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 …