Published On: Jul 21 2014 08:07:06 AM CDTUpdated On: Jul 21 2014 08:09:37 AM CDT
In 1945, a Wyandotte rooster named Mike was decapitated by a farmer's wife, but continued to live for 18 months after. Now Fruita, Colorado, remembers its town chicken each May with a Mike the Headless Chicken Festival.
St. Andrews, Scotland, recently erected a statue in the likeness of its town pet, Hamish McHamish. The furry flaneur keeps his fans in the loop via Twitter and Facebook.
Resident bottlenose Fungie of Dingle, Ireland, loves to play around boats and swimmers and has tours designed around him.