Pity the poor animal — rarely does anything good happen to him in the realm of urban legends. If he isn’t the object of some unfortunate mishap, he’s being treated cruelly, causing a calamity, being unceremoniously disposed of, or forming the main course of someone’s meal. And when the animal’s turn to be the star of the story comes, it’s usually because he’s attacked some unsuspecting human being. Since we like to provide our readers with all the creature comforts of home, we’ve given our friendly critters their due and included a fair share of tales that highlight the lighter side of the animal kingdom as well.




Bear Malice

Bear Malice
Animals that turn on humans.

In the Gnus

In the Gnus
Creatures in the news.

Beastly Mishaps

Beastly Mishaps
Things go wrong for our four-legged friends.

Incredible Edibles

Incredible Edibles
Beloved pets cooked to order.

Brute Farce

Brute Farce
If at all possible, involve a cow.

Lethal Lurkers

Lethal Lurkers
Creatures all around us that we don’t normally spare a thought to.

Callous Cruelty

Callous Cruelty
Good animals treated badly.

Noble Defenders

Noble Defenders
Critters that stand up for us.

Crusader Habit

Crusader Habit
Saving our four-legged friends.

Snakes Alive!

Snakes Alive!
That which slithers.

Dubious Disposals

Dubious Disposals
1001 uses for a dead cat.

Wild Inaccuracies

Wild Inaccuracies
Odd (and usually false) beliefs about animals.