Animals Who Had Only One Job

By Psquared - March 11, 2019

Animals are the best, aren’t they? Whenever you’re feeling down and want to lift your spirits or even when you’re already in a great mood and just want to expand the good time, cute, cuddly creatures are exactly what you need to see. Thank goodness for the internet, because it’s absolutely stuffed with pictures of adorable critters of all sorts. Besides being cute, animals can be quite awesome, can’t they? Nature is pretty amazing, and seeing its animals in their habitat can be truly awe-inspiring.

However, not all animals are majestic.Like humans, there are some that are truly exceptional, and many, many more that are total derps in all sorts of manners. However, that only makes us love them even more. The animals you’re about to see had only one job, and failed spectacularly at it. But that just makes them relatable. As if you couldn’t love them any more, you can now look at these furry friends and think, “Yeah… same.”

My Diet Starts Tomorrow


In nature, you never know where your next meal is coming from. It can be quite brutal.

But when you’re someone’s pet and have a feeder that you can get snacks from at any time? Well, it’s easy to overindulge.

This poor hamster got so plump that it’s having a hard time squeezing itself through the tunnels. It’s okay, little guy. We still love you. Plus, you have plenty of time to get back in shape before beach season.

Little Help, Please?


Yeah, it’s easy to eat too much when the food is plentiful and given to you by your human.

But sometimes in nature you can get lucky and gorge yourself on all sorts of tasty treats as well.

When that happens, it can lead to trouble. Hopefully someone comes along and helps them out before a predator gets to them. Then again, the predator might not be able to eat them because they’re too busy laughing at how ridiculous this is.

How Graceful


Pandas are some of the most majestic creatures on the planet to behold in person.

They’re black, they’re white, they’re technically not bears. What’s not to love? Plus, they’re rare to see since they’re all so endangered.

After seeing this picture, it’s easy to see why. Sure, they’re big and kinda scary if you see them up close, but when you take a step back… not so much. Add “being clumsy” to the list of well known panda traits.

Starting At A Young Age


You see? Pandas love bamboo, know kung fu if you believe certain movies and are clumsy.

Nobody likes seeing an animal hurt themselves. But watching an animal fall like an absolute goof then get right back up again?

There’s nothing better in life. Nothing cuter in life, either. Look at all of that panda’s brothers and sisters just napping and not paying any attention like they’re thinking, “Yeah, that’s Barry. Don’t worry, he’ll be fine. That’s what he does.”

Bird Blunder


Pandas aren’t nature’s only klutzes. Take a look at this bird gracefully face planting on the stairs.

Maybe this isn’t the bird’s fault. You know how some birds like to copy sounds from other creatures around it?

Maybe this one likes to copy physical actions. And maybe its owner is a panda. Daw, wouldn’t that be cute? Unlikely animal friends are the best, especially when they try to copy each other… for better or even for painful, embarrassing worse.

Nom Denied


In nature, it’s either eat or be eaten. This manatee learned that lesson the hard way.

Well, maybe not the hard way. That would involve being devoured by a shark or some other terrifying, carnivorous beast of the open water.

This manatee is being devoured by the lettuce that was supposed to be its lunch. There are worse things in the world. This might even be nice. Imagine having your face covered in cake. Doesn’t that sound sweet and comforting?

Eating Is Apparently Difficult


Well, it looks like having lunch causes more trouble than you would initially have thought.

This poor pigeon has so much extra tasty bread wrapped around its neck, unable to be enjoyed and savored as a meal.

Then again, maybe this is intentional. Perhaps like many of us when we were young, it doesn’t like the crust. Or better yet, maybe it’s a status symbol. Maybe this is a rapper pigeon, and that’s the equivalent of a platinum necklace.

Eat This


You know how some animals eat other animals in nature? It’s a harsh reality, but one we must accept.

However, not all animals that are eaten go so quietly. This skunk was having none of this fox’s menu browsing.

That poor fox is supposed to be sly, cunning and clever. Yet, when it comes home with an empty stomach and all its fox friends ask what that smell is, all he can say is, “I don’t want to talk about it.”

Not Today, You Feathered Fiend!


Being a bird seems nice, doesn’t it? You get to fly and ruin Confederate statues every time you use the bathroom.

However, it’s not all fun. Sometimes your lunch doesn’t let you eat it, or anything else ever again.

They say the early bird catches the worm, but ain’t no bird gonna catch this snake. This bird stays hungry and the snake gets free air travel. That’s as big of a fail to win ratio anyone’s ever seen in a meal.

Got Your Nose!


You may not think it because they’re so adorable, but cats are absolute nightmare killing machines.

Well… most of them are, anyway. This one apparently didn’t get the memo that it had millions of years of predator instincts wired into its DNA.

It wanted to bat at this lizard, but the lizard was having none of it. It’s like the lizard was having a bad week and this was the last straw before it absolutely snapped and fought back.

Swallow Swallowing A Swallow


Do you like the movie Inception? Well, what if we made a Russian nesting doll but of birds?

The funniest thing about this picture is that the swallow that’s being swallowed by the other swallow seems more annoyed than terrified.

It’s like they’re thinking, “Come on, Carl. We told you a million times, you can’t be a cannibal. Now spit me out and let’s go get some breakfast. But stay away from snakes. I hear they’re not having any of it.”

Croc With A Croc


Here’s an entirely different type of inception. Yes, we know that’s actually an alligator, but come on… close enough.

Of all the animals trying to eat fails, this one is the least embarrassing. It’s still humiliating for them to be sure.

But at least that shoe isn’t fighting back against them. The gator can just play this off like, “What? No, I didn’t think this was an animal. I’m not that dumb. I’m just being silly. You know me. I’m a real party animal.”

Keep Trying!


This, on the other hand. This is definitely the most embarrassing of all the animals trying to eat fails.

Dogs are known for having a keen sense of smell and being able to sniff out meals just about anywhere.

Yet this poor pooch is trying to devour a picture of food. How long will people stand around laughing at their failed attempts before letting them know it’s not gonna happen? Some say that dog is still there, trying to eat that sign to this day.

They're After Me!


A (not so) fun fact is that hippos are absolutely deadly and kill several humans every year.

Someone should probably sit them down and let them know how scary and intimidating they are. They could clearly use the confidence.

This poor little hippo looks absolutely terrified by these birds. Why? It’s not like they can eat him or anything. They couldn’t even handle a tiny snake. This hippo should gobble them up like they’re marbles. I hear hungry (hungry) hippos have a taste for those.

Wanna Play A Game?


Jeez, would the referee please blow their whistle already? That deer is clearly traveling with that basketball.

They haven’t even tried to dribble one time! It seems like refs are getting more and more blind every single year.

You know how there’s a basketball game called “horse?” Well, this game is called “deer.” That’s where you grab the ball and then run deep into the woods, terrified for your life, occasionally running into the road. It’s recommended no one play this ever.



Deer are thought of as one of the more graceful animals around. They’re quite fancy, aren’t they?

Heck, the plural of “deer” is “deer,” as your spellcheck has to remind you each and every time you try and write it out.

That’s classy. Yet… that expectation doesn’t always meet the reality of the situation. Sure, this is an embarrassing situation, but the poor way they’re handling it is making it so much worse. Let’s move on and leave them with a shred of their dignity.

Land Ahoy!


Sonic The Hedgehog makes you think that these critters are super fast, agile and have a rad attitude.

It turns out they’re also just as dorky as the rest of us. You know how sometimes you get toilet paper stuck to the bottom of your shoe?

At least you’ve never had an empty toilet paper roll stuck to your face. Then again, maybe you have. If that’s the case, you should probably reevaluate most of your life decisions immediately.

Don't Look At Me!


Wow, it appears toilet paper rolls are a bigger natural predator to adorable little animals than wolves or bears.

We all know that you should cut up plastic six pack rings before disposing of them to keep animals safe from physical harm.

Maybe we should all start cutting up our TP tubes to keep creatures safe from emotional harm. Because something this humiliating can leave mental scars that will never go away. This ferret won’t be able to show his face around his ferret friends ever again after this.

I'm Tired


The key to getting through any tough situation in life is maintaining a healthy attitude.

This cow gets it. You can see by the look on their face that they’ve accepted this is their life from this point on.

Acceptance is the final stage of dealing with grief, and they got there pretty quickly. They can still lead a long, fulfilling life, even though each and every day someone’s going to make the same joke and say, “You look tired!”

Caution: Slippery


Have you ever slipped and fallen on some slick ice. It’s quite humiliating, isn’t it?

Don’t feel too bad. It happens to the best of us. And by “us,” deer and all sorts of other animals are included in that list.

What have we learned thus far? Animals can be just as clumsy and goofy as us humans. It really makes you feel more connected to nature, but not in a great way or anything. Oh well, what can you do?