Saturday Surprise — Strange & Unique Critters!

Good Saturday morning, friends and welcome to the …weekendI’m sure you must all have big plans for the weekend, perhaps watching the grass grow, or something equally exciting.  Well, let me start your weekend off with some cute and unique critters!  I’ve heard that there have been sightings recently of animals never before seen by humans … let’s take a look, shall we?

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Blurb

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Squix

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Meowth

Heh heh heh … APRIL FOOL!!!  These are actually photo-shopped creations by Norwegian electronics engineer, Arne Olav Gurvin Fredriksen.

A project that started purely as a hobby, Fredriksen began making his photo manipulations in 2012.

“Me and a friend were joking about how weird and harmless guinea pigs are, so I started mixing them with other animals just for fun with the Photoshop experience I had. This was right in the exam period, so I needed some pauses from studying. The pictures became quite popular, so I continued making some in 2013. Then I had a break for several years, and in the past years, I’ve picked up the hobby again.”

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Bowl

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Felinguin

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Spowl

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Samoyird

Fredriksen engages his audience in his entertaining hobby by letting them suggest and pick names for the new surreal creatures and most of them are spot on and almost as funny as the pictures.

“At the beginning I named my animals myself. But when posting the pictures on the web, people would almost always write comments with better name suggestions. That gave me the idea to let everyone suggest names and then vote between the best ones. I think it’s really fun to see the names people come up with, as they’re very creative.”

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Monkat

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Pear

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Chitten

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Doggorang

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Spug

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Bish

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Chickabunny

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Spoat

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Cird

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Forilla

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Fizelle

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Ravenzee

 

You can see a whole ‘nother set if you head over to Bored Panda!   Now that you’ve (hopefully) started the weekend with a bit of a chuckle, have a good rest-of-the-weekend … get outside and go for a walk, observe nature, breathe the fresh air … and who knows, perhaps you’ll even spot a unique critter!

36 thoughts on “Saturday Surprise — Strange & Unique Critters!

  1. A bit late to the party, but I liked these. I didn’t find them creepy or weird. I thought that they are a way to get over prejudices of what is cute or not… Perhaps we should do it with people. We are all the same… And we share DNA with most animals. It is about time that we saw the beautiful in everything. ❤️

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    • Better late than never, as they say! I’m so glad you liked them! I thought they were cute, whimsical, but I was crushed to find that most others found them creepy. I’m so happy that someone liked them! I agree … there is beauty in everything … well, most things, for I cannot find any beauty in Donald Trump … if we only look for it.

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  2. That spowl is an abomination and must go, on the other hand though there are many beauties to pick from (????) I would be happy to own the spoat once I’ve got rid of a certain resident. It would be like having a flying Capricorn.
    Cwtch

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    • Ah yes … I might have known you would not like the spowl! I hope the thought of it doesn’t give you nightmares. My own faves were the squix and the felinguine. I’m thinking, though, that the cird might be the perfect companion for Joey … who, I presume, is the “certain resident” to whom you refer. tsk tsk tsk. I’m glad you liked some of them anyway … most people seemed to find them creepy, while I thought they were cute and fun. Sigh.
      Cwtch

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