Almost nothing makes me happier than interspecies friends. A couple years ago there was a silly cable show on late at night with all sorts of stories of odd animal pairings. Like a dog and a crow who'd play together or a tiger mom who was nursing a puppy along with her own litter. Cute overload has some adorable photos, but I like the back story. When I was in Hong Kong there was a story in a local newspaper about a monkey who lived in a junkyard and how she befriended a chicken. I'm going nuts because I can't remember where we stashed this paper (I know we brought it home and didn't throw it out) and I can't find mention of this tale anywhere. I'm pretty sure the monkey was named Myna or Mynah and there was a photo of her holding the hen by her side. It sparked a debate between James and I over whether the monkey thought it was actually a friend or her pet. I thought they were peers, but James insisted Mynah thought she owned the bird. Yes, these are the kinds of things I argue about. Anyway, I've found a few notables recently, and hope to dig up more. Here is the Japanese snake and hamster who peacefully coexist, for starters.
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