We’ve all been there – had a terrible itch that needed immediate attention. Yet while humans and apes are blessed with deft fingers that are useful for reaching and scratching, imagine having four legs (needed for standing up on) and just paws, hooves or teeth to help out on the scratching front. As you might imagine, hilarity ensues when certain animals get an itch they’ve got to scratch but can’t quite reach, and so become involuntary contortionists. Case in point: can you look at this cow without laughing? Fourteen other funny animal pictures like this one follow.
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Image: Kangaroo image from Bigstock
With their short forelimbs, long, sturdy hind-legs and thick, long tails, kangaroos can look pretty disproportionate at the best of times. Throw a baby roo in its pouch into the equation, plus an itch that’s just gotta be scratched, and you have a marsupial that looks well and truly off balance! Awkward indeed!
Image: Wing-Chi Poon
Not to be outdone by the bigger four-legged creatures featured here, this squirrel’s giving it all it’s got – and still manages to look almost elegant! With one forefoot outstretched while it balances on the other one, the squirrel then uses its hind foot to scratch its armpit. And the scratching is so vigorous that the foot has become a blur!