Praying Dog

6 06 2008

Conan (left), a two-year-old male Chihuahua joins his hands in prayer beside Buddhist priest Joei Yoshikuni at Jigenin temple in Naha, Okinawa prefecture. The Chihuahua is growing popular as a prayer dog at the Buddhist temple in Okinawa, southernmost island prefecture of Japan.

Credits: Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images



Spot The Spider?

4 06 2008

Talk about camouflage! This is one amazing/clever evolutionary result hehe.


Evil Bunny!

3 06 2008

Fear The Evil Bunny! (What is he plotting?)


Pet Sweat

3 06 2008

I’m not sure what they were trying to say with this product name/label however, “Pet Sweat” isn’t exactly very appealing, unless this thing is for Pets. On another note, doesn’t it look extremely similar to “Pocari Sweat”?



2 06 2008

Strange Creatures/Animals

2 06 2008

Here are some interesting and strange creatures. While some look like they came out of a  science fiction/horror movie, these creatures can all be found on our planet.

Star-Nosed Mole

The Star-nosed Mole lives in wet lowland areas and eats small invertebrates, aquatic insects, worms and mollusks. It is a good swimmer and can forage along the bottoms of streams and ponds. Like other moles, this animal digs shallow surface tunnels for foraging; often, these tunnels exit underwater. It is active day and night and remains active in winter, when it has been observed tunneling through the snow and swimming in ice-covered streams. Little is known about the social behavior of the species, but it is suspected that it is colonial.

Pelochelys Cantorii

The Cantor’s giant soft-shelled turtle (Pelochelys cantorii) is a species of fresh water turtle. The turtle has a broad head and small eyes close to the tip of its snout. The carapace is smooth and olive colored. Juveniles may have dark-spotted carapaces and heads, with yellow around the carapace. Cantor’s giant soft-shelled turtles can grow up to 6 feet (about 2 meters) in length and weigh more than 100 pounds (about 50 kilograms).

Long-Eared Jerboa

The Long-eared Jerboa, is a nocturnal mouse-like rodent with a long tail, long hind legs for jumping, and exceptionally large ears. It is distinct enough that authorities consider it to be the only member of both its genus, Euchoreutes, and subfamily, Euchoreutinae. Oh and yes, quite cute 🙂


The blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) is a fish that inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of Australia and Tasmania. Due to the inaccessibility of its habitat, it is rarely seen by humans.

Dumbo Octopus

The octopi of the genus Grimpoteuthis, also known as “Dumbo octopi” for the ear-like fins protruding from the top of their head-like bodies, resembling the ears of Walt Disney’s flying elephant. They are benthic creatures, living at extreme depths: 300-400 meters, and are some of the rarest of the Octopoda species. They can flush the transparent layer of their skin at will, and are pelagic animals, as with all other cirrate octopi, and unlike many other incirrate octopi.