Legends

This is a selection of legends from the Urban Legends Reference Pages that I think can inspire interesting or funny stories. If you think I left out one that you really, really, really want for your story, just tell me about it.

Listing 32 results for search category = critters ordered by legend number

# Legend Category Edition Used
26 Thieves make off with a suitcase, only to find it contains a wildcat. Critters: Farce 1 No
33 Elephant kills zookeeper by defecating on him. Critters: Malice 1 No
34 Seeing eye dog named Lucky causes the deaths of four of his owners. Critters: Malice 1 Yes
35 Carpet installer pounds bump flat, then discovers family pet is missing. Critters: Mishaps 1 No
36 Destructive act is blamed on convenient pet. Critters: Mishaps 1 Yes
37 Dutiful son sends expensive talking bird to Mom, who mistakes it for a game bird and eats it. Critters: Mishaps 1 No
38 Family pet startles man by sticking its cold nose into his genitals. Critters: Farce 1 Yes
40 Birdwatcher returns the call of rare bird only to discover he's been warbling at another birdwatcher. Critters: Farce 1 No
41 Woman pens hilarious account of family's efforts to rescue trapped cat from garbage disposal. Critters: Disposal 1 No
42 Swedish navy mistakes minks for enemy submarines. Critters: Gnus 1 Yes
43 Alligators dwell in the sewers beneath New York City. Critters: Lurkers 1 No
44 Giant catfish frighten divers sent to repair dams. Critters: Lurkers 1 No
45 Waterskier falls into underwater nest of snakes Critters: Snakes 1 No
46 Bargain-hunting shopper is fatally bitten by snake lurking in winter coat. Critters: Snakes 1 No
152 Kitten is catapulted over treetops during rescue attempt. Critters: Mishaps 2 No
153 Firemen successfully rescue stranded cat then run over it. Critters: Mishaps 2 No
154 Tranquilizer given to cat causes opposite reaction. Critters: Mishaps 2 Yes
155 Frustrated soldier throws snooty lady's dog off train; bystander comments he'd gotten rid of the wrong irritant. Critters: Mishaps 2 No
156 Match used to splint a budgie's injured leg ignites and causes the bird to explode. Critters: Mishaps 2 No
158 A child smuggles a penguin out of an amusement park. Critters: Farce 2 No
159 Crafters have been asked to knit sweaters for oil-soaked penguins. Critters: Crusader 2 Claimed
  • McKay/Sheppard story claimed by sidrin
160 The Oregon Department of Transportation blew up a dead whale. Critters: Disposal 2 Yes
161 Wild pachyderm wreaks havoc on Indian village after falling in love with domesticated elephant. Critters: Gnus 2 No
162 Amorous moose woos a lawn ornament. Critters: Gnus 2 No
163 Snakes have been used as weapons in hold-ups. Critters: Gnus 2 No
164 Woman smuggles snakes into Sweden by carrying them in her bra. Critters: Gnus 2 No
165 Attorney General John Ashcroft believes calico cats are a sign of the devil. Critters: Gnus 2 No
166 Love Bugs are the result of a genetic experiment gone wrong. Critters: Lurkers 2 No
167 Boy mistakes baby snakes for worms while fishing. Critters: Snakes 2 No
168 Porcupines can throw their quills from a distance. Critters: Wild 2 No
169 Bonobos and dolphins are the only animals other than humans who engage in sex for pleasure. Critters: Wild 2 No
170 Indonesian villagers captured a 49-foot, 983-pound python. Critters: Wild 2 No