Kevin & Bean's: Animal Stories

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

September 14, 2019

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

Leonard Overcash was the victim in this story where he says he was “Traumatized,” when he was working in his backyard. His neighbor, who has a pet Zebra, leaned over the fence and bites his nipple off. “He was just staring, you know just looking, and he just put his head over the fence and bit me,” said Overcash. He said it bit off a piece of his right nipple. He had to get seven stitches. No one in the neighborhood has ever reported an issue with the zebra. The neighbor has had the zebra since it was a pup, over 10 years and now they’re trying to take the Zebra away from the lady, just because he bites one dude’s nipple. If you ask us, it’s this guy’s fault, everybody knows Zebras love nipples.

A guy was arrested in the airport in French Guiana for attempting to smuggle 100 tarantulas in his luggage. The Polish man was on his way to Paris when he was arrested after authorities found 38 adult spiders, 50 spider-lings and dozens of egg-filled cocoons in plastic bottles stored inside his luggage. When he was taken into custody he told the police, he was just passionate about insects. 24 species of tarantulas are protected, but there is a huge black market for tarantulas and people are willing to pay hundreds of dollars for the spiders.

Researchers in South America have discovered two new species of eels, one of which can deliver a bigger jolt than any known animal. Researchers collected 104 eels in 7 countries to find the differences between them all. One species just now discovered for the first time can generate 860 volts of electricity, about the same as the average-sized battery for a golf cart. That is a crazy high voltage for an eel. The eels use it to stun prey and for their own protection. 650 volts was the previous record for the highest eel voltage produced.

In a bizarre incident, two goats were taken into custody by police because they were grazing on saplings planted by a voluntary organization called Save The Trees. This happened in India where the organization planted 900 saplings and 250 were eaten away by the goats, so they arrested the goats. The owner was tracked down and went to the police station. He was asked to let his goats graze on the outskirts of town or to feed his goats at the house. They did not issue a fine even though the goats had chewed up 250 of the trees.

Hours after burying his dearly departed cat Garlic, A 22-year-old businessman named Huang Yu changed his mind. He dug his cat up, put it in the refrigerator and contacted a Beijing based pet cloning company called Sinogene who was able to clone the cat for $35,000 dollars. They brought back his beloved British shorthair cat who was gone too soon from a UTI. 7 months later Sinogene debuted China’s first official cat clone, who the man also named “Garlic.” Apparently cloning is a very time-consuming process which is why it’s so expensive. They created 40 clone embryos using Garlic’s skin cells and other cats’ eggs and then injected those embryos into four host cats. Though three of the cats did get pregnant, two miscarried. The last, luckiest cat surrogate gave birth to Garlic 66 days after insemination. They have been cloning dogs for a long time, and now they have a list of other animals including horses, pandas, tigers that they plan on cloning as well. And if you ask us, it’s the worst use of $35,000 ever.  China is the place where they sell caged dogs and cats to eat, maybe take that money to rescue some of those animals first before cloning a cat. It would be awesome if Garlic 2 turned on his owner.