Kevin & Bean's: Animal Stories

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

July 25, 2019

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

On this edition, we find out about the Loretto, TN Police Department who had a Facebook post go viral when they asked the public not to flush their drugs down the toilet warning people that it could end up creating a gator hopped up on meth. The police department again posted on Facebook, "Let us be perfectly clear: the meth gator was a humorous illustration used to highlight the dangers of flushing drugs and other substances down your toilet. Alas, the meth-gator is not real. Let’s say that again: THE METH GATOR IS NOT (at this time) REAL." Click here to read the entire story.

Allira Bricknell the 15-year partner of 34-year-old David Dowell, who died after he ate a gecko, wants to remember him as a “happy-go-lucky” person who was up for a laugh. He swallowed the lizard on a dare while at a recent party. She says he was “the best dad” and "I didn't want him remembered like this, I want to remember the happy times." Dowell contracted a Salmonella infection, was admitted to the hospital and passed away. She wants to protect the children from harassment at school because the other children would certainly make fun of them for that sort of thing. Click here to read the entire story.

Becca Hill’s partner was in the yard of their home in The British town of Paignton, hanging laundry when a seagull dove out of the sky, snatched their pup and carried away their 4.4-pound brown and white miniature Chihuahua. It was taken so far way that they have no idea whether or not he was dropped. Hill originally posted a plea for help locating her dog Gizmo on Facebook but took it down because people were trolling her and doubting her claim. Kevin McGowan of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology called the incident “very unlikely,” but added, “Not only would it be hard to lift off with that much weight, but there would be no possible way to get it to a stable position under the weight-bearing portion of the wings.” Click here to read the entire story.

A County fair in Bellefontaine, Ohio had a livestock showing where a prize-winning lamb won best in show. The 11-year-old showing the animal also won prize money worth almost $4,000.00. However, the lamb tested positive for a banned substance, according to state officials, so its title was stripped. These animals go to slaughter and thus are tested that’s where traces of furosemide, a diuretic known by its brand name Lasix, had been found in the lamb. This lamb was on the Juice! The drug could partially dehydrate the animal to make the muscles feel more solid. These livestock competitions are known to be competitive, but we had no idea people were using drugs to try to win. Click here to read the entire story.

A 32-year-old fashion designer named Henry Kim is a goldfish enthusiast. Unfortunately, he has occasionally found them floating upside down, sinking or turned onto one side. The biggest cause of this is swim bladder disease. So in order to keep his fish from sinking or turning over, he built the fish a wheelchair. Using air-line tubing he placed it around the goldfish, added a valve on the bottom, and some Styrofoam for buoyancy to help keep the fish upright allowing it to move around. Click here to read the entire story.