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.)

Cat Tail Mosquito Coil Stands Make Skeeters Scatter
Posted on June 18, 2019

These cute cat-shaped mosquito coil holders don't have tails, just holes for inserting arcs of smoldering incense-style pyrethrum mosquito-repellent coils.

Medi Teddy Puts A Friendly Face On IV Drip Bags
Posted on June 17, 2019

Medi Teddy is a cute cover for IV drip bags designed by a child who hoped her design would relieve the fear she and many other kids experience when undergoing intravenous procedures.

Cactus Cat Scratching Post Really Nails It
Posted on June 14, 2019

The Cactus Cat Scratching Post is a claws for celebration for cats who delight in shredding furniture and wallpaper.

Deep Sea Dragonfish Stalk Prey With Stealth Teeth
Posted on June 13, 2019

Dragonfish rule the ocean deeps by virtue of huge, dagger-like teeth rendered nearly invisible by a coating of stealth-inducing nanocrystals.

Chic Caviar Cat Collars Complete Kitty's Couture
Posted on June 11, 2019

Caviar Cat Collars will have even the most pretentious kitty up to its neck in caviar-grained leather luxury.

Sour Pusses: The Internet's Top 10 Grumpiest Cats
Posted on June 10, 2019

Grumpy Cat wasn't the only grumpy, grouchy or disgruntled-looking cat out there, as this selection of 10 seriously scowling sour pusses shows.

Cat Face Shoulder Bag Puts Purrs In Your Purse
Posted on June 7, 2019

This metallic embroidered cat face shoulder bag allows you to show off your love of kitties when stepping out in the big city.

Supersized Sand Rat Stands Against Climate Change
Posted on June 6, 2019

A superb supersized sand sculpture on the South Bank of the Thames is a shout out to politicians who insist on ignoring repeated warnings of climate change.

Jumbo Creature Cat Beds Challenge Living Room Lions
Posted on June 5, 2019

These hollow wood & synthetic leather rhinos, elephants and triceratops offer cats cozy beds at night and majestic resting platforms during the day.

Ancient Chinese 'Turtle Town' Is A Tortoise-Shaped Fortress
Posted on June 4, 2019

The turtle-shaped walled Chinese city of Yongtai is just a shell of its former self after standing guard against foreign invaders for 400 years.

Rilakkuma Instax Camera Is Cuter Than You Can Bear
Posted on June 3, 2019

The new Rilakkuma-themed Instax camera from Fujifilm proves there's still life in the standalone camera sector.

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.