Yetanother Katzgame. I may have mentioned that I'm crazy about animals. Not so much our species but most of the rest of them. Fur, feathers, scales, slimy integument, it doesn't matter to me. They're all wonderful in one way or another. Some species have a bad reputation. You know what I mean. They suck infants' breath, they lurk waiting to use their poisonous stinger, etc.
Rules are simple: Name an animal. Describe why it has a bad reputation. Optionally explain why the bad rep is bogus. One animal per comment. Thread jacking and digression encouraged. Don't be afraid to embed (or is it imbed?) pictures of your favorites.
Here's one to get things going:
The possum. Frightening Icon's icon exemplifies the possum's supposedly evil nature. The dripping needle-like teeth are terrifying. In real life possums keep to themselves and never attack humans. They're mostly nocturnal and hide during the day. Possums are good mothers. Anyone who's seen a mother possum with her babies knows what I mean.