Browse enough message boards, or open enough e-mails, and odds are you’ve seen a few animated GIF images — tiny video clips full of endlessly-repeating hilarity, their sources long forgotten. Below, a few favorites (about 2MB each):
Posts tagged as: Unusual Animals
Actually, make that this just out, because the Hogle Zoo in Utah introduced a new baby elephant, born to first-time mom Christie on August 10. The calf, a girl, went on public display over the weekend.
THIS JUST JUST IN (10:08PM PT) courtesy of Holly B.:
1) Dye roots. Other day, human shrieked, called me “skunk”. Hour later, skunk shrieked, called me “Cher”. Humiliating! Was not sure where to aim quill.
2) File/polish nails. Something less Goth for fall. Maybe “Paint My Moji-Toes Red”. It’s kind of gecko, but think I can pull off.
3) Trim whiskers. Starting to resemble that guy from “MythBusters”. Enough said.
4) Stop stress eating. Twice-baked-scalloped-potatoes are for carb-junkies in Jug Bands, only.
5) Find eyelashes. Am legitimately concerned. *plink-plink*
Sigh. Those hedgehogs don’t know how good they have it.
Alert us of any mysterious hedgehog disappearances, Tim C.
Lucky the box turtle has had a rough time of it. He recently endured an attack by a crazy raccoon who gnawed off his two front legs. Fortunately, the medical miracle known as double-sided tape and furniture sliders made Lucky slowly mobile once again.
Unfortunately, now Lucky bears a strange resemblance to this guy:
Thanks for the submission, Brooke B. I guess his owner will never need to hire movers again.
A Day Without Cats? Can this be?
We must stop this catastrophe!
Search everywhere, from up to down,
And don’t give up until they’re found!
We’ll catacomb the countryside
To find out where our kitties hide.
Until we thwart this plan demonic
We’ll search until we’re catatonic!
We love to hug and chase them so,
Please, Internet, don’t erase them! No!
Oh, heed our plaintive caterwaul,
Or life will be no fun at all.
Photos: Burrowing Owl by Barloventomagico. Now I can see better by annkelliott, Meerkat Mischief by MorningThief581. Peek-a-Boo! by Somesay. Tin Head by Dragonfly_dreamer72 and Peek-a-Boo! by Gilles Gonthier.
The Bronx Zoo recently welcomed a trio of baby mongooseses… er, mongoosi. Here, mama mongoose monitors her mongoslings. (Hm, that didn’t sound right… mongrels, maybe? Nah, really no…)
At least, prolly not that often.
“Fennec fox gets a good scrubbin’ then leaves in a huff” was sent in by Alice W.
Yee-up, I’m a big-time fireman, and this here’s my big-time fire boat. Forty thousand gallons per minute of pure firefighting muscle, baby, right here. Bring it.
So… got any fires you need put out? Maybe a fleet we can welcome with our cannon? ‘Cause me and my crew are totally ready… all right, just me, but still…
Sent by Marshall B., who swears he just found the little feller sitting like that.