Pets Who Had Priceless Reactions When They Met Other Species

Think about the first time you when to the zoo and saw all of those animals that you’ll never encounter in your day to day life. Didn’t it feel so amazing seeing a lion for the first time in real life? It can be exciting, confusing, and shocking all at once to see these incredible other animals.

It looks like our pets feel the same way because these ones were prepared for what they’d see when they met animals of different species. The reactions these pets have are so dramatic they could star in a soap opera.

Too Much Bass

bass yelling at dog looking shocked
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Photo Credit: OctopussSevenTwo / Reddit

This dog’s face is both shocked and terrified at the same time. It’s a spitting image of how we have all felt when our moms yelled so loud at us that it felt like the bass was thumpin’ in our dining rooms.

This poor pup definitely forgot to take the chicken out of the freezer to defrost and his mom just got home to find out that dinner won’t be ready in time. That’s a lot of bass to take right to the face.

Pool Days Are Supposed To Be Relaxing

duck and dog by the pool chilling
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Photo Credit: no_one_cares_for_you / Reddit

Ahhh, summer. Those blissful days when you can just kick back by the pool, read a book, and do some light swimming. That is, until the weird neighbor you’ve never met before comes over to "get to know you."

This dog is all of us reacting to meeting new people in social situations. Sure, he could bond with the duck over a shared love of the pool, but that’s just not on the agenda. He’s sure this guy is a quack.

This Cat Is Definitely Thinking Of Ways To Weasel Out Of This Cuddle Session

weaseal cuddling cat cat looking scared
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Photo Credit: bmess216 / Reddit

We all have that over-affectionate friend who gives 10 second long hugs despite the fact you saw them yesterday. There’s nothing against that friend, they’re great. But sometimes people who aren’t normally affectionate have a hard time getting used to the touching. This is cat and ferret are that friend duo.

This cat froze the second the ferret jumped up on them and started kissing them. They are definitely questioning how they got there, what their life choices have been up to that point, and what this strange cuddle-monster is on top of them. The confusion is adorable.

This Ostrich Is Lost-rich

ostrich in heard of grassland deer elk
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Photo Credit: DeathDan45 / Reddit

This ostrich is very, very, lost. It stumbled into a herd of animals it couldn’t name so instead of looking like it didn’t belong and walking away it decided to sit down and pretend it was in the right place.

This lostrich is basically us whenever we’ve been in a social situation where we know we don’t belong but we don’t to draw any more attention to ourselves. Just grab some complimentary coffee and stand in the corner, look amused, and laugh every time someone else does. It’s a perfect illusion.

Sea Dog, Meet Land Dog

seal giving a dog a hug
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Photo Credit: Markthemonkey888 / Reddit

They say seals are the dogs of the ocean. This would be more accurate if they didn’t so violently eat their prey and scare the living daylights out of their competitors on the food chain. But seals do have puppy dog eyes and apparently, they get along well with dogs so the comparison holds.

Look at this calm and cute hug this seal is giving this lab. The lab looks uncomfortable as if it just met its half-brother for the first time but that’s okay. It’s the start of a strange and beautiful relationship.

Counting Sheep Is Keeping This Corgi Up All Night

otis the corgi and the wall climbing sheep
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Photo Credit: thefrogman.me

The age-old adage is that if you can’t sleep, just count some sheep. That’s supposed to calm us down, make slow our heart rate, and take our mind off of the stressful parts of our day. Well, what if the sheep is the stressful part?

Otis the corgi definitely isn’t going to bed anytime soon thanks to this spider-sheep. The gravity-defying animal just shocked him to heck. Otis is just scared of the future and thinking about what kind of terrifying feats spider-sheep will accomplish after this.

Duck, Duck, Dog

ducks and dog chilling on a bed
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Photo Credit: emmademontford / Reddit

We’ve all got different responses to fear. The common ones are flight, fight, or freeze. This dog chose to freeze and the result is this incredible photo that looks like a picture of a spy deep, deep, undercover.

Out of fear of being discovered that he is in fact a dog, this dog chose to just be still until the ducks forgot their suspicions. He’s repeating the mantra “fake it ’till you make it” in his head until they truly accept him as one of their own.

So, We’re Not Having Crab For Dinner?

dog and crab scuttling on beach
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Photo Credit: unrealethan / Reddit

Dogs are so curious, they’ll insert themselves in front of pretty much anything to check it out — including that angry scuttling crab on the beach. This dog seems to like this angry little hard-shelled beachcomber since it continues to try and put its nose directly into the crab’s face.

Luckily the crab doesn’t end up hooking itself onto the dog, and instead, the two waltzed down the shore stressing the other out. It’s not the romantic walk on the beach either wanted, but it is cute for us.

You Don’t Have To Be A Dog To Show That Puppy Love

puppy and chicken, chicken laying on puppy
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Photo Credit: emmademontford / Reddit

This first meeting before a chicken and a puppy is probably the cutest thing you’ll ever see. The chicken’s motherly instincts automatically responded to this cute little pupper’s fluffy body and she decided to do what she does to her own eggs – sit on the dog to keep it warm. Our collective hearts are melting.

The chick on the side looks a little miffed like he caught them in the act. Don’t worry little guy, just forget your sweater your mom will sit on you. It’s just her adorable and strange way of keeping you warm.

Deer Me, What Is That Thing?

deer at window looking at cat who's also in the window
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Photo Credit: forest_cat / Reddit

Deer apparently don’t have the natural curiosity that dogs do when they see something they don’t recognize. Instead of walking right up to it and giving it a big ol’ sniff, deer freeze and back away slowly. That happened when this deer saw a little kitty in the window.

Who’s going to tell this woodland lad that cats are mostly harmless, especially when they’re behind glass? As long as the cat doesn’t figure out how to open doors then this deer is safe. Wait, cats can already do that?

Why Are You Trapped In There Brother?

dogs and otters
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Photo Credit: Iheartmastodo0ns / Reddit

Otters are another animal that’s been dubbed the dog of the sea — and this photo proves why. When a dog walked by and saw an otter in a tank and it acted just as friendly as another dog would, and they greeted each other like old friends.

They’re probably both wondering why the other is stuck behind some glass and on a leash. Oh well, no matter to circumstances these friendly creatures are just happy in each other’s company. All we know is this photo is otter-ly adorable.

This Is Beary Scary

cat looking stressed in front of a bearskin rug
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Photo Credit: sjarfish / Reddit

This cat had an encounter with the terrifying unknown and lived to tell the tale. When Reddit user’s roommate brought home a real bear skin rug complete with the bear’s still attached slack-jawed face, her cat had the fright of its life.

Honestly, bear rugs are scary. Period. The cat probably wasn’t reacting to the bear’s face but the knowledge that these things are still being made. This home decor is so tacky it’s terrifying.

A Bird On the Snout Is Worth Two In The Ear

dog with birds in face and ear
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Photo Credit: emmademontford / Reddit

You know what they say about starting a Field of Dreams — if you build it, they will come. Turns out, that also applies for dogs and bird nests since all this cute little golden retriever had to do was grow some ears and a nose and then voila! A home for some birds.

This first meeting was definitely relaxing for the birds, but we don’t know if we can say the same about the dog. He looks slightly worried that he’s going to move and knock one of the birds off of his face.

This Cat Smelled Durian And Saw the Secrets Of The Universe

cat in front of plate of durian looking scared
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Photo Credit: horsetrich / Reddit

Sometimes we stumble across something we wish we hadn’t. In this case, it’s a cat meeting durian for the first time. Even though it’s technically not a different species of animal, the durian is the smelliest fruit in the world so this cat’s face is very priceless.

Moments after this the cat fell backward as it processed what just happened. It went through the stages of grief and learned how the universe came to be. Those eyes have seen and smelled it all.

Doesn’t Matter What Happens, This Dog Refuses To Move And Disturb This Fawn

dog and baby doe perched on his lap
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Photo Credit: emmademontford / Reddit

Dogs have the same reactions we do when our pet falls asleep on our laps — don’t move or breathe so they don’t wake up. This dog felt that way when a little baby fawn wandered through the woods to sit on its paws and yeah, this photo is so adorable we could cry looking at it.

Look at how stressed and happy this dog looks at this baby being in its lap. It’s feeling so blessed that it’s there, but also stressed since the photographer is making noises. Shhh, don’t frighten the little one.

These Are…My Babies?

dog with little tiny rabbits
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Photo Credit: emmademontford / Reddit

Sometimes people look really good together. Usually, it’s couples, siblings, or best friends that just connect with each other so well that the world around them gets a little brighter. This adorable dog and her newfound bunny puppies have that kind of special bond.

This dog is definitely asking herself if these are her babies. Sure, they have big ears, small tails, and like to hop more than run, but they could be hers right? It probably doesn’t matter to her since they’re lovable and cute all the same.

This Cat Was Sure, But This Dog Definitely Wasn’t

dog and cat chilling on the couch
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Photo Credit: BedKAthBey0nd / Reddit

This dog’s priceless reaction to a cat trying to befriend it is a whole mood. We’ve all felt this way when our parents dropped us off somewhere we didn’t want to be and one of the big scary kids came up to us to say hi. Eventually, we discovered they were nice.

This cat looks like it’s ready and waiting to be this dog’s new best friend and this dog looks super unsure. Don’t worry little buddy, they’re nice and if you get close you can eventually eat some of their cat food.

You’re The Headrest For Me

cow and dog chilling being friends
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Photo Credit: LordFluffums_ / Reddit

Sometimes you just know your new friend will be the perfect place for you to rest your head. Maybe they have nice broad shoulders perfect for napping or maybe they have a long snout that’s the size of your body. That’s what this dog found out when she met her new cow friend.

This is less of a shocked reaction and more of a peaceful realization. She felt the soft snout of the cow and realized they’re going to be friends forever – this cow is just too perfect of a headrest. She’s even looking into taking him on flights.

Just Becuase You Make Us Sit Together Doesn’t Mean We’re Going to Be Friends

cat and dog chiling in bed
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Photo Credit: baby-war-master / Reddit

We all know that old mom trick of putting you and your sibling in the same room until you work out your problems. They also use this tactic when trying to get you to be friends with the new neighbor’s kid. But you don’t really know about Jimmy since he ties his shoes left foot first.

This dog and cat were placed in the same bed to get to know each other, but they’re not sure about the other one yet. The dog looks very skeptical about this small purring dog placed in front of him. Approach with caution.

This Lion And Dog Are The Real-Life Version Of Beauty And The Beast

lion kissing dog's hand
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Photo Credit: Pyfled / Reddit

Disney didn’t tell us about this remake. This scene between a lion and a dog meeting is a tale that’s not as old as time and definitely is as scary as it is adorable. You definitely don’t see this exchange often.

The dog played it completely cool as the lion reaches up and kisses and sniffs its paw before losing interest. The dog’s tale was wagging and we’re sure it was happy to meet the lion, but undoubtedly it was screaming internally the entire time. We know we were.