Ben Hed is a Hackensack, Minnesota, artist who specializes in illustrations. Eight months ago he established a comic on Instagram called Pet Foolery and it is filled with comics about pets…with a twist.
Hed has established a couple characters who make numerous appearances on @pet_foolery, such as Pixie and Brutus. The duo includes a sweet kitten, Pixie, and her giant, former military dog brother, Brutus.
The two create an unlikely pair and are as adorable as one would expect.
But Hed has recently gained attention for some of his other comics that feature humans acting like animals. Ben has hilariously set up different “what if” scenarios.
The first of these installments was titled “What If Humans Flirted Like Animals?”
The first comic is captioned:
Birds: many birds, like Gulls and Birds of Paradise, do creative dances to attract a mate.
Hed also included a comic with a woman acting like a typical female Galapagos Giant Tortoise, measuring the necks of her suitors and choosing the man with the longest neck.
Other examples include black widow spiders where males approach the largest females and either succeed or are eaten, penguins who present females with a pebble, and sloths whose females scream until a male finds them.
And you thought your dating life was bad.
Hed’s pet foolery doesn’t end there.
He also did a segment titled “What If People Ate Like Animals?” I’m sure we could all argue that we know someone who does, indeed, eat like an animal.
Still, these comics will have you laughing.
As illustrated, Hed features a woman eating like a spider — she has injected her food with a liquifying agent and is sucking it out.
He also pictures a girl who is supposed to be like a pygmy shrew. These creatures have insanely fast metabolisms and must constantly eat or risk dying.
Hed drew a man eating like a snake by unhinging his bottom jaw and swallowing an entire turkey whole.
Last, he pictured a hagfish. A hagfish is a creature that eats with their mouth but can also absorb nutrients through their skin.
Humans are finding these animals relatable, whether they’re trying to find a lover…
Or trying to eat a meal.
So next time you’re tempted to think humans are superior to animals, take a look at Ben Hed’s ingenious comics and think again.