Dead Monkey in a ‘Bullet-Proof’ Vest and Drug Cartels’ Other Weird Animals

Which four things do drug kingpins from Latin American cartels love the most? Drugs, of course, but also money, guns, and exotic animals. You might be surprised by that last item but if you’ve paid any attention to narcos, you shouldn’t be. After all, the U.S. has recognized Pablo Escobar’s cocaine hippos as people. But …

Octopus Mothers Mutilate and Cannibalize Themselves — And We Now Know Why

Does your mother dearest have a habit of reminding you how difficult parenthood is? Tell her what it’s like for an octopus mother and she just might stop. We’ve written quite a lot about strange and unusual reproductive habits animals engage in. But even in this crowd, the octopus takes things to a whole another …

Washington City Ordered to Pay $125,000 Settlement to Cat Accused of Killing Dozens of Pets

Meet Miska. She’s a tabby cat living in Bellevue, Washington. Miska also has been embroiled in lawsuits for the past eight years. That’s because she’s a homicidal sociopath — allegedly. Since 2014, Miska has been slapped with various court orders for — allegedly — committing cruel and horrendous atrocities on her neighborhood’s other animals. According …

Psychotic Turkey Holds the Nation’s Capital in Grip of Terror

The most inconspicuous animals can get surprisingly violent. Turkeys, for example, can be real terrors. A couple of years ago, there was a turkey called Gerald that brutalized a park in Oakland, CA, for months. But now have another gobbler that’s giving Gerald a run for his money. For months now, residents in Washington, D.C, …

Dog Farting Awareness Day — What You Need to Know About Your Pet’s Toots

Every dog owner has gagged when their pooch releases a small biological weapon attack in the living room. And today, on April 8, we celebrate that fact. You may or may not have known this, but April 8 is the Dog Farting Awareness day. On this most illustrious of dates, we gather in solemn contemplation …