The big, the small, the beautiful, the hideous, all the amazing creatures.

  • Pet Skunk

    In Prince William County, Virginia, it is illegal to keep a skunk as a pet.


  • Pig Feeding

    In Arizona, it is illegal to feed garbage to pigs without a permit.


  • Bear Wrestling

    In Oklahoma, it is illegal to wrestle a bear.


  • Crawfish

    It is illegal to steal crawfish in Louisiana. Crawfish theft in excess of $1,500 is punishable by up to ten years in prison and a $3,000 fine.


  • Black Cats

    French Lick Springs, Indiana, passed a 1939 law that all black cats must wear bells around their necks on Friday the 13th.

    Black Cat

  • Chicken Crossing Road

    It is illegal for a chicken to cross a road in Quitman, Georgia. The owner will be fined.


  • Drunk Elephant

    It is specifically illegal to give beer to an elephant on the streets of Natchez, Mississippi.

    Elephant Beer

  • Pipevine Swallowtail

    Pipevine swallowtails store acids from the plants they eat as caterpillars to become poisonous to predators as butterflies.

    Pipevine Swallowtail