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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 17, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  3 months ago

    Just stomp on him when he comes to the door.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 3 months ago

    Pippo Hyppo?

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    baddawg1989  3 months ago

    It’s a hungry, hungry hippo! :-)

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    marilynnbyerly  3 months ago

    Hippos kill more humans than any other animal in Africa. A bad temper, not great eyesight, and water shared with humans. Not a good situation.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 3 months ago

    The animal that causes the most human deaths in the world is the mosquito.

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    BasilBruce  3 months ago

    Lions and tigers may be dangerous, but cheetahs never prosper.

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    Straker AW  3 months ago

    New zeeba neighba?

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    ronaldspence  3 months ago

    Hope she’s not hungry hungry…

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    ronaldspence  3 months ago

    Zeeba should know that fact…

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    sirbadger  3 months ago

    A 2 ton pig.

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    alasko  3 months ago

    The hippo needs a red tie, no respect, no respect at all I tell you.

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    finzleftright  3 months ago

    True statement. We learned from our safari guide in Tanzania that the hippo was the most dangerous animal.

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    Bilan  3 months ago

    Hippos are okay, as long as you don’t mention their we—-, er, problem.

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    danketaz Premium Member 3 months ago

    Heh, heh, no one ever suspects the Hippo.

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 3 months ago

    He’s pretty well feared in Africa, and rightly so.

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    GabiLaser  3 months ago

    Rodney Dangerfield ??? He got some weight ..

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    Johnny Q Premium Member 3 months ago

    I would have thought the deadliest animal was homo sapiens…

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    henshaven Premium Member 3 months ago

    Humans are the most dangerous of any animal in Africa. And tigers don’t live there. (Or hardly anywhere, in the wild.)

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    Sanspareil  3 months ago

    That’s because even the cowardly Lion said he could thrash the Hippo from top to botomus!

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    iggyman  3 months ago

    Just out from the “Hippodrome” !

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    Mark Jeffrey Premium Member 3 months ago

    By all accounts the malarial mosquito is probably the biggest killer, including in Africa, but is often not treated as an “animal” in these lists.Also, well up on the score is the humble Marmot. A cute if large mountain rodent, an Asian species of Marmot has been blamed as the starting vector for the Bubonic Plague / Black Death which then spread west and wiped out a third of Europe’s population. The diseases were probably not so much carried by rats fleas as by human body fleas.

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    Gent  3 months ago

    I thought them crocodiles was most dangerous to zeebas.

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member 3 months ago

    Bah, they’re not even a nuclear power.

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    RitaGB  3 months ago

    Ever notice how the nostrils look like another pair of eyes?

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    Jeffin Premium Member 3 months ago

    Careful Pig. Don’t break a hip….Oh!

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    Zebrastripes  3 months ago

    ZEEBA! He’s so cute. Henrietta Hippo is visiting …..where’s her TUTU? LOL!

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    Goat from PBS  3 months ago

    I can’t think of anything to say. Have a great weekend!

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    AndreasMartin  3 months ago

    It’s Unhappy Hippo.

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    Lotus  3 months ago

    Once in Africa I spotted a leopard. But then someone told me they came that way.

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    Darryl Heine  3 months ago

    The spirit of Rodney Dangerfield in a hippo?

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    Ignatz Premium Member 3 months ago

    I actually think Hippos DO kill more humans than any other animal. They’re nasty.

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    Ellis97  3 months ago

    Hippos actually are pretty fierce and dangerous.

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    carlosrivers  3 months ago

    He gets respect from pig…

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  3 months ago

    Try Soupy Sales’ door.

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    mordecai  3 months ago

    There aren’t any tigers in Africa

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    Joseph Hafeman  3 months ago

    No tigers in Africa.

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    jessegooddoggy  3 months ago

    Zeeba and Pig, such a nice change!

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    diskus Premium Member 3 months ago

    Uh not even close, homo sapien.

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    b.john71  3 months ago

    And I always thought that a mosquito was an insect, not an animal.

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    triathlete1066 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Rodney Danger-Hippo?

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    Gameguy49 Premium Member 3 months ago

    If the hippo manages to not crush you to death then you have to be careful not to stand too close behind (check out hippo projectile pooping)

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    Iseau  3 months ago

    Big, fat, bad tempered, bad eyesight, dangerous, craps on my lawn sound like my neighbors dog.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 3 months ago

    Gratuitous etymology corner: “Hippopotamus” is from the Greek “híppos” (horse) and “potamós” (river), thus river horse. In English, the plural is “hippopotamuses”, but “hippopotami” is also used, apparently in the fallacious belief that the “us” ending is both (a) faithfully reproduced from the original source and (b) from Latin.

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member 3 months ago

    Hopefully, he isn’t a hungry, hungry hippo. Stay safe and well.

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    geekboy_x  3 months ago

    It IS worth pointing out that hippos are – if not the only, then one of the very few – animals that will attack and kill humans (and other animals) just for the entertainment value. Apparently wallowing in filth and beating the snot out of each other all day eventually gets dull and they need to spice things up once in a while. Grabbing some hapless hairless ape and mauling it, bashing it, or simply holding it underwater until it drowns qualifies as Great Hippo Fun.

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    dave stoops  3 months ago

    bring back DDT

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 3 months ago

    Rather than just claim that humans are more deadly in Africa than mosquitoes, let’s look at some actual numbers. Here’s what I found about mosquitoes as of 2020 Nov. 19 in Reuters:

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-malaria-who/malaria-death-toll-to-exceed-covid-19s-in-sub-saharan-africa-who-idUSKBN28A009

     More than 409,000 people globally – most of them babies in the poorest parts of Africa – were killed by malaria last year 2019, the WHO said in its latest global malaria report, and COVID-19 will almost certainly make that toll higher in 2020.

     “Our estimates are that depending on the level of service disruption (due to COVID-19) … there could be an excess of malaria deaths of somewhere between 20,000 and 100,000 in sub-Saharan Africa, most of them in young children,” Pedro Alsonso, director of the WHO’s malaria programme, told reporters.

    OK, folks who think humans are deadlier, your turn to produce some numbers.

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    eolan59  3 months ago

    Man?

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    gocomixrocks/the magic beaver cleaver  3 months ago

    I’m calling it there is going to be an ark on this.

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    raybarb44  3 months ago

    He called that right as to the deadliest animal but there is also an altruistic side to them. There’s a a Utube video showing one helping a struggling wildebeest crossing a river……

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    AtariDragon  3 months ago

    I’m thinking the deadliest animal in Africa goes about on two legs. It is an invasive species, having spread to every continent, INCLUDING Antarctica.

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    AZPhinFan  3 months ago

    “Whoever says that size doesn’t matter, has never spent the night with a mosquito”

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    CaveCat87  3 months ago

    That hippo’s right, nobody respects them just because they’re dangerous.

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    kaycstamper  3 months ago

    He forgot bears!

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    wheaters  3 months ago

    Mosquito’s not an animal. In Africa it’s the hippo.

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    198.23.5.11  3 months ago

    I’ve heard hippos can be dangerous.But they look cute,and they’re so fat you figure you can outrun them.

    We’ve got room….for him in our garage…

    We’ll feed him there and wash him there….and give him his massage.

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    Keno21  3 months ago

    Is that Officer Potus, in the nude?

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    WCraft Premium Member 3 months ago

    He wants to know if anyone wants to go on a boat ride?

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    dpatrickryan Premium Member 3 months ago

    That mosquito must have a thyroid problem…

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 3 months ago

    He’s a hungry hungry hippo!

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    Stegozard  3 months ago

    Zebra, as an African animal yourself, you should know that there are NO TIGERS in Africa!!!

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    frodisaur2  3 months ago

    A tiger? In Africa? (Cue John Philip Sousa’s “The Liberty Bell”)

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    NWdryad  3 months ago

    Well, you do look kind of funny out of the water.

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    toshephe  3 months ago

    No tigers in Africa. Also, water buffalos are pretty dangerous too.

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    C.J.Martin  3 months ago

    Notice that Zeeba is so unafraid of the crocs he didn’t ask if they were at the door lol

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    Troglodyte  3 months ago

    Nah…a skeeter would take the sting out of this joke! :D

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    Charlie Tuba  3 months ago

    One hippopotami can’t get on a bus,

    Because one hippopotami is two hippopotamus!

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    zeexenon  3 months ago

    Joey, have you ever seen a hippo bite a man in half? Anyway, if one gets into your pool be sure to stay away.

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    willie_mctell  3 months ago

    It’s true. The deadliest warm blooded one for sure. They’re highly territorial and unforgiving.

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    billdaviswords  3 months ago

    If Stephan had said “land mammal,” then hippo gets respect.

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    knight1192a  3 months ago

    Just throw out some chocolate bars. Hippos love chocolate (so says Jomo anyway)

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    rfleisch1  3 months ago

    Not directly.

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    198.23.5.11  3 months ago

    Mom says a hippo….would eat me up,but then……

    My teacher says a hippo is a vegetarian!

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    gmadoll789 Premium Member 3 months ago

    …all those fat jokes…

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    Robert Wilson Premium Member 3 months ago

    When we lived in Bujumbura in the early 1980s, some Russians were having a beach party on Lake Tanganyika. One of them got drunk (actually they all did) and he thought that it would be a cute picture on him riding on the back of a baby hippo. He did not survive it’s mamma’s wrath.

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    falcon_370f  3 months ago

    Hippos do kill more people each year than Crocodiles

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    Sisyphos  3 months ago

    I thought that was supposed to be the Cape Water Buffalo.

    BTW, Zeeba Neighba, though you’ve probably been too busy escaping death to notice, there are no indigenous tigers in Africa….

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  3 months ago

    Don’t think a hippos are dangerous? Consider how big their mouths are.

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    TheDOCTOR  3 months ago

    Stephan, you should’ve drew a red Tie on the Hippo, because I can hear him sounding like Rodney Dangerfield with that line.

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    Swirls Before Pine  3 months ago

    Notice that Crocs aren’t even on Zebra’s list. Burn!

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