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.)

'Headless Chicken Monster' Is Neither Headless, A Chicken Or A Monster
Posted on October 23, 2018

The so-called 'Headless Chicken Monster' may be a viral sensation but this oddly-proportioned oceanic sea cucumber just wants to be left alone.

Rechargeable Hand-Pressure LED Piggy Flashlight Hogs The Spotlight
Posted on October 22, 2018

This cute pig-shaped manually rechargeable flashlight may look kinda weird but it sure comes in handy when nasty weather cuts off your power.

Rilakkuma Condoms Make Intimate Encounters A Little Less Grizzly
Posted on October 21, 2018

Rilakkuma Honey Condoms by Okamoto feature colorful box and wrapper art that's so cute, giftees might think they've been presented with a box of delicious sweet treats.

Cookie Monster Cat Featured In Bizarre U.S. Embassy Invitation Error
Posted on October 19, 2018

A bizarre invitation to a 'cat pajama jam' emailed by the United States' embassy in Canberra, Australia unfortunately turns out to have been a training error.

Magic Bear Bell Ensures Bruins Know You're Around
Posted on October 17, 2018

The Magic Bear Bell gives hikers a hands-free way to alert bears to their presence on the trail and reduces the chance of a surprise encounter.

Busty Squirrel At Tokyo Zoo Drives The Internet Nuts
Posted on October 16, 2018

An overly-endowed squirrel at Tokyo's Inokashira Park Zoo appears to hold its hooters 'hand bra' style while the internet collectively picks its jaw up off the floor.

Pet Bed Inside Mattress Keeps Sleeping Pets Comfortably Close
Posted on October 15, 2018

Yo dog (or cat), I heard you wanted to sleep in your human's bed so here's a pet bed inside a people bed so you can sleep with your peep!

Fish Head Coin Case Won't Swim Spoil Or Smell
Posted on October 13, 2018

This disturbingly realistic fish head case carries your coins, keys, earbuds and/or other small personal possessions while sporting a distinct design no one would EVER want to steal.

Russian Town Hires 'Cat Chief' To Manage 70 Local Strays
Posted on October 12, 2018

The Russian seaside town of Zelenogradsk, in an effort to show the world how much it cares for cats, has hired a “Cat Chief” to mind the city's stray kitties.

Halloween Cat Cloak For Vampire Kitties
Posted on October 10, 2018

This pet-friendly Dracula Cat Cloak will put a little bat in your cat this Halloween!

Mysterious Missing Michigan Donkey Saved By Social Media
Posted on October 9, 2018

A donkey spotted walking down a road in rural southeastern Michigan has been returned to its owner after police posted pics of the bewildered burro on Facebook.

New Tokyo Gas Mascot Is A Flatulent Bear
Posted on October 7, 2018

Tokyo Gas's new teddy bear mascot named Paccho has disturbingly detailed buttocks that emit blue flames.

Moth Drinks Tears From Sleeping Bird's Eye
Posted on October 2, 2018

If you're thirsty enough to suck the salty tears from a sleeping bird's eye, you just might be a very creepy moth from the Amazon rainforest.

Shirtless Shopper & Pet Raccoon Roam Through Walmart
Posted on September 30, 2018

This typical Walmart shopper forgot to wear a shirt to the store but his furry pet raccoon doesn't seem to mind.

Cat Café Teabags Feature Cute Kitties Taking Tea Baths
Posted on September 29, 2018

Cat lovers will crave this set of three Cat Café teabags filled with delicious and soothing Earl Grey tea.

Coiled Connecticut Copperhead Causes Hamden Homeowner To Recoil
Posted on September 27, 2018

A Copperhead snake was carefully returned to a Connecticut state park after a Hamden resident inadvertently deposited the venomous viper in his home trash bin.

Raccoon Slowly Scales Highrise, Quickly Returns To Earth
Posted on September 26, 2018

A raccoon with no gravity issues whatsoever climbed nine stories up the side of an Ocean City apartment building before bailing out, sans parachute.

Nyanbo Mobile Battery Cutely Charges Your Devices
Posted on September 25, 2018

The Nyanbo Power Plus from Cheero wraps the awesome power of a 6000 mAh mobile battery in the cute imagery of a 'Nyanbo!' cat character.

Mouse-Eating Snake Rescued From Mousetrap
Posted on September 24, 2018

A snake on the make in London's East End needed help from the RSPCA after the rodent-eating reptile was caught by a mousetrap.

Puppy Mop Makes Cleaning Up Feel Like Walking The Dog
Posted on September 21, 2018

Mopping the floor has gone to the dogs thanks to this cute and clever floor 'Mop Dog' designed to resemble a fluffy black, white or brown puppy.

Missing Monkey Turns Up At Swedish McDonald's
Posted on September 20, 2018

A rare and endangered Goeldi's Marmoset reported missing from the Universeum science center in Gothenburg, Sweden turned up safe and sound several hours later... at a local McDonald's restaurant.

Snoring Seal Sammy Snuffles Sonorously, Snoozing Serenely In Scottish Sea
Posted on September 18, 2018

A seal dubbed 'Sammy' was recorded as it softly snored, nostrils flaring, while it slept obliviously to marine traffic in busy Stornoway harbor.

Rare Brown & White Panda Shows Its Spots
Posted on September 17, 2018

A rare brown & white Qinling Panda took center stage recently at a panda rescue and research center in Xi'an, China.

Man & Kitten Rescued From Hurricane Florence Flooding
Posted on September 15, 2018

Going with the Flo: A man and his faithful kitten rescued by boat were both 'Survivors' after rising floodwaters from Hurricane Florence's storm surge surrounded their home in New Bern, NC.

Jaws Of Life Free Jaws Of Bear From Cream Can
Posted on September 13, 2018

A hungry black bear from Minnesota thought he had a large metal cream can licked but it seems the can had other ideas.