u/CrabRepresentative27 Nov 29 '22

Does butter shatter?

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u/Beansilluminate Nov 29 '22

Sorry, got autocorrected. It was supposed to read:

shatter like meth

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u/Summoarpleaz Nov 29 '22

Is butter my hopes and dreams

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u/WayneKrane Nov 29 '22

If it’s frozen

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u/Quesadillasaur Nov 29 '22

After a CO2 bath maybe

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u/EnfermeraXimena Nov 29 '22

maybe if frozen lol

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u/kenyaguy1979 Nov 29 '22

It was probably South African butter. Butter indeed does shatter over there.

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u/ShinyPointy Nov 30 '22

Budder and shatter are two different things 🗿

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u/HardCoreLawn Nov 29 '22

Everything shatters if it's cold enough 🤷‍♂️

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u/McWeaksauce91 Nov 29 '22

Frozen butter does. Haven’t you seen a cartoon?

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u/MrGrapefruitDrink Nov 29 '22

shattered like butter

God I hate it when you stick your knife in some butter and it explodes all over the kitchen.

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u/Chuck_Walla Nov 29 '22

If I had a nickel-plated butterknife for every time...

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u/ayomeer_ Nov 29 '22

Seen videos of giraffes walking around with half a pride of lions hanging off them, unable to penetrate. Their hide is crazy thick.

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u/itsJussaMe Nov 30 '22

Even worse, I’d put good $ on it that the driver had a bag of treats in her lap. This looks like one of those North American “African” safari parks (wild animal safari comes to mind) where you drive around feeding water buffalo, all kinds of non-indigenous deer species, giraffes, warthogs, etc. the animals are trained to come to your car and since most visitors spring the extra $2.00 for a bag of compressed fiber treats these animals put their faces into the cars and lap them up. See how his nose is making its way right towards her lap? I’m guessing she has them resting there.

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u/YetiPie Nov 29 '22

If you watch the video you can see her hands are full (one hand with the phone, and the other is feeding the giraffe - which is why it’s head is in the car). You can see the man move his hand to the button right before the window rolls up

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u/scrotote97 Nov 29 '22

Yeah it was fine, tempered glass wouldn't cause any damage. Just spooked it for a second.

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u/jungles_fury Nov 29 '22

It can be enough to foul up their training and willingness to be handled. I spent a couple months re-training a head shy giraffe. It was impossible to medicate her (she had a weird calcium issue) for a while.

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u/Realistic-Weird-4259 Nov 29 '22

OMG, I want to know more! I never really thought about giraffe training before but yeah... how'd she become head shy?

I used to show, breed, raise, and train horses and I know how difficult it can be to retrain a head shy horse, and they're domesticated! The breed I worked with were Arabians, known to be extra specially affectionate towards humans.
(And I HATE it when people are rough with a horse's head, it's not necessary.)

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u/jungles_fury Nov 29 '22

The zoo has a feeding deck where people can interact. And while it is always supervised some idiot still managed to grab her by her horns and scared her. Not being domesticated they are less forgiving so it takes a lot of time to earn back their trust. They also lack motivation lol. I went back to the basics of target training and lots of bananas as treats.

It's funny how much people complain about high drive dogs and how "difficult" it is to train them when they are so willing, it's just a matter of staying one step ahead of your dog. You try and work with a giraffe who could care less about anything but standing in the sun grazing.

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u/Realistic-Weird-4259 Nov 29 '22

You're describing exactly the issues I envision when trying to work with a wild animal. WOW!!

I'm so sorry people are such idiots though. Poor giraffe.

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u/ladyofthelathe Nov 29 '22

how difficult it can be to retrain a head shy horse

I have a half-mustang... his former people, we assume, apparently would twist his ear to 'twitch' him. A looottttt.

When I got him I couldn't even get a headstall on him - his head would go straight up and he'd get the crazy eyes, pop up on his front end.

I was told he was 9 when I got him - he was 14. He's 20 now, and still does. not. like. his. ears touched by anyone... except me. It's taken 6 years to get him to trust that I won't snatch his ears and twist them or pull them, and sometimes he still reacts out of 14 years of conditioning by someone else.

I have to rub his forehead and work my way around to his ears, ever so slowly to handle them if I need to. He doesn't spaz about a headstall at all now - but only when it's me.

Bless him. That he was older than I thought and should be so set in his ways, but chose to learn to trust me is remarkable.

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u/Realistic-Weird-4259 Nov 30 '22

Bless YOU, for having the patience and caring.

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u/ladyofthelathe Nov 30 '22

Thank you kindly. He was my first horse and I got a Maserati when I needed a Golf Cart. Once I realized how... twisted up and terrified he was, but also was conditioned to GO GO GO NOW... and never had a set of brakes put on him (He was a former rodeo relay racing horse), I knew I was in over my head and he was going to get me seriously hurt.

After trying a string of other horses, who had even worse issues (Hard headed, just plain stupid AND hard headed, or sneaky buckers because they thought they got to decide when we're done and it's time to go back to camp), I realized there wasn't a mean or hard headed bone in my first horse's body. He was just emotional and someone had shattered his trust and faith in people.

He still does a big piece of stupid from time to time, but he's taught me so much about picking out the knots and earning their trust - which takes a lot of patience and a lot of stoicism.

He's my bestest camping and trail buddy now and he'll do for me what he won't do for anyone else, and that suits us both just fine.

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u/Realistic-Weird-4259 Nov 30 '22

Camping with my horses was something I'd always wanted to do. Now I have severe osteoarthritis and probably can't even get on the poor thing, let alone do anything else with them.

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u/ladyofthelathe Nov 30 '22

If you have any trail rider groups in your area, you might try to connect with them - the two groups I'm a member of (OETRA and Caddo Grasslands) have a lot of members who can no longer ride for various reasons, but go to the bigger camping/riding events/meetings and just camp and enjoy one another's company. Sometimes someone will come out with a carriage team or a mule team and take people for rides.

You get the fellowship with horsemen of all ages, get to visit with their horses, and there's always tons of food to go around.

FWIW - I know a lot of riders who thought they were done, but then tried a Fjord pony or found a small built gaited mule and they are back in the saddle.

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u/mizasparkles Nov 29 '22

You’re living my childhood dream, training giraffes.

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u/LDcostict Nov 29 '22

I’m sure she did that night * hits high hat and bells*

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u/RPG_Fanatic7 Nov 30 '22

Giraffes fight eachother all the time using 2000 pounds of force, and stab eachother with their ossicones, rolling up a window on this thing wouldn't do shit, the fact that the window broke like nothing proves that, and is also hilarious.

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u/shylock2k202 Nov 29 '22

It sure is

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u/SunnyWomble Nov 29 '22

Yup, my first thought way: Ahh someone took a still from the "lady feeding / panic video"

my second thought was: Damn... Im on Reddit too much...

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u/souji5okita Nov 30 '22

Glad this is the top comment so people won’t think giraffes will just bash their head into anything.

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u/Tasty-Calendar-7167 Nov 30 '22

Never seen that video, would appreciate a link if anyone got it

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u/Moist_Visual_4252 Nov 30 '22

No this is Part 2 of the video where the giraffe comes back for revenge and goes around to the drivers side, busts the window out and bites the dudes bitch ass face off.

Then the giraffe took a dump on the hood, eyeballs, teeth, nose all came out.

The doctors were able to somewhat reconstruct the dudes face using the feces.

I think there might be a part 3 somewhere

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u/TheDeftEft Nov 29 '22

Toys R Us used to have some real in your face advertising.

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u/indefatigable_ Nov 29 '22

“Did someone ask for motherfucking Geoffrey?”

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u/itsJussaMe Nov 29 '22

This is a “humans are fucking stupid” post.

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u/Suitable_Media5518 Nov 29 '22

I’d like to see the video

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u/itsJussaMe Nov 29 '22

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u/ex_ter_min_ate_ Nov 29 '22

Ooh it closed right on it’s eye! Dumbasses!!

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u/d6262190 Nov 30 '22

What a bitch.

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u/R3TR0_SP3C73R Nov 29 '22

“YOU GOT GAMES ON YOUR PHONE?”

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u/wiebeck Nov 29 '22

Excuse me sir, do you have a moment to talk about our lord and saviour Jesus Christ?

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u/wdwerker Nov 29 '22

I always reply “ Certainly if you will join me in prayers to Beelzebub first “ !

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u/Iudex_Invictus Nov 29 '22

It saw a peanut under the seat.

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u/HackneyMarsh Nov 29 '22

I was once running through the zoo in the town I grew up in, and at the time they had a very simple giraffe enclosure, basically it was a fence for a horse. So as you can guess, patrons could just walk right up to the giraffes really easily and feed them. So anyways, I am running through to find my grandma so I could show her this cool animal. This giraffe saw me thinking I was running to give it food and stuck his head down real quick and whomped me in the head! It was actually pretty funny, I also did not get hurt. But not long after that they built a safer enclosure for both animals and patrons and the giraffes aren’t as easy to get to anymore.

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u/EatNotRaccoons Nov 29 '22

Poor animal

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u/N00BAL0T Nov 29 '22

It's fine if a little spooked the humans though they were complete morons.

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u/WayneKrane Nov 29 '22

Right, what could go wrong rolling a window up on a 4000 pound animal.

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u/OnlyFansBlue Nov 29 '22

She's fine. Another comment on the post confirms that she was not injured, just a little shocked.

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u/TheSimulacra Nov 29 '22

That could still be enough to traumatize her, I wouldn't assume she's totally fine based on that.

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u/Several_Show937 Nov 29 '22

"We've been trying to contact you.."

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u/humatyourmom Nov 29 '22

…about your expired Xbox Live membership

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u/tromnation Nov 29 '22

Oh my god they were right! r/owlhouse

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u/TheLynxMan1 Nov 29 '22

"Y`all got any FUCKIN leaves???"

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u/LDcostict Nov 29 '22

The chick in the video tried to roll the fuckin window when the giraffe had his head in the car… stupid

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u/Dorocche Nov 29 '22

It was her husband, fwiw

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u/LDcostict Nov 29 '22

Oh, well he’s lame

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u/taurhine Nov 29 '22

Poor animal, I hope nothing bad happened to it after shattering the window :(

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u/Frl_Bartchello Nov 29 '22

"I'm here to talk to you about your car's extended warr..."

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u/humatyourmom Nov 29 '22

closes window

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u/cogburn Nov 29 '22

Giraffes: Nature's most efficient predator.

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u/jackal5lay3r Nov 29 '22

Giraffes are basically just a flexible cricket bat with legs they do something called necking which will absolutely fuck up any person

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u/The-dude-in-the-bush Nov 29 '22

Healthy Harold here to give you some diet tips. In all seriousness though the lady can F off for trying to shut the window crushing the Giraffe. Could've driven off and that would do the job

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u/Beginning-Repeat-326 Nov 29 '22

Oh, poor giraffe!

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u/Sea_Cucumber_4136 Nov 29 '22

Giraffasaurus rex

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u/sincinati Nov 29 '22

Bag of Cheetos in the front seat?

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u/Alpha_The_Wolf534 Nov 29 '22

POV: you just watched the kid in the car next to you shake the cup of feed too much without feeding the giraffe and he got sick of the kid’s shit.

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u/moyismoy Nov 29 '22

yo man, fuck your window.

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u/Representative-Dirt2 Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

Giraffes are not good. Everybody thinks they are sweet and harmless. On the contrary they are extremely dangerous and should be given a wide berth. Im a bit biased bc one killed a friend of mine.

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u/Dynomite64 Nov 29 '22

Sorry for asking in case it's true, but how?

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u/Heterocephallus Nov 29 '22

Giraffe mothers are known to be able to kill even lions who attack their babys, by kicking them to death

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u/Representative-Dirt2 Nov 29 '22

He was filming a supposedly tame animal and it attacked him by swinging its head into him. His eye was on the viewfinder and he didnt see it coming.

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u/Clairesette Nov 29 '22

Was there food in the car, or do giraffes randomly try kiss people?

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u/BisonBravey Nov 29 '22

Nah, the window was open, the giraffe want in for the food, and the person panicked and rolled up the window. Unsurprisingly for everyone but the giraffe, it smashed. This is a still from a video that did the rounds.

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u/T-Rex_Woodhaven Nov 29 '22

This is part of why they are banned in The Boiling Isles.

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u/Burnin8or70 Nov 29 '22

Stupid people? Or giraffes?

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u/sheontopofher Nov 29 '22

Long neck bich the reason we need to hide our belongings i guess…

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u/dieinafirenazi Nov 29 '22

Stupid long horse.

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u/Polar-3322 Nov 29 '22

What a majestic specimen

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u/Ill_Refrigerator_894 Nov 29 '22

Oooooooo a bag of crisps!

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

Life imitates art

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u/Healthy-Watercress-1 Nov 29 '22

As it eats the driver alive

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u/TropicalApe Nov 29 '22

Just another animatronic malfunctioning. Almost looks like a real giraffe! But that would be absurd.

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u/muskie4242 Nov 29 '22

When you visit the drive by zoo, never NEVER leave the windows half down.

Always put them all the way up or all the way down.

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u/FunkoLand Nov 29 '22

im not sure when this picture will come in handy but i will have it on deck just in case

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u/djukson1 Nov 29 '22

Giraffes are heartless creatures.

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u/TheSublimeNeuroG Nov 29 '22

Anyone got any fuckn leaves?!

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u/Kingly707 Nov 29 '22

I SAID GIVE ME THE FUCKIN FOOD!!!

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u/TheLethalProtector Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

Yes, they're peaceful creatures.

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u/Kangarou Nov 29 '22

Heard you was talking shit…

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u/imhere8888 Nov 29 '22

Reservoir dogs scene

"Get out of the car... Get the f*** outta the car!!! crash

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u/Roman_Viking Nov 29 '22

"We've been trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty."

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

Why this image lmao

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u/xXbrosoxXx Nov 29 '22

The still photo is def better than the video

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u/montgomery2016 Nov 29 '22

GTA 6 leaked gameplay

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u/martinaee Nov 29 '22

🦒 When you run outta lettuce 🥬

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u/AveBalaBrava Nov 29 '22

battering raffe

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u/DiceMadeOfCheese Nov 29 '22

Hey it's the Kool Aid Giraffe

OH YEAH

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

Aawwww look a giraf….SmASH 🤪🤪🤪

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u/eMPereb Nov 29 '22

Arrggghhhh! I’m hungry god damnit!

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u/candornotsmoke Nov 29 '22

They fucking deserved worse after trying to close the window in the giraffe's face.

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u/mrsmushroom Nov 29 '22

He has snak!

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u/Dzen_Achived Nov 29 '22

Yep, thats me...how did i get in such situation? Well, lets see from the start (sry i forgor how it was in the meme so i recreated, also im not the one who made the picture)

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u/cris34c Nov 29 '22

“I’m here about your car’s extended warranty.”

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u/Sidjanl Nov 29 '22

Thats wild lol

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u/Alexassix Nov 29 '22

"Hi stranger"

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u/ehoaandthebeast Nov 29 '22

poor giraffe i hope it didnt get any glass in its eyes or face. hope the morons in the car got a reality check closing a window on the head of a species insanely more gigantic and muscular than they are

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u/dudesBangMyMom Nov 29 '22

I would be shanking that motherfucker in the eye with whatever pointy object I could grab. Probably an ice scraper.

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

“I TOLD YOU TO GET THE EXTENDED WARRANTY MUTHAFUCKA!”

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u/DisasterArtist3 Nov 29 '22

Giraffe making sure the driver turns into a vegetable before he eats him, that's dedication

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u/JazzlikeSpare9 Nov 29 '22

much more beautiful in a shattered glass window.

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u/dogtitts Nov 30 '22

Does this hurt the giraffe?

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u/pariah13 Nov 30 '22

And nearly extinct.

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u/sixstringgun1 Nov 30 '22

Give me my CHILDREN Jenny!!

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u/viresbot Nov 30 '22

Continued: “unless it’s a secret boss battle” :)

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u/Faded105 Nov 30 '22

I wish they were real

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u/DredgenGryss Nov 30 '22

I would like to inform you of your car's extended warranty.

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u/Key-Suit8815 Nov 30 '22

Never underestimate the destructive power of a giraffe

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u/viktorsken Nov 30 '22

What a majestic creature

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u/Putircustos Nov 30 '22

When I finally fucking get you!

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u/BuckeyeBeast80 Nov 30 '22

Someone ban OP for posting stupid shit

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u/No-Particular2941 Nov 30 '22

looks like a nightmare

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u/Thari-97 Nov 30 '22

This is Kaku! Everyone beware of this headbutting warrior. If you know, you know.

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u/OHMSQUID Nov 30 '22

This is the image I have set for my student email account from when I was in undergrad. Shit cracks me up.

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u/Forthe49ers Nov 30 '22

I’m never going to a drive through zoo

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u/www_dot_no Nov 30 '22

Poor giraffe

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u/MarvoHelios Nov 30 '22

this giraffe when people pass by: EXCUSE ME! DO YOU HAVE TIME TO TALK ABOUT OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, TURDUCKEN!?!

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u/jskajxh Nov 30 '22

"do you have any games on your phone?"

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u/humbuckaroo Nov 30 '22

The window breaks when the window is closed and the animal tries to pull out of the car. The giraffe was okay.

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u/TravellingWithEV Nov 30 '22

I wonder if there’s carrots in the car 🥕