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.)

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.

Conch Shell Soft Water Bottle Cover Blows Away Your Thirst
Posted on September 12, 2018

This soft fabric conch shell cover keeps your water bottle cool, dry and in no way makes it look like you're tooting your own horn.

Trunk-less Baby Elephant May Not Survive
Posted on September 11, 2018

A baby elephant without a trunk has been spotted in South Africa's Kruger National Park and conservationists fear for its long-term survival.

Amazing All-Black Chickens Crow Like A Boss
Posted on September 10, 2018

Ayam Cemani chickens are the blackest birds you've ever seen, putting run-of-the mill crows and ravens to shame.

Walmart Marmoset Says 'Eat Mor Bananaz'
Posted on September 7, 2018

It appears a peeved-looking pet marmoset shopping with its owner at Walmart doesn't like the photographer snapping its primate parts.

Cat-Shaped Umbrella Stand Doesn't Want To Keep Your Brollies Organized
Posted on September 6, 2018

This cat-shaped umbrella stand can store up to three brollies, though its pained and pensive face might put you off from using it for its intended purpose.

Homey Goat Raises Flap By Coming & Going Through The Dog Door
Posted on September 5, 2018

A well-mannered pet goat from Australia has learned that cat flaps and dog doors aren't just for cats and dogs anymore.

Bear In Colorado Springs Sprung From Storm Drain
Posted on September 4, 2018

A 250-pound bear trapped in a storm drain got an new lease on life when wildlife officers extricated the burly bruin in a humane, hands-off showdown.

Fishmonger Busted For Putting Googly Eyes On Old Fish
Posted on September 3, 2018

A seafood shop in Kuwait took fresh fish fakery to an eye-popping level by gluing plastic googly eyes onto its catch of the (previous) day.

Mysterious 'Big Cat' Snapped Skulking Through Northeastern PA Backyards
Posted on August 31, 2018

An unidentified 'big cat' – possibly a mountain lion or an overgrown bobcat – was caught on tape as it prowled along suburban backyards in Lackawanna County, PA.

Kitty Print Kimono Is The Cat's Meow
Posted on August 31, 2018

You can kimono our house anytime while wearing this 100% cotton yukata resplendent in cool seafoam aqua emblazoned with playful ginger cats leaping through the late autumn grass.

Leapin' Lizards! San Juan Iguana Photobombs Vacationer
Posted on August 30, 2018

President Trump said we did a fantastic job in Puerto Rico but he's got nuthin' on an anonymous iguana whose perfectly timed leap was a thing of photobombing beauty.

'Pizza Squirrel' Shamelessly Snacks On Squandered Slice Poolside
Posted on August 29, 2018

A squirrel with a serious case of the munchies was caught chowing down on a trashed slice of pizza at a California hotel pool.