Two weeks ago, we asked you what your favoritest animals in the world were. Then, last week we asked you to up the ante and get weirder. You responded in turn with a veritable cornucopia of odd critters some of which we had never heard of! (Just kidding of course we’d heard of them, we’re like freaking bizarre animal encyclopedias.)
Anyway, without further ado, your responses (in video, whenever possible):
Drhoz! wants to cuddle with a tardigrade, aka a ‘water bear.’ Who doesn’t?
Unfortunately, Drhoz! also claims to…
… be open to “shacking up” with a goose barnacle if it buys dinner first
and goes on to say that after a few drinks a box jellyfish’s life-threatening poison is a “total turn on”
and once at a “vulnerable moment” got jiggy with a phorid fly
TMI Drhoz! T…M…I.
Ryan woves his wittle polypterus endlicheri
and saved a wittle snuggle-wuggling for Neoceratodus forsteri
milkshake apparently still does not understand the rules and nominated another fictional creature, the yeti
HP: “Blah, blah, blah, Jaguarundis, blah, blah, blah…” (here’s a happy one!)
jk, HP, we love your enthusiasm
Jenbug + babirusa = sitting in a tree
G Felis is like a conundrum wrapped in a question wrapped in an illusion. Does G eat turkey, mayonaise, and whitebread sandwiches with the crust cut off while looking at pictures of woodchucks?
Or does he date super models, race Ferraris and speak 14 languages, including vampire squid?
Or is G actually a woman? We may never know…
Greg Morrow likes this video of giant isopods or Bathynomus giganteus. We can’t blame him; The footage is amazing.
auswoman’s daughter is in first grade and loves okapis. Is her last name “Bleiman” per chance?
Dave Briggs may just be a serial killer. His submission was “kittens.”
Meg wanted to reiterate that saiga’s have weird “nose tubes.” How true, Meg. How true.
And also pointed out, appropriately so, the existence of the elusive yellow-footed rock wallaby.
Bob’s favorite animal is President Bush seen here after a press conference in the Rose Garden…
G’s least favorite animal is Bob seen here, “at a different period” in his life.
Jenbug thought that Bob thought that she was dissing the U.S. so she brought up American icon, Ranger Rick. Too bad Ranger Rick came to the U.S. on a student visa and never left! Bob doesn’t like that one bit!
If Rick hadn’t have been Teddy Roosevelt’s gardener, he would have never gained citizenship.
Ash represents the mean streets of MD with the freakish coconut crab
Jenbug also wanted us to know that she had an uncle…Bet he looked like this!
Susannah likes long walks on the beach, pina coladas and hooded nudibranches (Melibe leonina)
Oh yeah, hermit crabs also…
Finally, Kristen lives in a dark world filled with betrayal and sadness, a world where the slender-horned gazelle rarely makes the headlines
We want more? What other weird creatures do you love? Bet you can’t stump us!