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.

Did Raccoons Break into a California Building (Again)? It wouldn't be the first time the wily, masked bandits botched a "break-in."
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Do Dogs Watch You Go to the Bathroom To Protect You? Humans and dogs have evolved alongside one another for thousands of years.
    Unproven
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Is This ‘Transparent’ Frog Real? The amphibian's translucent skin has earned it the name "glass frog."
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Do Kiwi Birds Lay Ridiculously Large Eggs? According to the Audubon Society, it's akin to a human giving birth to a fully...
    True
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Did a Falcon Land Right in Front of a Camera Atop the Ambassador Bridge? The bird perched picture-perfect in the camera's frame.
    True
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Are Reindeer the Only Mammals That Can See Ultraviolet Light? When it comes to reindeer, our imaginations tend to easily take flight.
    False
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Was a Small Owl Found in the 2020 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree? The owl reportedly had a rough ride but is doing well.
    True
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Were Canadians Warned Not to Let Moose Lick Their Cars? Moose should also avoiding licking vans, trucks, or people.
    True
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RUMOR ALERT: A California Woman’s Dog Voted in the 2020 Presidential Election? Posting a video to social media does not make its content authentic.
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Was a Rare ‘Zonkey’ Born in Kenya? The hybrid reportedly was born after a zebra wandered into a community and lived with...
    True
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Did an Elephant Seal Crawl Through a Chilean Town? Why did the elephant seal cross the road? Because the Chilean Navy wanted him to...
    True
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Will Biden’s Dog Major Be the First Rescue Dog in the White House? After four years without a White House pet, many were curious about the president-elect’s canine...
    Mixture
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