Yes you read that headline right – there are some fish that have evolved to eat birds! If you don’t believe us watch the video below. In the town of Albi in the south west region of France, catfish have taught themselves to catch pigeons that come down to the River Tarn to drink and […]
Insects are some of the strangest animals that exist on our planet and this caterpillar has a particularly odd way of scaring off other animals that might want to eat it – it wears a hat made off its old moulted heads. The caterpillar of the moth Uraba lugens, which is found in Australia and New […]
Strangeness is all around, you just need to know where to look… This is a coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the retracting foot of a bdelloid rotifer (class Bdelloidea). Rotifers (phylum Rotifera) are microscopic aquatic animals that are related to roundworms. It is not really smiling it’s just the way its skin folds.
This is one of the weirdest videos The Freaky has ever seen. The video shot in Northern Australia shows ten cane toads riding on the back of a three and half metre long python snake. The bizarre video was shot by Paul Mock at his home in the remote Western Australian town of Kununurra. In December […]
A chicken in Thailand lived for over 10 days after its head was chopped off. And in the process became an unlikely celebrity. The headless chicken was found in the Ratchaburi Province in central Thailand by Supakadee Arun Thong, a local vet. She had no idea how it had lost its head although she suspected it had […]
Albion turtles are incredibly rare but they are also incredibly beautiful. This one is an albino wood turtle. Only around one in 10,000 animals are born albino, and albion turtles are even rarer with only probably one in many hundreds of thousands of eggs that are laid.
You don’t have to watch science fiction to find freaky creatures, there are plenty of them right here on planet Earth. Take this slime mold for example. Despite not having ears, eyes or even a brain this slime is capable of learning, solving puzzles and even making decisions. The slime’s technical name is Physarum polycephalum, but its […]
Scientists on a deep-sea expedition have discovered a fish that has no face. Well not exactly discovered, more rediscovered, as the fish had previously been discovered over a 100 years ago but was a presumed to be extinct. The strange fish has no eyes or nose just a mouth, that isn’t where fish mouths normally are […]
Our planet has some pretty freaky creatures and this is one of the freakiest. This pink wiggly thing is a marine ribbon worm and, as the name suggests, they are normally found in the sea, not on land. It’s hard to know where this clip was filmed but investigations suggest that the worm belongs to […]
Dressing up Sphynx cats in latex and fetish S&M clothes, and giving them tattoos is the latest fad of pet owners. Most of these featured Sphynx cat photos involve fake tattoos, the kind that are applied with water and light pressure. But in Russia the fad is to permanently tattoo the cats. Sphynx cats, […]
This lizard is one of Earth’s freakiest creatures – it has the ability to squirt blood out of its eyes. Its not much fun being a horned lizard as everyone wants to eat you – from flesh eating mice to birds, snakes and coyotes. The desert dwelling animal has developed spiny spiky skin to ward […]
Sometimes animals mate with members of another species – here are 5 of the strangest animal hybrids. ZEBROID When a zebra and any type of horse “get it on” their offspring is known as a “zebroid”. Zebroids tend to have the physiology of their non-zebra parent, with zebra stripes covering parts of their body. Zebroids are […]
With weird bulbous protrusions on its‘forehead’ and ‘chin’ this fish has a remarkable resemblance to the Elephant Man. The Asian sheepshead wrasse (Semicossyphus reticulatus) is unlikely to win any George Clooney look-a-like contests but this inhabitant of the shallow waters around China, Japan and the Korea might win one contest – the world’s ugliest fish.
Japanese dog lovers are taking extreme pet grooming to new heights by transforming their pets into cubes. In a weird new trend they are shaving their dogs into perfectly symmetrical squares – which has been dubbed by dog lovers as the “Minecraft” look.
The Atlantic hagfish is quite possibly the world’s weirdest and most disgusting fish because of the huge amounts of mucus it produces. Watch this video to see what we mean. Its body is covered with special glands that emit a sticky slime. A single hagfish can produce enough slime at one time to fill a […]
This is one of the strangest looking animals we have ever seen. This is a deformed pig recently born in China. The poor piglet has a severe craniofacial deformity resulting in a misshapen eyes and snout and what looks like a penis growing on its forehead. The piglet was one of 18 piglets and […]
The Alien creatures found at the bottom of the ocean. These freaky looking creatures known as scale worms live at the bottom of our deepest seas. More than a kilomtere underwater it’s a strange alien world where the sun’s rays never shine. Polychaetes, to give them their scientific name, measure 2-3 cm in […]
Mike the Headless Chicken is one of the freakiest animals that has ever lived. Mike was a Wyandotte chicken who survived for 18 months after his head had been mostly cut off by farmer Lloyd Olsen as he was slaughtering him for dinner. Olsen missed the jugular vein, leaving one ear and most of the […]
Biologists have found Donald Trump’s spectacular hairpiece living in the Amazon jungle. This amazing creature is a flannel moth caterpillar and its resemblance to the property mogul Trump’s toupee is stunning. Like Trump, it is best approached with caution – it has a prickly hairs which when touched can release a dangerous poison. More […]
Meet the dogs that have been transformed into wild animals as part of a craze known as “creative grooming.” This bizarre trend started with professional groomer Jerry Schinberg of Des Plaines, Ill. Schinberg held the first-ever “regular” dog grooming competition in 1973, and is credited with introducing the art of creative grooming in 1980. “I […]
This goat with seven legs was born in China in 2010. The owner of the goat, Mrs Song, from Jiaoliuhe township, Taonan, Jilin Province in China said it was a traumatic birth. “It was very difficult for the goat to deliver the kid, so I used my hand to pull out. It scared me!” the owner said. […]
This bizarre bearded dragon lizard called Pancho and Lefty not only has two heads but it also has a split personality as one head is vegetarian and the other is a meat eater. “Pancho eats the crickets and Lefty is vegetarian. He only eats greens,” says owner Todd Ray. Todd Ray doesn’t just won one […]
Purple crabs have been discovered in the Phillipines. The crabs purple colour is to attract mates, according to the zoologist who discovered them. “It is known that crabs can discriminate colours,” says study author Dr. Hendrik Freitag of the Senckenberg Natural History Collections in Dresden “Therefore, it seems likely that the coloration has a signal function for […]
Animals born with more than one head have a condition called polycephaly (literally “many heads”) and polycephalic animals only come in two kinds; bicephalic (having two heads) or tricephalic (having three heads). Animals with more than three heads have not been found in the real world. There are some photos of a five headed snake […]
A fisherman has discovered what appears to be a shark with a single eye in the centre of its face. The albino ‘cyclops’ fetus was cut from the belly of a pregnant bull shark caught in the Gulf of California this summer. The one-eyed shark has achieved cult status since Pisces Fleet Sportfishing published pictures […]
YODA’S short tufts of hair, protruding tongue, and long, seemingly hairless legs were enough to earn it the World’s Ugliest Dog title at a Northern California fair. The 14-year-old Chinese crested and Chihuahua mix won the honour this week at the 23rd annual contest at the Sonoma Marin Fair. Owner Terry Schumacher of Hanford, […]
Weird animals. This lamb in Spain has a leg growing from its head. Watch the video of this bizarre condition. This strange condition is called polymelia. It is a birth defect where an additional limb grows from a random part of the body. Sheep are not the only animals to suffer from polymelia. Ducks, […]
This amazing two-headed African Spurred Tortoise is just seven weeks old. Born in Slovakia its heads have been named Madga (left head) and Lenka. The duo also have five legs (one more than normal) and were displayed in Zilina today. Although the tortoise looks small now, it should grow much, much bigger. In fact, the […]
Some animals are born more equal than others. The tapir has one of the longest penis to body size ratios of any animal. When erect it is often longer than 45 cm! For more shocking animal facts visit The Sex Lives of Animals