Strange Animals

@Strange_Animals is a recommended twitter feed for fans of Boing Boing's Delightful Creatures tag.

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Mutant giant spider dog

Meet Chica the misunderstood dog spider.

Quadcopter vs. ram

The ram wins. After taking the quadcopter out of commission, the ram goes after its operator.

This honey will make you hallucinate

"Mad honey," or deli bal as it is call in Turkey, contains a neurotoxin from rhododendrons called grayanotoxin that can cause "low blood pressure and irregularities in the heartbeat that bring on nausea, numbness, blurred vision, fainting, potent hallucinations, seizures, and even death, in rare cases."

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Is moth wing pattern a sign from God or Satan?

puzzling-mothWhen Yvonne Esquilin of Georgetown, Texas found a moth in her house, she interpreted its wing pattern as a sign from God.

"At first it looked like Jesus and I still think it looks like Jesus," she told KXAN news.

After her family shared photos of the moth on social media networks, some people said the image resembles Satan.

“People also saw an image of the Devil which is kind of creepy but after staring at it for so long it almost looks like it,” said Esquilin.

Who is right???

(Via CN)

Adorable cluster of fungus gnat larvae crossing the sidewalk

Cute overload!

Bedbugs continue to wreak havoc in NYC subway system

Bedbug infestations are notoriously difficult to eradicate. Hotels are terrified of them because they will get reported on Yelp and Trip Advisor. Now bedbugs have taken to the subways of NYC. The lilliputian turnstile jumpers are biting conductors and shutting down trains. Officials have deployed bedbug-sniffing dogs to help out in their efforts to rid the subway system of the blood sucking insects. (Thanks, Carla!)

WATCH: 23 second horror movie

WATCH: Dog and parrot battle over yogurt container

And this is how wars start. (Via Arbroath)

Unused bed colonized by giant horrifying wasp-nest

Exterminator John Birkett found the bed in a house in Winchester, England, in a spare room that had not been entered for several months. The crocheted blanket was saved.

5,000 wasps found in St Cross bedroom [Andrew Napier/Hampshire Chronicle]

(Thanks, PD Smith!)

WATCH: Sneaky blackbird pecks people's heads

He seems to enjoy doing it!

(Via Arbroath)

Steampunk wings for a guinea pig

Skypirate Creations (Etsy) made these steampunk leather guinea pig wings as a showpiece; it's not for sale, which will disappoint your steampunk guinea pig. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Dog wants ball

Tries, gives up, cries. (via Arbroath)

This is how an armadillo plays with a toy

(via Happy Place)

Human photographer goes ape over monkey photo decision

macacaWikimedia says a photographer's request to pull a lucrative photo of a monkey from Wikipedia is bananas. The monkey in the photo picked up the photographer's camera and pressed the camera shutter button herself, so the photographer has no claim to the image.

[British nature photographer David Slater] now claims that the decision is jeopardising his income as anyone can take the image and publish it for free, without having to pay him a royalty. He complained To Wikimedia that he owned the copyright of the image, but a recent transparency report from the group, which details all the removal requests it has received, reveals that editors decided that Mr Slater has no claim on the image as the monkey itself took the picture.

Mr Slater now faces an estimated £10,000 legal bill to take the matter to court.

Wikipedia refuses to delete photo as 'monkey owns it'

Previously: Who holds the copyright to a picture taken by a monkey?