Kevin & Bean’s: Animal Stories

Bean Loves animal so much so, that he brings us all the great stories of animals in the news

October 29, 2019

Our man Bean scours the internet to find all the best and hilarious stories involving animals from around the world.

The San Francisco 49ers have become the first team to have an emotional support dog. The San Francisco 49ers have enlisted the services of their most adorable teammate, an emotional support dog named Zoë. The one-year-old French Bulldog has made the 49ers the first team in the NFL to have an emotional support animal. “The players rely on Zoë to brighten their day,” said a team spokesperson. “Meetings, practice, and workouts can make for a long day. Zoë acts as a stress reliever.” By the way, If you’re a 49ers fan, this season they are 7-0 against all odds. Zoë may have something to do with that. If you follow their Instagram, you’ve probably seen all sorts of players spending extra time with her and she just brightens up everyone’s day.

Why did the tourist cross the road? One South Georgia town hopes that it will be to see the world’s largest chicken statue. The Big Chicken, which is at a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Marietta, Ga,  is 56 feet tall. This is going to top it, it is going to be 62 feet tall. It is a chicken topiary and they hope to bring tourism to Fitzgerald, Ga for people to see the world’s largest object in the shape of a chicken.


An Iowa family was repulsed to discover that their basement was filled with nearly 5 inches of animal blood. This was due to a mishap next door. The Listina family has lived next door to Dahl’s Custom Meat Locker in Bagley, IA for 10 years. The family who owns the meat processing plant has proven to be unhelpful in the wake of the stomach turning incident. “They say it’s not their fault … if I want to do anything with it, it’s on my dime and my schedule,” says the homeowner. Apparently the plant shares pipes with the Listina basement, which has caused the horror movie scene in the family’s home. Imagine having to encounter 5 inches of blood in your basement?

A circus bear has attached its handler during a show in Russia last Wednesday, with horrified spectators sitting nearby. The traveling show took place in Olonets in the Republic of Karelia, a region in northwest Russia. The bear, which was muzzled, thank god, had been performing in a circus tent full of seated spectators. By the way, there was no barrier whatsoever between the bear and the people. The name of the act was called, “Clubfoot and the Garden Wheelbarrow.” The footage of the scene shows a bear pushing a wheelbarrow, then following its handler across the mat, walking upright. Then it lunges, knocking the handler to the ground. There are screams from the audience members, who are sitting close to the ring, again with no barrier in between. Neither the handler nor the audience members were injured. The bear will not be put down because he was just doing bear things.