CREATURE FEATURES - Animal & Pet News, Clues and Views

Creature Features features creatures and more... as time goes by we'll look at news, reflect on views, and generally muse about animals, pets and their owners, and who's to say which is which? 

When Joseph Merrick (the "Elephant Man") stridently shouted "I am not an animal! I am a human being!", did he inadvertantly infuriate our furry friends? When David Byrne of Talking Heads sang "Animals think they're pretty smart," was he also inferring that "Animals think! They're pretty smart!"?

Questions for the ages to be sure, but our longstanding and ongoing fascination with pets and animals of all sorts remains remarkable regardless of rhymes or reasons. We hope you enjoy these posts for their own sake and for the sake of the subjects. (image via Gilbert Shelton, © Rip Off Press, Inc.)

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Love Cuddling Wombats? Have Tasmanian Tourism Officials Got A Job For You!

“Must love wombats” is one of several requirements tourism officials in Tasmania, Australia deem essential to the “job” of Wombat Cuddler. If you think you've got what it takes to soothe this not-so-savage beast, then get the devil to Tasmania, stat!

Is Coby The World's Most Beautiful Cat?

Coby, a snow-white British Shorthair cat with breathtaking blue eyes, could indeed be the world's most beautiful cat... almost half a million Instagram followers can't be wrong.

Remember Hubcat, The Crash Test Kitty?

Hubcat (along with Bumper, the crash test dog) landed on toy store shelves back in 1991 but vanished just two years later after parents expressed concerns the toys were glorifying motor vehicle crashes.

Cat Tree Climbing Tower Is A Post With The Most!

Is your cat climbing the walls, curtains etc out of boredom? The Cat Tree Climbing Tower combines an exercise pole, a scratching post and a bed(room) with a view.

Suit-Wearing Horse Is Dressed To Impress

A horse sporting a custom-made Harris Tweed three-piece suit (with matching tweed cap) impressed thousands of fashionable horse-racing fans at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival.

Sofa, So Good: Red Fox Caught Napping On Red Couch

Since the UK banned the traditional “sport” of fox-hunting back in 2004, the canny canine carnivores seem to appreciate not being hounded anymore. Then there's this red fox from urban London for whom life's not just good, it's sofa king good!

Rare & Ugly Assfish Goes On Display

The hideously ugly and bizarrely-named Bony-Eared Assfish lives in deep ocean waters where the sun don't shine.

Cool Cat Chills Out By Climbing Into Claw Catcher Machine

When a chilly kitty from Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia noticed what appeared to be a bunch of fellow critters cuddled together inside a big glass case, she decided to climb in there with them. Imagine her surprise when she found she was a prize!

Muddy Mutts Dog Pants Are Trousers For Your Bowser

Who wears the pants in your family? It just might be your dog! Muddy Mutts dog pants are fashionable four-legged gaiters that keep even the friskiest Fido or Fifi free from filth.

Snow Manx: The Top 10 Snowman Cats!

Keep your tired old frosty snowmen, frisky snow cats are what's trending today! These 10 frozen faux felines help make winter warmer while confusing the heck outta actual cats.


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