Fabulous Possum Video: Ad Campaign or Satire?

Are these fabulous possum care instructional videos a viral ad scam? Or just a California wildlife rehabilitator with a sense of humor?

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Video: Dog Sings Blues, Accompanied by Harmonica

When Tom takes out his harmonica, Roger sings along.

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Fareham, UK: Coconut-Eating Squirrel Capital of the World

2010 Coconut Squirrels

A British squirrel watcher has discovered a way to get her backyard visitors to put coconuts on their heads like they are astronauts on an adventure. Jane Roberts in Fareham, Hampshire (near Portsmouth) first gave the gray squirrels coconuts to distract them from the bird seed. She hangs to coconuts from a closesline–much the way people in the midwest dangle ears of hard feed corn for squirrels (and their own entertainment).

The 2008 Coconut Squirrel

“I make a large hole in the coconut so that they can get into the flesh. The first time I saw them feeding I nearly died laughing, they looked just like a pair of spacemen,” she told Sky News.”Even now I can’t stop chuckling every time I see them.”

Apparently all the squirrels in this little town like their coconuts. A couple years ago the Daily Mail profiled a squirrel that would lift a coconut over his head to eat it in the yard of Vicky Walker, in Portchester, Fareham. I’ve never known a squirrel to eat coconut before. Then again, I hate coconut, so I’ve never tried to inflict it on them. Maybe I’ll see if my current patient, Mickey, who loves avocado, would like some.

¬†We have plenty of white squirrel capitals of the world. I’m adding Fareham to my map of places to see interesting squirrels. Fareham is now the Coconut-Eating Squirrel Capital of the World.

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Silly Stories in Animals This Week

Conan O’Brien finds a new way to fill time: kissing dolphins.

I didn’t steal any pigs, a Chinese farmer claims. Then he opens the gate and the eight stolen pigs trudge out and home 1 km. He confessed.

A decade-long survey of ocean wildlife is almost done and boy do we have some freaky fish.

You thought making a shadow puppet of a rabbit was hard? Tens of thousands of starlings do you one better.

This is not the first time this Australian weatherman has been pinched on the bum by a bird, says the anchorman.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc11g8d6IvA&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1]

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Which Animal is Having More Fun? The Horny Parrot or Spiteful Dolphin?

Is it the horny, endangered parrot, pointed out by Zoologix? (This flightless Kakapo name Sirocco was hand-raised and imprinted on people. So it’s only natural he wants to hook-up with people. Watch out, he’s looking for more friends on facebook)[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5Faae5MZzU&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1]Or the spiteful dolphins, who flick jellyfish out of the sea at every opportunity?[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOo4Sb_5AjE&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1]

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