May 22, 2009

Ugly Joey

This one is going to trigger also sorts of contrary comments. It's cute! It's adorable! Maybe (especially with those big, dark eyes). But it also, as Jonathan put it, looks like "a cross between a hairless horse, wingless bat, and a chest-burster from Alien."

Admit it, it does (especially in that last photo). You won't hurt its feelings. You won't cause its very able handlers at the Assiniboine Park Zoo to think less of it. You take something that looks **ugly** and still find it completely worthy of your affection. That's how my wife talked herself into marrying me.

Besides, cut me some slack. I never ever would have thought that I'd be able to post something from ZooBorns here. Could I really pass up this chance?

Thanks, Jonathan. I'm going to catch all sort of flack for this.

Photo source: Assiniboine Park Zoo via ZooBorns





11 comments:

morgan said...

"Woman births Jersey Devil at Assiniboine Park Zoo; whole world shivers at once."

Wendy said...

Ugh - the wolf spidies are cuter than that. Definitely ugly.

Anonymous said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwe NOT ugly!

LibrarianJessica said...

This is a prime example of "so ugly it's cute."

Victorya said...

That first picture looks like it should be labeled "first contact"

Those soulless black eyes. . .but it does hover over the border of cute and ugly.

T. M. Cain said...

So CUTE! I'd cuddle it! ^_^

James K. said...

Sebulba?

Zanna said...

Oh god, it's the *feet* in the last one that kills me. The look on the woman handler's face is an appropriate mix of amusement and repulsion I think... The little wrinkled glimpse of chest in pic one is also pretty freaky. I'd kind of like to have a rubber eraser shaped like this guy, go figure.

The Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls said...

I love it!!! I think its cute, but in a kind of creepy way.

bats :[ said...

Jar Jar Binks is alive and living in the Outback...

Jenn said...

Aw, what a face.

And hey, finally got another of the Patio Pond series up.

For whatever that's worth at this point!