Seems like animals are behind the wheel here, there and everywhere... and you thought it was just millennials texting.
You might think Bill Murray has a thing for groundhogs considering he's co-starred with one of the mangy marmots in two films: 1980's Caddyshack and 1993's Groundhog Day. Our choice scene from the latter flick features ornery weatherman Phil Connors (Murray) and kidnapped groundhog Punxsutawney Phil trying not to drive angry as they sped away from pursuers – right over a cliff and into a quarry. Both Phil (the weatherman) and Phil (the groundhog) were back the next morning, of course. (driving animal image via The Ravell'd Sleave)
It's Your Turn
Well over a century since the first rubber hit the road, drivers still haven't figured out the Turn Signal. Either it's left on for miles with no turn attempted or a turn is made completely unannounced. It's enough to make a good driver – which we all are – howl with frustration. (driving animal image via Funny Animal Photo)
Has it really been almost thirty years since Toonces the Driving Cat first lit up the small screen on Saturday Night Live? The talented tabby (how does he reach the pedals??) appeared in no less than 15 sketches between 1989 and 1993. Of course, cats can't really drive... but we want to believe! (driving animal image via Slate)
It's said that Australia's wildlife is as deadly as can be, and that's BEFORE they get behind the wheel of a ute – yes, we did say “ute”, your honor. This furry critter is the exception to the ruke, however, being that he (or she) is fully koalafied. Bonus: the marsupial pouch comes in handy for storing a driver's license, ownership papers, and a bunch of eucalyptus leaves for outback snacks. (driving animal image via Janaburson's Blog)
Which Way to the Lab?
Welcome to Scotland, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, all the children are above average, and at least one dog appears to drive a car. Not just any car, mind you, that vehicle is a Reliant Kitten. Psst, don't tell the dog. (driving animal image via PressReader/Scottish Daily Mail)
This photo of a peeved puss has been captioned many different ways but the “Mom's Taxi” version seems to work best. Having been a rowdy back seat passenger back in the day, we can say we know that look... and still fear it. (driving animal image via Imgur/BecauseIwasInverted)
Who was that masked... man? Wow, raccoons can get into anything it seems, and now they've learned how to jump-start cars. Better watch out for Smokey there, Bandit, and ask the Snowman to save us a beer. (driving animal image via Rakun Adabi)
You've heard of Rocky the Flying Squirrel? Well here's his country cousin Bubba the Driving Squirrel. Bubba might ask to borrow your car sometime but don't do it – the floors will be covered in peanut shells and the seats will reek of acorn farts. (driving animal image via ilol.co)
It's a snek attekk... where's mongoose when you need him? Seriously, we've seen snakeskin-wrapped steering wheels before but they usually didn't include the entire reptile. Y'know why smart snakes only drive in the rain? They won't arouse suspicion because ALL the cars hiss. (driving animal image via Know Your Meme)
Most images speak for themselves. This one, on the other hand, needs a block of explanatory text beneath. Don't blame the image or the photographer, blame the viewers... did anyone, upon first viewing this photo, notice the dog in the background seemingly driving a car? Beep-beep my a- er, horn. (driving animal image via Modern Vespa)