Most of us know what dogs, cats, fishes, and lizards look like. We’re seeing them every day so there’s no reason not to know what they’re supposed to look like, right?
Well, here’s the thing.
Nature is indeed mysterious. And part of its mystery are the animals that don’t look like animals. From fishes that look like zombies to insects mimicking others’ appearance for survival, wildlife can truly be wild.
If you’re having a hard time believing that, check out these 35 animals that look like other things.
1. Like a cartoon character
Just look at those eyes! This puppy can easily pass as an anime character. With that look, he probably doesn’t have a hard time convincing his owner to give him treats all the time.
2. Three-headed cat
At first glance, you’d think that this cat suddenly developed two additional heads. In reality, they’re just extra clingy kittens that refuse to be away from their mom.
3. A different kind of otter
They’re trying to figure out who’s the spy among them. Looking at their reactions, it’s safe to say that the secret agent is far from being identified. He’s done an awesome job blending in.
4. Is that me?
The folds and the colors are on point. You can’t blame the pug for thinking it’s his picture.
5. He is Groot.
On second thought, he’s probably not Groot. Floof seems to be a better name for him. Woof might work for him, too.
6. The standing kitty
As most people say, cats are weird. They’re moody, mysterious, and lazy. At times, they like to imitate humans which can make one wonder if they’re just really pretending to be like that. Looking at how this cat’s standing up, it seems like he’s really a human disguised as a cat.
7. A bear or a paw?
Toe beans are just adorable. Apart from looking like jelly beans, they can also resemble a bear if you draw a smiley face on it.
8. Like a queen
She doesn’t look like a queen. She even acts like one!
9. Time to clean up
No, that’s not a mop. Komondors are known for their dreads which happen as a result of their overcoat and undercoat hair twisting.
10. Just happy
He thinks he’s a dog. He likes to stay like this, waiting for people to pet him.
11. Like baby Yoda
You see, most cats don’t like baths. However, for some reason, this one seemed to be enjoying it. He even looked like he’s at peace and meditating.
12. Nice vs naughty
Dogs’ ears can change their appearance quickly. When pulled down, they look like the nicest dogs on the planet.
13. Where did the hamsters go?
These hamsters are squished just like fluffy pancakes. It’s amazing how their owners can resist pinching their chubby cheeks!
14. Mr. Sunshine
Mr. Sun is having a rough day. He’s got no one to play with.
15. Crocodile on the loose
For sure, anyone who visits this house would freak out right away after seeing this crocodile. Just look at how big and scary it is!
16. In disguise
This dog is doing a great job disguising as a duck. No one will be able to tell he’s a doggo with that outfit!
17. A mutant lizard?
Lizards with more than one new tail aren’t that uncommon. They usually happen if the signals get messed up during the regrowing stage.
18. Like a dragon
This one is called a Dragonhead caterpillar because of how it looks. They turn into Nawab butterflies eventually.
19. The fish that’s hard to ignore
For sure, you wouldn’t be able to resist looking at this fish after coming across it. The fish looks inside out!
20. Glow in the dark
Scorpions glow in the dark. It’s due to a substance that comes from their hyaline layer, a part of their exoskeletons.
21. With wings
Gliding lizards are also known as flying dragons or flying lizards. They use their wings for gliding and warning.
22. A giant moth
Moths can vary in size. The biggest one was found in Innisfail, 110 kilometers from the South of Kuranda. Unlike this giant moth, that one had a wingspan of 36cm.
23. Almost like an alien
A turtle with two heads? It’s certainly not that common. It looks strange and out of this world. Despite that, you can’t say it’s not cute.
24. Neon blue
Even though their color is beautiful and mesmerizing, you should be extra careful around Blue Island Pit Vipers. They are venomous snakes.
25. A fish or a butterfly?
The flying gurnard is considered a bottom-dwelling fish. They are widely known for their enlarged pectoral fins which resemble butterflies.
26. Not flowers
Orchid mantises are considered as flower mantises for obvious reasons. Now, although they look pretty, they can bite you once startled or threatened.
27. For survival
The Lunar Hornet Moth has a yellow collar and black head and shoulder. Its appearance allows it to look like a large hornet to scare potential predators.
This is informally called as a ghost shark. Considered as cartilaginous fishes, they also go by the name Chimaeras.
29. No, it’s not a zombie.
It looks dead, right? This prehistoric-looking shark spends most of its time in deep, dark waters.
30. Just creepy
This isn’t a fish disguised as a lizard. This fish is called the Goblin Shark or the “living fossil”.
31. The red lips
Ogcocephalus parvus has bright red lips. Unlike most fishes, they aren’t good swimmers. Instead, they “walk” on ocean floors.
32. What is that?
This isn’t a gardening tool or a metallic object. It’s called a Gulper Eel. Its kind has this unique ability to consume a large group of shrimps in one scoop.
33. See-through head
Barreleye fishes have transparent heads which greatly improve their vision. They also have tubular eyes that enable them to see objects from above.
34. Just like a demon
Stareater fishes have needle-like teeth. The more you look at them, the more creepy they seem. In fact, they look like they were taken straight from a horror film.
35. What’s so scary?
Marine hatchet fish are known for their large, tubular eyes. They aren’t meant to scare people. Instead, their eyes allow them to search for food falling from above.