So-called 'zebra crossings' aren't just for zebras (actually they're not for zebras at all) but it's good to know that all creatures great and small deserve – and often get – their very own dedicated crossing signs. (animal road crossing sign image via Chris Fithall)   

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1) Cat Crossing

Cat Road Crossing Sign

Do cats really need crossing signs? We've been under the impression they had crosswalks all figured out and all. The sign above is in danger of being obscured by vigorous garden growth... TIL plants can't read. (animal road crossing sign image via Lynn Friedman)   


2) Snake Crossing

Snake Road Crossing Sign

“Watch out for snakes!” (who said that?), and also for the Evil Eye, according to this weirdly humorous crossing sign in South Africa's De Hoop Nature Reserve. Sorry REM, it seems not all sidewinders sleep at night. Some like to hit the road on their way to a... pub crawl. (animal road crossing sign image via Jan)      


3) Huge Bird Crossing

Big Gird Road Crossing Sign

If we're reading this warning sign correctly, either the birds in Taiwan are very, very big or the cars are very, very small. Either way, you'll want to step on it when driving near National Taiwan University or risk being stepped ON by a linear descendant of T Rex. (animal road crossing sign image via Yung-Luen Lan   


4) Dung Beetle Crossing

Dung Beetle Road Crossing Sign

What's worse than bugs splattering on your windshield? Bugs rolling balls of poop across the road, that's what. You can find these Beetle Crossing signs in South Africa's De Hoop Nature Reserve. If you prefer a Beatle Crossing without the poop balls, try the one outside EMI Studios in London. (animal road crossing sign image via Jan)       


5) Llama Crossing

llama crossing sign

You're not gonna Bolivia this but they have Llama Crossing signs in... you know where. Because, like, driving in the Andes isn't hazardous enough already without ill-tempered, spitting quadrupeds drifting into your lane. (animal road crossing sign image via Jay Galvin)                   


6) Camel Crossing

Camel Road Crossing Sign

You might walk a mile for a camel but these camels won't walk at all... if they want to win the Camel Race at the al-Dhafra Festival in Abu Dhabi, that is. Don't get in the camels' faces, by the way. Judging from the photo above, they're totally wired. (animal road crossing sign image via hewy)  


7) Tree Kangaroos Crossing

Tree Kangaroos Road Crossing Sign

So Australia has kangaroos that live in trees but cross roads at times? All-righty then! Also, there's no truth to rumors stating there's no such critter and the sign merely refers to run-of-the-mill ground kangaroos who tend to cross roads in groups of t'ree. (animal road crossing sign image via Tony Bowden)    


8) Iguana Crossing

Slow Iguana Road Crossing Sign

Great, so the slow iguanas in the Cayman Islands get their own crossing sign? What's next, a short bus? Makes sense though: without the sign, the only iguanas left would be the speedy ones. (animal road crossing sign image via ohhenry415      


9) Red Bears Crossing

speeding kills bears crossing sign

Does Putin know about this? Yosemite National Park's bruins aren't just smarter than the average bear, they would appear to be redder as well – and not with anger or envy, either. Must be all the borscht and vodak park visitors have been feeding them, and why isn't there a sign for that? Park staff should address that Boo-Boo before the next government shutdown. (animal road crossing sign image via Kai Schreiber)     


10) Squirrel Crossing

Squirrel Road Crossing Sign

Seems Namibia has their own version of the deceptively fearsome Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog, only it's a squirrel and... wait, you're laughing? Look at the cars! This crossing sign is well warranted, as hassling the furious furry beastie whilst it makes a leisurely road crossing could arouse a vicious streak said to be a mile wide. (animal road crossing sign image via Rob Oo  

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