People have different opinions about animals. To others, some animals are cute and adorable, but to Nigerians, they’re the fucking devil.
Here’s a list of some animals that Nigerians believe to have ties with Lucifer, the devil.
Have you met cats? Those bastards are fucking cute and absolutely fun to be around. The thing about cats is that they’re so smart, the things they do would blow your mind. But Nigerians have their own theory and it’s simple: Cats are witches.
Before you begin to sprinkle holy water on your phone, ask yourself: “Are serpents dangerous?” The answer is yes. But lions and Yoruba men are also dangerous and you don’t see people gathering every Friday to pray against them.
Sure, these guys can turn their heads 270 degrees in each direction, and they look like actual demons but nothing proves that they’re actually satan’s pets.
These allegations are partly the fault of the spiders who go round spinning webs in people’s houses. Nobody wants any elements of spiritual entrapment in their house, so when they see a spider, it’s on sight.
First of all, bats are the only mammals that can fly. It doesn’t help that they are more active at night, they sleep upside down and some of them feed entirely on blood. But bats are not demons. Or are they?
I’ll be the first to tell you that wall geckos are weird as fuck. I mean you’ll cut off a gecko’s tail and the tail will wriggle non-stop. Also, why do they keep staring at us when we sleep? Geckos are weird, but it doesn’t mean they’re demonic.
7. Bush babies
After all the stories I heard in boarding house, I don’t even know if I’m fully convinced that bush babies are not demonic. I mean, look at those eyes.
I don’t know how often Nigerians come across vultures, but whenever the topic comes up, you can sense the air get cold. You’ll probably hear a Nigerian say something like “May vultures not feed on our flesh o”, followed by a long sigh.