CREATURE FEATURES - Animal & Pet News, Clues and Views

Creature FeaturesCreature 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.)

Fake Frog Dissection Kits Approved By Students, PETA, Frogs
Posted on January 2, 2020

High school bio class just got a lot less gross thanks to the advent of simulated frog dissection kits that look like the real thing but smell WAY better.

Wild Open Spaces: The Top 10 Pet & Animal Parking Signs
Posted on January 1, 2020

If their barking won't drive you nuts, their parking sure will... at least, that's what all these signs are telling us.

Sleeping Hamsters Tissue Paper Box Cover Is Something To Sneeze At
Posted on December 27, 2019

Sneeze the day with this tear-ifyingly cute tissue paper box cover that features a quintet of snuggling hamsters.

Cat Head Bread Leaves You Warm & Toasty
Posted on December 26, 2019

Neko Neko Shokupan sliced bread is not only shaped like an adorable kitten's head, plenty of milk in the recipe makes it sweet, light and fluffy... just like your cat!

Plush Elephant Mouse Wants To Know Your Shrew Size
Posted on December 24, 2019

The elephant mouse plush animal toy would make a great Year of the Rat gift, even more so if there actually was such a thing as an elephant mouse.

Dragon Ball Z Pet Cosplay Suits Have Right & Left Bare Arms
Posted on December 22, 2019

This bizarrely cute Dragon Ball Z cosplay suit for pets helps your bemused furry friend channel their inner Goku with the help of two pale pink arms.

Wheeled Life: The Top 10 Pet & Animal Spare Tire Covers
Posted on December 20, 2019

Eagle eyes in the back of your head won't help you see clearly down life's road but an animal's face on a spare wheel cover is the pet peeve of many a following driver.

Wayward Flamingo Rescued After Landing In Siberia
Posted on December 19, 2019

A very confused flamingo who was rescued after landing in northeastern Siberia may have been misdirected by a powerful storm.

Designer Cat Perch Keeps Kittens Off Your Keyboard
Posted on December 18, 2019

The Gatto Pertica designer perch provides cats with a gently curved and sumptuously padded resting place close to – but not on top of – your home or office work station.

Why Did The Alligator Cross The Road... In Montreal??
Posted on December 17, 2019

An alligator ambling across a busy street in Montreal might be a sure sign of global warming but the true story behind this chilly croc's walk is much more prosaic.

Dog's Brexit: The Top 10 Protesting Pets Of Brexit
Posted on December 16, 2019

Brexit – the UK's exit from the EU – seems inevitable after Boris Johnson's landslide election victory but these protesting pets and animals refuse to be muzzled.

Salmon Two-Way Travel Pillow Lets You Sleep With the Fishes
Posted on December 13, 2019

This inflatable neck support pillow features a salmon-shaped carrying bag that doubles as a pillow cover for all your other cushioning needs.

Yawner Roll: The Top 10 Animal Yawns
Posted on December 12, 2019

Off we go, into the wild blue yawners where creatures great and small give up their gapes before turning in... to sleepier versions of themselves.

Simpsons Themed Dog Harness Will Cost You DOH
Posted on December 11, 2019

Colorful graphics of Homer or Bart from The Simpsons highlight this officially licensed mesh dog harness from trendy pet products brand Zee.Dog.

Indonesian Program Gives Kids Chicks To Reduce Smartphone Clicks
Posted on December 8, 2019

An innovative 'Chicks Not Clicks' program seeks to reduce smartphone addiction by assigning needy baby chickens to gadget-obsessed school children.

Flashing LED Dog Collar Keeps Pets Safe On Dark Nights
Posted on December 6, 2019

This awesome flashing dog collar employs cool-running LED lights and a lightweight integral battery that recharges via an included USB cable.       

Farmers Fend Off Thieving Monkeys With Tiger-Striped Dogs
Posted on December 4, 2019

Fed-up farmers in India are painting tiger stripes on their guard dogs to frighten off gangs of monkeys who've been raiding their fields.

Clip-On Pet Santa Hat Hides Insanity Claws
Posted on December 3, 2019

This sweet Santa hat for pets conceals a scary secret: a spring-loaded clip that holds the cap in place via pointy plastic teeth.

Painted Polar Bear Says 'No Tanks' After Cruel Prank
Posted on December 2, 2019

A misguided prank by someone who painted 'T-34' on the side of an adult polar bear may have doomed the now-highly-visible arctic predator.

Big Black Cat Face Tote Bag Is A Real Looker
Posted on November 30, 2019

This bodacious big black cat face tote bag takes face time to the next level while keeping your tote-ables totally free from prying eyes.

Princess Cat Bed Is A Luxurious Lavender Lounge
Posted on November 29, 2019

The Princess Cat Bed combines sumptuous plush softness with a plethora of tassels to support your precious purring pet in the style she demands.

Rush In For The 2020 Vladimir Putin 'Animal Friends' Calendar
Posted on November 28, 2019

The official Vladimir Putin 2020 calendars are out and Vlad fans can say 'da' to this VP calendar featuring the Russian leader interacting with pets, animals and wildlife.

Hover Cat Smartphone Charms Will Help You Get A Round
Posted on November 26, 2019

Round round get a round, you get a round with these cute hover cat smartphone charms for beach boys, girls and grownups.

Collie Me A Cab: 10 Pre-PAW-sterous Pet Taxis
Posted on November 25, 2019

While the cool cats are ride-sharing with Uber and Lyft, plain old Pet Taxis are busy shuttling our fur-bearing friends hither and yon... but how do they pay the fares?

Stray Dog Parleys Awesome Eyebrows Into Internet Stardom
Posted on November 24, 2019

A Siberian stray dog dubbed 'Frida' due to her incredibly prominent contrasting eyebrows has found a forever home along with online fame.