Critter Country

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.

Shop, Grocery Store, Supermarket
Did a Komodo Dragon Get Stuck in a Convenience Store? Here be dragons?
    Mostly True
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Soil, Axe, Tool
Are These ‘Monster Fish’ Exchanging an Eel Meal? This bizarre video appears to feature two dead fish.
    Miscaptioned
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Snake, Reptile, Animal
Did a Python Pop Out of a Toilet to Bite a Man’s Bum? These instances aren't as rare as one might think.
    Unproven
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April the Giraffe dies
Did April the Giraffe Die? April rose to viral fame after her pregnancy and birth were livestreamed in 2017.
    True
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Bird, Animal, Owl
Is the ‘Bumble Bee Owl’ Real? There was plenty of buzz about this photo on social media.
    Miscaptioned
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Bird, Animal, Dove
Are Sherbet-Colored Pigeons Real? Who knew pigeons came in so many colors besides gray?
    True
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seresto pet collar Popular flea linked to almost 1700 1698 pet deaths EPA has issued no warning
Did Seresto Flea Collars Cause 1,698 Dog and Cat Deaths? Readers asked about Seresto flea collars following an investigation by USA Today and the Midwest...
    Unproven
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Anaconda, Reptile, Animal
Does Video Show a 10-Meter-Long Anaconda? The anaconda is one of the largest snakes in the world.
    False
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Ice Cream, Food, Dessert
Does a Photo Show a Parasite That Replaced a Fish’s Tongue? And you thought that canker sore was bad.
    True
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Person, Human, Bird
Was a Mysterious Orange Bird Just a Gull Covered in Spice? Orange you glad they found him?
    True
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Poster, Advertisement, Flyer
Is This a Video of a Cockroach Strumming a Guitar? The viral video has been on the internet for over a year, but it is...
    True
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Rodent, Animal, Mammal
Did Scientists Discover Why Wombat Poop Is Square? The cubed-shaped turds have fascinated wildlife ecologists for decades.
    True
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