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.)

The Top 10 Animal Themed Candies, Sweets & Confections
Posted on May 29, 2019

Even vegans can enjoy these animal-themed goodies since they only SOUND like they're made from actual animals – or parts thereof.

Credit, Debit, Pet It: Put Your Pet's Pic On Your Bank Card
Posted on May 27, 2019

Many banks are allowing credit and debit card applicants to submit their own photos and images to be featured on their new cards.

Get Scent These Supermarket Style Packaged Salmon Cat Chew Toys
Posted on May 24, 2019

Your cat will clamor for these catnip-infused 'catch of the day' packaged salmon chew toys that never need cleaning, scaling or cooking.

Kitty Litter Cake Is The Dessert Your Dysfunctional Office Deserves
Posted on May 22, 2019

There's nothing like Kitty Litter Cake to passive-aggressively turn any office pot luck into a forum for expressing exactly how one feels about their job.

Police Dog Makes The Grade In High School Yearbook
Posted on May 20, 2019

Mya the Malinois gets top marks for being photogenic as she appears to smile for her yearbook photo at Bryant High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

New Jersey Recognizes Official State Microbe
Posted on May 17, 2019

A bacterium found in New Jersey dirt a century ago has been officially designated the Garden State's official microbe due to its crucial role in treating and curing tuberculosis.

Bug Off! The Top 10 Offbeat & Amusing Pest Control Signs
Posted on May 15, 2019

These offbeat and amusing pest control signs remind us that unlike terminators, exterminators CAN be bargained with, CAN be reasoned with, and absolutely will not stop, ever, until the pests have been purged.

Mind-boggling 3D Izzy The Cat Is Too Cute To Be Creepy
Posted on May 13, 2019

Izzy The Cat doubles down on his Instagram cred with an 'insanely realistic' 3D image whose limpid pool-like eyes appear to follow your mouse around the page.

Cheep Eats: 9 Nifty Backyard Bird Feeders
Posted on May 10, 2019

This collection of odd bird feeders proves birds don't care if their seed feeders display good taste, they just want bird feeders whose seeds taste good.

Asian Carp Processing Park Will Reduce Invasive Species, Increase Local Jobs
Posted on May 9, 2019

The International Fisheries Industrial Park in Wickliffe, Kentucky has opened with a splash, heralding a major new offensive in the ongoing battle against invasive Asian Carp.

Sad Shiba Inu Dog Body Pillow Is An Ideal Cur For Insomnia
Posted on May 7, 2019

The super-kawaii, super-soft Shiba Inu Dog Body Pillow accompanies you to dreamland when you're doge-gone tired.

Retiree Wins Big On Cat-Scattered Powerball Ticket
Posted on May 6, 2019

A grateful retiree is saying 'thanks a lotto' to her mischievous cat after a Powerball ticket swept under her bed by the frisky feline won her a cool fifty grand.

Chinese Fishermen Build Great Wall Of Fish
Posted on May 3, 2019

Chinese fishermen employing an ancient Mongol fishing technique have built an enormous 'Great Wall' of frozen fish to celebrate yet another excellent catch.

The Top 6 Humane Household Pest Removers At Amazon
Posted on May 2, 2019

These humane household pest removing devices gently evict unwanted creepy-crawlies without risking either the homeowner's sensibilities or the offending creature's well-being.

Super Mario Chain Chomp Travel Tags Put The Bite On Lost Luggage
Posted on May 1, 2019

Chain Chomp Travel Tags from the Nintendo Super Mario Travel Collection keep your suitcases lookin' cool while helping to ensure checked luggage stays on a tight leash.

Cast Bronze Cat & Mouse Door Knocker Deserves Preys
Posted on April 29, 2019

This gorgeous cat & mouse door knocker hand-cast in bronze by artist Derek Bernstein is, much like your own pet cat, almost too beautiful to keep outside.

Clip Joints : The Top 10 Freestylin' Pet Grooming Shop Signs
Posted on April 26, 2019

Pet grooming may not be rocket science but if that's the case, why do so many pet grooming shops have such rockin' signs?

Bamboo Wood Multi-Cat Feeder Stand Will Bowl You Over
Posted on April 24, 2019

Avoid traffic jams at the feeding station with this handcrafted bamboo wood cat feeder stand featuring two or three raised individual bowls.

Wolf Spiders Find Mustard Repellent, Have No Opinions On Ketchup
Posted on April 22, 2019

Researchers have found that wolf spiders don't want prey with good taste, they want prey that tastes good – and mustard is NOT their preferred condiment.

Leopard Print Toilet Paper Spotted In Your Bathroom
Posted on April 19, 2019

Exotic leopard print toilet paper lets you answer the call of the wild while answering the call of nature.

No Bunny Like You: The Top 10 Offbeat Easter Chocolate Animals
Posted on April 18, 2019

Easter chocolate bunnies and hens may be traditional holiday treats but did you know other animals have gone to the sweet side as well?

New Snoopy Variarts Figurine Celebrates Japan's Reiwa Era
Posted on April 16, 2019

A gorgeous new Snoopy figurine not only heralds the dawn of Japan's Reiwa Era, it's the first entry in a new line of Variarts figurines sure to be sought by serious collectors.

Shoebill Steamed Bun Figurines Are Watching You Masticate
Posted on April 15, 2019

A new series of imitation steamed buns molded in the form of creepy Shoebill birds will grace your mantelpiece, encourage you to diet, haunt your dreams.

Vatican Kitties: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Cat Lover
Posted on April 14, 2019

His Holiness Benedict XVI Pope Emeritus, formerly Pope Benedict XVI, was known for his love of cats though due to tradition he was not allowed to keep one at his apartment in Vatican City's Apostolic Palace.

Bacon Bankin': The Top 10 Weird & Unusual Piggy Banks
Posted on April 12, 2019

These offbeat piggy banks might help save some bucks but the thought of seeing them every day will make you break the bank before you go bonkers.