Curious Creatures of the Amazon!

Noted for its deadly lunging attacks, the South American Carpet Eel can retract its entire head into its protective outer skin, then dart out to catch its prey.




  1. I found myself wiggling my finger in front of the screen to lure her out. Cutest Carpet Eel ever!

  2. I like the wink @0:10.

    Furry animals are deceptive. They are really smaller than they appear. >.>

  3. I overlooked the word “carpet.” The preview of the video took a few seconds to load and I didn’t see the fave frame yet, so I’m like, oooooh, I don’t know if I want to see this scary thing. Then I saw the kitteh, and again, my eyes immediately went to the byline. Of course, NTMTOM.

  4. She looks JUST like Puss in Boots doing his sweet kitty thing.

  5. How can anyone not love cats (er, carpet eels)?! I just don’t get it.

  6. My fave frame is about :26 where all you can see is eyes 😀

  7. Clairdelune says:

    Warning: be alert, the Carpet Eel hypnotizes you with his unearthly large, menacing eyeballs, then the Claw of Steel wreaks havoc on all persons and carpets that dare stand in its way. Unless you have some tasty treats handy. 😀

  8. 4leafclover says:

    Tubular! 😉

  9. whatthelump says:

    Ehehe, his/her ears finally pop out, and kitty turns out to be a Scottish fold! I feel a wee bit trolled.

  10. purrito

  11. what a lucky owner!

  12. I second that, hyunra 😀

  13. I need this cat! Now.

  14. soooo cute!