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So I was thinking about some possible outcomes and scenarios, and I stumbled across the notion of Zombie Animals. Wouldn't it be cool if like dogs, wolves or whatever animal also got infected? What do you guys/gals think? It would make for some nice zombie kills.
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On talking dead last night it was brought up and he said no zombie animals would be in the show.
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We talked about that on page two here: http://www.roamersan...-poop-spoilers/
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Like the zombie doberman pinchers in Resident Evil! That would be cool.
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Like the zombie doberman pinchers in Resident Evil! That would be cool.


If we supplanted that into a more realistic zombie approach, like Walking Dead, then it would also mean the end of humanity all together.
Voracious, unceasing wild animals who have a hunger for human flesh would turn the whole world into dinner.
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If we supplanted that into a more realistic zombie approach, like Walking Dead, then it would also mean the end of humanity all together.
Voracious, unceasing wild animals who have a hunger for human flesh would turn the whole world into dinner.



If they were zombie animals, wouldn't they eat their own kind? Like dogs eating dogs and cats eating cats?
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If anyone is interested there's a book called Empire which deals with EVERYTHING going zombie. Dogs, cats, rats, you name it. Plus the Grim Reaper shows up and he ain't happy about any of it.

http://www.amazon.co...y/dp/1934861022
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If they were zombie animals, wouldn't they eat their own kind? Like dogs eating dogs and cats eating cats?


Maybe... but in TWD, we have human zombies eating anything that moves. So, if we assume that animal zombies exist, they'll also eat anything that moves.... including us.
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Maybe... but in TWD, we have human zombies eating anything that moves. So, if we assume that animal zombies exist, they'll also eat anything that moves.... including us.



Thats what went on in the book. Animal zombies eating other animals as well as humans. Just imagine the chaos.
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Then if animals can turn into zombie, this would open up the way to all life forms succumbing to zombieism, which would mean that amoeba and bacteria would turn to zombies then it would be impossible to survive.
But would be cool if dogs could only get the virus alongside man, which would explain how so many people were infected at the start of the plague.

"Hey fido's sick mom", bark snarl bite! double that a million times, rather than "hey grandpa's acting weird" oh its ok timmy just keep out of his way he's been dead for a week. or some such,,,,you get the drift...
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There are many viruses and diseases which only humans can contract, and animals are completely unaffected or immune due to different physiology. This could be the case with the z virus, maybe only the human brain is infected. The human brain is much more complex than that of animals. That being said, is it possible primates could be affected by the z virus, being more physiologically related to humans than any other animal?
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I was wondering, does the supposed Z-virus infect people only, or can it take animals too?

We know from the walkers in the barn that they'll go for anything that moves and is living (chickens), so if for example a walker bites a dog but the dog escapes, does the dog just die for good... or does it turn?

I haven't read the comics yet, so if there's something about it in there, please feel free to tell me... :)
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No, it doesn't.

Because if it did then everyone would be fucked. Imagine trying to get away from zombie birds? Humanity would last about a week if that was the case.
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No, it doesn't.

Because if it did then everyone would be fucked. Imagine trying to get away from zombie birds? Humanity would last about a week if that was the case.


I was thinkin about that... good god with those zombie birds, I'd hate to go out that way (via pigeon)! ;)
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You are missing the bigger picture. Silly humans. If dogs can catch heart worms from a mosquito then whats to keep us from catching a zombie virus from the like. Malaria, don't get me started.
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You are missing the bigger picture. Silly humans. If dogs can catch heart worms from a mosquito then whats to keep us from catching a zombie virus from the like. Malaria, don't get me started.


Thinking about it, that's one of the reasons I asked the question. I think in the opening credits you see a crow pecking at the flesh of a corpse, and that got me thinking that surely if animals such as dogs or birds get hungry after a while, they might just eat whatever. So say they happen to eat contaminated corpses, surely they'd have the same reaction to it?


If this is the case, including infected animals such as canines, felines, birds, and horses, the world would be much more dangerous. But I am yet to see any animals (other than horses), either alive or undead in the show...
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Thinking about it, that's one of the reasons I asked the question. I think in the opening credits you see a crow pecking at the flesh of a corpse, and that got me thinking that surely if animals such as dogs or birds get hungry after a while, they might just eat whatever. So say they happen to eat contaminated corpses, surely they'd have the same reaction to it?


If this is the case, including infected animals such as canines, felines, birds, and horses, the world would be much more dangerous. But I am yet to see any animals (other than horses), either alive or undead in the show...


I always thought there was a little something more to that scene of the crows pecking at their food. It always seemed a little out of place to me that they focused on that. Idk if it was some kind of foreshadowing or what.
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Geez, imagine what Daryl would do to a zombie squirrel. . . :P
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Everyone is food for something.
Now, I just need to find something that eats zombies.

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Geez, imagine what Daryl would do to a zombie squirrel. . . :P


Aww poor lil squirrels! He'd have a bunch of fun in my yard. They're everywhere.
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No, it doesn't.

Because if it did then everyone would be fucked. Imagine trying to get away from zombie birds? Humanity would last about a week if that was the case.



I was thinkin about that... good god with those zombie birds, I'd hate to go out that way (via pigeon)! ;)

Hitchcock would have a field day with it!!
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I've often wondered where all the critters are in this show. Besides the usual crows we see and horses Rick, Hershel and the group ride, there's not much else. A few ravenous chihuaha's(sp?) here and there, and some loose dogs in the city during season 1, but that's it.

Where's Milo and Otis and Fido and Lassie. Man's best friend? And puss in boots for him to snack on?
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The show's Z's typically follow Max Brook's The Zombie Survival Guide in the following: the virus only attacks humans, killing them but animating them from the reptilian part of the brain, making them want to eat everything in site, thus biting a victim and continuing the virus. The virus makes the tissue so toxic that normal predators like wolves, lions, bears, wild dogs,extra., don't want anything to do with them, however, they (the predator) is now on the menu. Dogs, cats, horses are scarce since they've been on the lunch menu. Now, it seems that for the show, they relaxed that rule a bit to allow for carrion eaters, like crows, to chomp up, but the virus is human only.
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Brooks says in his zombie survival guide that the virus is toxic to other species. Meaning they would die if bitten and they would not re-animate into zombies. thats what i go by
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I did notice the birds in the titles at the beginning after reading this thread.

Perhaps they r carriers of the virus.

That could account for breakout in numerous areas almost simultaneously.
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