Poll: Stumpy Cuttlefish ACTION At The MBA!

Lookit this little goofball, floating casually through the water at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Let’s go Polling, shall we? Cute? Or….NOT Cute. THAT ’tis the qwesh. (Note- I’m voting Cute. His first name is “Stumpy,” after all. -B.)


Do NOT Shove Him In The Toaster!

il_570xN.585061866_aymuNormally, we go with Cute Animuhls here- that IS the way we roll, ya know. But once in awhile, we’ll veer off towards something usually from Japan that’s just so adorbs we can’t pass it up. Like this, er, TOAST! (More of Mr. and Mrs. Bread on ETSY, from Cuteporter Aerin R.

Tiny Blob Monsters In Elizabeth’s Backyard!!!!

They’re COMING FOR US!

The TINY BLOB MONSTERS!

Elizabeth M-G’s already come face to, er, face with these mysterious visitors from far, far, away. “I was moving some plants around on my porch yesterday when I noticed these weird blobby things on a small leaf. Cute tiny blob monsters?? After a little online searching, these “creatures” turned out to be the eggs of a Leaf-footed Bug, probably the species [Say like Cliff Clavin: Ed.] Acanthocephala Terminalis, which I see around my Connecticut yard pretty frequently. Weird and cute!”

[Weird AND Cute? You're at the right website. -Ed.]

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“The second photo shows the eggs from a different angle, where you can actually just make out the baby bugs folded up inside. Again… weird, and cute?? I think so…maybe.”

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Friday Haiku: Bat Fox

This is not a bat
Though the ears are similar
It is Jiffy Pop

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From Jessica A.

AA Batteries Not Required

This…is a Piglet Squid.

Now, this Jolly Little Blorp is rarely seen, or so says The Telegraph, so get a good look while ya can. And get this: “This squid species has light producing organs to help it navigate the depths.”

(So they’re their own flashlight!!)

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From KB.

HUGE Puppeh Welcomes His Hoomin Home

Wait.

That’s not a puppeh.

From Wendy M.

Well, It Has To Be A Squnk

(Squirrel + Skunk = Squnk. Isn’t that the right spelling? Who knows, we’re makin’ this stuff up as we go.)

Ever seen anyone like thees? This little girl/guy was spotted in San Jose CA., and she’s/he’s called a “Piebald” sqwerl. Ah, let’s trot out The Big W for that one.

A Piebald or Pied Animal is one that has a spotting pattern of large unpigmented, usually white, areas of hair, feathers, or scales and normally pigmented patches, generally black. The colour of the animal’s skin underneath its coat is also pigmented under the dark patches and unpigmented under the white patches. Animals with this pattern may include horses, dogs, birds, cats, pigs, and cattle, as well as snakes such as the ball python. [+ SQUIRRELS. -Ed.]

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Photos by the San Francisco Globe.

Nosevember Nozzle-Nose

Ever seen a Nose quite like this? Unless you’re pals with a Long-eared Elephant Shrew (AKA “Elephantulus Rufescens,”) you prolly haven’t.

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From Petsfoto.com.

They’re Here To Take Us Away

Don’t resist, just come quietly. It will be better for everyone concerned.

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From 123inspiration.com.

THIS JUST IN: What Is THIS?

[I've never seen one of these before. And these little "mewing" noises? Must investigate. I can haz kitteh?]

Retired Military Working Dog Chef H067 sees a kitten for the first time. From Doris V.N.

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