Just As I Thought

What do you get when you cross…

Today’s Style Invitational asked for hybrid animals:

Emu x quail = email: a fast-flying bird that propagates rapidly, is monitored obsessively by humans, and often carries a virus. (Allan Moore, Washington)

Monarch x woodchuck = princechuck: A pitiable drone that remains near its mother in its immature stage for years and years and years. (Jack Cackler, Falls Church)

Cardinal x carrier pigeon = cardcarrier: a creature that feels safest going along with the flock (Jane Auerbach, Los Angeles)

Chamois x cheetah = chamois sosa: shares habitat with newly discovered species, the corked bat. (Brendan Beary, Great Mills)

Wombat x elephant =womant: a creature that can lift many times her own weight but won’t tell you what that weight is. (Seth Brown, North Adams, Mass.)

Scottish terrier x tapir = scotchtapir: Uses sticky traps to ensnare its prey. (Steve Shapiro, Alexandria)

Afghan hound X bandicoot = talibandicoot: The female of the species is not allowed out of the nest. (Brendan Beary)

Lark x king salmon = larriking: An odd-looking bird that never stops squawking — and doesn’t know when to stop spawning. (Jack Cackler, Falls Church)

Monarch butterfly x sea anemone = arch enome, which has PLANS for the coral reef, yes, grand plans indeed, mwahahahaha! (Mark Young, Washington)

Unicorn x tick = unick: an animal with a useless horn. (Scott Slaughter, Mount Airy)

Wallaby x marten = walmart: a fast-propagating creature that invades an ecosystem and displaces all other species. (Phil Frankenfeld, Washington)

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