Okay... This is an unusual post for me, but I can't believe what I just saw.
For years I thought the hairless cat was the ugliest animal alive, but no - not even close to tell you the truth.
Goes to show that mother nature really isn't discriminatory at all. "Sickeningly ugly or average or whatever, come one come all", says she!
This beast is called a "Naked Mole Rat
" and man... I couldn't have come up with a better name for something that looks like that.
Anyway... Just thought I'd let ya know that ugliness in nature knows no bounds.
Here's some more info
on this uh, interesting, creature.
Update: I just found out there is a phobia concerning the Mole Rat. Unbelievable. Little did I know how naive I really am. Sheesh... I guess I'm the exception to humanity in that I didn't even know mole rats existed! heh... Fun stuff.
Another Update: The dog below trumps the Naked Mole Rat in ugliness, but not *all* dogs are that ugly. Click the pic for a bigger version.
And in case you're wondering, yes, this dog is real, or was real.
His name was Sam and he lived in San Francisco California.
He died in 2005 from a large number of problems that come with living to be 14 years old. He had more diseases than I have fingers.
Bless his friggin-ugly-as-all-imagination little hide.