Friday, July 29, 2011

Red-eyed Tree Frog

This is Agalychnis callidryas, the Red-eyed Tree Frog. It is native to rainforests in Central America. "Red-eyed tree frogs are not poisonous and rely on camouflage to protect themselves. During the day, they remain motionless, cover their blue sides with their back legs, tuck their bright feet under their stomach, and shut their red eyes. Thus, they appear almost completely green, and well hidden among the foliage." Wikipedia.




His eyes are freaking huge! He must see something he really wants. Maybe he is eying a nice juicy fly. If I was walking in a rainforest and I saw those eyes staring at me, I would be a little creeped out.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Platypus

The Platypus. A very strange creature. In my opinion, it looks like a rat with deformed feet that has gotten its mouth stuck in a duck bill. The platypus is a very unique creature.



"The bizarre appearance of this egg-laying, venomous, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it...It is one of the few venomous mammals, the male platypus having a spur on the hind foot that delivers a venom capable of causing severe pain to humans. The unique features of the platypus make it an important subject in the study of evolutionary biology and a recognisable and iconic symbol of Australia"  Wikipedia

Monday, July 25, 2011

Tortoise With a Wheel

If this tortoise raced a hare, I think he would have an unfair advantage. What's next, a speed turbo? Poor little guy.




"Gamera, a 12-year-old, African spur-thighed tortoise, shows off his new front "leg" at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., on Friday, July 15, 2011. Gamera had to have his leg removed after an infection set in. To aid in the tortoise's recovery, doctors at WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital replaced Gamera's leg with a small swiveling ball-type caster attached to its shell with an epoxy adhesive."

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

White Kangaroo

My journey down under continues as I present a couple pictures of the white kangaroo. It kind of reminds me of a giant mouse.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Koala Relaxing.

This kola is just kicking-back. Yet, if it lets go of the trees it plummets to the Earth. Kicking-back is one of the things koalas do best, "the koala has a very low metabolic rate for a mammal and rests motionless for about 16 to 18 hours a day, sleeping most of that time". Wikipedia.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Super Fluffy Sheep!

This is Shrek the Sheep. He gained international fame in 2004 after he avoided being caught and shorn for six years. Merinos are normally shorn annually, but Shrek apparently hid in caves, avoiding muster.  His fleece contained enough wool to make suits for 20 men, weighing 27 kg (60 lb) — an average Merino fleece weighs around 4.5 kg (9.9 lb).  








Sunday, July 17, 2011

Monkey Steals a Dog!

What would motivate a monkey to steal a dog? If this monkey were to take a dog, what's to stop it from taking your wallet, kidnapping your children, or possibly stealing your identity?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ugly Chihuahua

I know there are millions of ugly Chihuahua pictures floating on the web, but here is another.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Hedgehog

Contrary to popular thought, hedgehogs are not blue. Nor do the posses the capabilities to run at sonic speed. "There are no hedgehogs native to Australia, and no living species native to the Americas" (Wikipedia).

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Armadillo!

Kickball anyone? 



The Nine-banded Armadillo serves science through its unusual reproductive system, in which four genetically identical quadruplets are born in each litter.Because they are always genetically identical, the group of four young provides a good subject for scientific, behavioral or medical tests that need consistent biological and genetic makeup in the test subjects.

Armadillos make common roadkill due to their habit of jumping to about fender height when startled (such as by an oncoming car). WIKIPEDIA

Friday, July 8, 2011

Pygmy Marmoset On A Banana!

This little bugger is so cute. But It kind of looks like this banana is making it a little too excited! According to wikipedia, the Pygmy Marmoset is the "smallest true monkey".

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Flying Squirrel!

If I saw one of these little things, I don't know if I would be scared or excited. Excited because they are cool, scared because I wouldn't want him jumping on me!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Funny Pets Post #1

This is a blog devoted to funny pets and animals. I encourage everyone to contribute funny pictures!