After a movie with Mrs. Amateur, I hopped online to get the Day of the Dead companion. After doing so, I was more or less puttering around when I decided to see if I was close to completing any achievements. After a short search, I realized I needed just 6 pets for the Eastern Kingdoms Safari. Lava Beetle was easy enough, as I was surprised I didn’t already have it. With the Wharf Rat being available in Tol Barad that was also a piece of cake.
The Irradiated Cockroach became frustrating. I found more Fluxfire Feline than I could shake a stick at, and after battling or killing several I came upon a roach in the Toxic Airfield. And then there were three. Two in the Twilight Highlands conveniently enough. Unfortunately, I didn’t think things through and took Tumunzahar to do this. That meant neither would be a quick in and out for the notoriously awful trapper. Still, I persevered with success. I cared not that either was of poor quality (though I did later upgrade the Fiendling).
All that was left was a Snowshoe Hare from Alterac Valley. Honestly, if you go hunting for this then save yourself the time and go read Wipebringer’s post on wowhead. I followed it and it ended up being spot on. I was even lucky enough to have the one I found be a rare. All in all I would say it took me an hour and a half to finish off the list, but finish it I did.
I suspect that when the time comes, both Pandaria Safari and Kalimdor Safari will prove more difficulty. Then again, so long as “Minfernal” is on the list, Kalimdor won’t even be attempted.