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It's a dog-bite-dog world out there.

"Bitten in ze butt!
Got an awful tear!
Took a little nibble from my derriere!
I will get you in ze end, dog!
You'll regret you bit me, chum!
Ooooh, I am so irritated I got bitten in ze bum!"
— "Les Miseranimals", Animaniacs

Animals are one of nature's beauties of the earth. Some are cute and cuddly while others can be rather shy. However, there's this kind of animal, the biting kind that can literally bite you on the butt if you're not careful.

This breed of animal is what's known as a Butt Biter; they can be dogs, cats, pigs, ferrets, any other animal you can think of. The next time you come across this type of animal, beware. If the biter is venomous then woe betide the friends who have to Suck Out the Poison.

Often results in the butt-biter making off with a piece of trouser fabric, leaving a hole behind through which Goofy Print Underwear may be visible. A much less violent variant is someone getting their pants pulled down by a biting animal, often while attempting to escape.

Usually happens to men, but women are not immune to this.


Subtrope of: Amusing Injuries, Joke of the Butt, Literal Ass-Kicking, and Pain to the Ass.

Compare: Animals Hate Him, Rump Roast, Shot in the Ass and Thumbtack on the Chair. Is likely to cause a Pain-Powered Leap. Has nothing to do with Beavis And Butthead, even though one of Butthead's favorite insults was "buttmunch."


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  • The famous Coppertone sunblock dog is depicted tugging at a little girl's swimming trunks with its teeth.
  • A Lucozade NRG UK advert from 1995 has a hyped up Desmond the Dog do this to the straight-laced female presenter! Her large buttocks are implied to look very tasty indeed.

    Anime & Manga 
  • Digimon Frontier: A variant - at one point, JP gets pinched in the butt by a crab.
  • ½ Prince has this happen to the main character in the first chapter. First with a flesh-eating slime, then with a wolf. It quickly becomes his Berserk Button.
  • Happens to King Dedede near the end of that episode of Kirby: Right Back at Ya! with the Dedede dolls as a result of one of said dolls being bitten by a mole shortly after being buried in the ground as an attempt to prevent it from menacing anyone. Dedede then proceeds to thrash around, causing the doll to attack the innocent one last time before Kirby swallows the doll, causing Dedede to for some reason fly off into outer space and fly past a planet shaped like him.
  • In the manga Fullmetal Alchemist Den (the Rockbell family dog) bites Heinkel's butt when he believes them to be intruders upon seeing them threatening Winry (believing her to also be an intruder). In the anime, it is Darius's butt he bites. The whole thing is just a comical misunderstanding.
  • A dog does this to Shinobu in Love Hina. What makes it worse is that this is after she had already failed some tests at school. The same dog also bites Keitaro earlier on in the manga.
  • In an episode of City Hunter, a guard dog bites Kaori, ripping the seat of her pants.
  • In an episode of Doraemon, when Nobita accidentally kicks a can onto a dog, the dog chases him and bites off the seat of his shorts.
  • Believe it or not, Chris actually fell victim to this trope once, at the end of the Moses episode of Superbook. Chris tried pinning the blame for breaking his father's vase on his dog Ruffles. Ruffles, not taking too kindly to being his scapegoat, began chasing after Chris, until halfway down the stairs, when she clearly looks like she had just bitten him on the rump.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Jim Cook's companion crocodile Karen bit Kenzan and Shou on two different occasions.
  • Early in Eyeshield 21, Monta falls victim to this from Cerberus. After that, he has a discussion with Sena about joining the football team and decides that he's not ready to give up on his dream of becoming a baseball player just yet. As he gets up to leave, Sena calls out for him to stop... not because he's still trying to convince Monta, but because Monta has a huge hole in the seat of his pants (underpants too, even).
  • In the Korean animated series Dooly the Little Dinosaur, a dinosaur takes a bite out of a wicked witch's backside, exposing her underpants to the villagers she was threatening, before being chased by the monster.
  • In Japanese children's series Bottom Biting Bug/Oshiri Kajiri Mushi this is the entire premise of the show, as well as a rare example of the butt-bite being an entirely positive experience. As the DVD text describes, "when bitten by a Bottom Biting Bug, people with hunched backs will have their posture corrected, depressed people will start to laugh, and people who had no confidence will suddenly become self-assured — those bitten are cheered up until they seem like entirely different people".
  • In one episode of Pokémon, the group enters a cavern where they are attacked by a group of Noibats. Amongst the things they do is one of them biting Clemont's butt.
  • Hakushon Daimao: Bullko, the bulldog, did this to both Kan-chan and Hakushon, complete with underwear exposure and in Kan's case, butt exposure twice
  • When he doesn't feel like breathing fire on Ataru, Jariten from ‘Urusei Yatsura will sometimes bite him in the butt, and on one occasion his cousin Lum bit him on the butt for flirting with Mendō's sister Ryoko.
  • The Mysterious Cities of Gold: In season 2, a Chinese pirate barely escape from a river enclosure filled with alligators (where the other pirates threw him for incompetence, only for a baby alligator to bite him in the butt just as he is exiting the river.

    Asian Animation 
  • In Season 2 episode 50 of Happy Heroes, Big M. recruits a flying shark as part of his evil plan. The shark bites him in the behind, causing him to make a Pain-Powered Leap, ram head-first into a moon, and develop amnesia - thus staring the main plot of the episode.
  • Nana Moon:
    • In episode 22, Les, Grunt, and Grumble give the other moon genies some "presents" that hurt them in all sorts of ways. One of them is a plant that bites the bottom of its recipient.
    • In episode 32, a dog bites Grumble's butt. The dog stops once its owner calls for it, and Grumble gets a bandage on his behind afterwards.
  • In episode 18 of Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf: Joys of Seasons, Wolffy freezes still at the sight of the snake, and Tibbie uses the frozen Wolffy as a model for one of her paintings. When she's done painting, Wolffy tries to catch her and winds up with the snake biting him in the behind.

    Comic Books 

    Comic Strips 
  • Calvin and Hobbes: In one strip, Calvin gets bitten by a fish while out fishing.
  • Happens to Rat in a Pearls Before Swine strip.
  • During one series of Popeye Sundays, Wimpy got an Angry Guard Dog attached to the seat of his pants after trying to steal it's owner's ducks. Not even sending it to the dry cleaners would remove the dog. Wimpy walked through an alley full of strays in hopes the biter would let go and play with the other dogs, only for those other dogs to start biting too!
  • In Dennis the Menace, Gnasher does this to the postman. One story revealed he had a collection of ripped seats from blue uniform trousers.
  • Garfield: The October 7, 1983 strip has Jon put a rubber hot dog in Garfield's food dish and get bitten on the butt in retaliation.

    Fan Works 
  • A Diplomatic Visit: The wolf Aargh was nearly named "Butt-Biter" after demonstrating the trope via chomping down on another wolf's rear in defense of his mother and litter-mates. (His parents talked the elders into using the sound that he induced as his name instead.)
  • This Bites!:
    • Soundbite's Establishing Character Moment; Chapter 1 ends with him chewing on Cross's ass.
    • After joining the crew, Lassoo chomps Usopp on the rear in retaliation for some of his actions against Lassoo during Usopp and Chopper's battle with Lassoo and his former owners.
    • Merry in her child form; she bites Garp hard enough to leave marks and rip off his shorts. Later, after they've left Lovely Land and are heading towards Thriller Bark, she tells Zoro to "Grit your buns!" before chomping him on the rear as he's climbing up to the crow's nest.

    Films — Animation 
  • Asterix: Dogmatix, as usual, in The Mansions of the Gods. Squareonthehypotenus gets introduced to him when feeling his teeth embedded in the buttock while marking a tree, which Dogmatix strongly objects to.
  • Disney Animated Canon: Happens in multiple films.
    • Aladdin: Implied to have happened. We see Prince Achmed with a bite off his pants, and then we see Rajah the tiger with fabric on his mouth.
    • The Aristocats: Edgar is attacked by angry guard dogs Napoleon and Lafayette, who bite off the seat of his pants. They even discuss it beforehand:
      Napoleon: Now you go for the tires, and I go right for the seat of the problem.
      Lafayette: How come you always grab the tender part for yourself?
      Napoleon: Cause I outrank ya, that's why!
    • Brother Bear: Early on, a dog tied to a post bites Denahi on the butt while he flirts with some women.
    • The Jungle Book: During the climactic battle, Shere Kahn bites Baloo in the butt. Unlike most examples, this is absolutely not played for laughs.
    • The Little Mermaid: Max the sheepdog actually takes a bite out of Vanessa's behind right before she reverts back into Ursula.
    • 101 Dalmatians: During the scene when Pongo and Perdita break into the house to rescue their puppies, they get into a fight with Horace and Jasper. During said fight, Pongo does this to Jasper.
    • Mulan: During the bathing scene, Mulan is trying to keep her cleavage hidden from the boys and Ling's getting uncomfortably close when he yelps, saying something bit him. Mushu pops out of the water a moment later, prompting all three boys to flee out of the water, thinking he's a snake. As Mulan is leaving, Mushu expresses how disgusted he is, how she owes him, and that he's not biting any more butts.
    • The Emperor's New Groove: After falling victim to the lever-triggered trapdoor in front of her "secret lab", Yzma reenters the scene with a crocodile biting her bottom, which she sends whimpering away by slapping its face. The same crocodile chomps on Kuzco much later in the film, with a similar result, before he and Pacha enter the lab themselves.
  • Madagascar: Alex does this to Marty in the first movie when his wild instincts start to appear. Marty references this incident towards the end of the film, showing off the bandages on his rump.
    Marty: Excuse me! You're biting my butt!
    Alex: [mouthful of Marty's butt] No, I'm not. [looks down and recoils]
  • Disney's The Prince and the Pauper: Pluto gives Pete a bite on the rear end.
  • The Road to El Dorado: Tulio is bitten in the rear by a jumping piranha in the "traveling the jungle" montage. He also claimed to suffer the same treatment from Altivo the horse.
    Tulio: Yow! Your horse bit me in the butt!
  • Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas: When Sinbad and his crew have to sail past a pack of Enthralling Sirens and end up being hypnotized, his dog Spike chomps onto his master's bottom to keep him from jumping overboard to his doom. He's later shown with a hole in his pants showing half his bottom, with the culprit having a guilty look on his face.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The Mask. While wearing the title item, Milo the dog bites one of Dorian Tyrell's mooks on the bottom.
  • Another Jim Carrey movie providing an example is How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, where Max does this to persuade The Grinch to save Cindy Lou in the post office.
  • In Inspector Gadget, Brain the intelligent dog bites the evil Dr. Claw, ripping off at the same time his blue boxers (no nudity, it's a Disney movie).
  • Disney, once again, with one of the dogs from Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco tearing off a dognapper's underpants.
  • It happens to Skinner and Le Pelt in both movies based on 101 Dalmatians.
  • In the Disney independent film The Duke, a dog takes her revenge towards her owner by biting her bottom.
  • The sorceress played by Kathleen Turner in A Simple Wish gets bitten on the bum by her own assistant, changed into a dog earlier in the movie.
  • The Three Stooges: Even Curly wasn't immune to the bite to the seat of his pants from a US Marine Corps bulldog in the movie Higher Than a Kite... especially when a picture of Hitler was stuck on Curly's butt!
  • In many of the Our Gang-Little Rascals film series, the kids' pet dog would not hesitate to even the score with any bad person with a well-placed bite to that person's tush!
  • A zombie attacks a cheerleader by biting her on the ass in Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave.
  • In the Surreal Horror film Hausu, Mac's decapitated head bites Fanta in the rear.
  • In City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold the main characters are told a story of some guy who got bitten by a rattlesnake while taking a crap. Later Phil thinks he's been bitten, and after much deliberation, Mitch prepares to suck the venom out only to see that Phil just sat on a cactus.
  • In Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, when the zombified Crazy Cat Lady next door attacks the protagonists, she manages to catch one by his shorts, pull them down and proceeds to try and bite him in the ass... except that she lost her dentures a moment ago, meaning she merely gums his ass cheek.
  • In Garfield: A Tail Of Two Kitties, when Odie, together with Jon Arbuckle, arrives at Carlyle Castle and bites Lord Dargis on the clothed bottom, causing him to discard the bow and arrow, although Jon manages to catch it.

  • In Extinction (War of the Spider Queen series), a warrior told how an upstart mage of his House once tried to "teach him his place" by polymorphing him into a riding lizard and saddling him. This didn't quite work as planned, in that the transgressor was unable to sit for some time, blaming it on a "riding accident".
  • In The Dresden Files book Changes, Mouse the Celestial Foo Dog of the titular wizard threatens the Leanansidhe, Harry Dresden's Faerie Godmother with this if she does not behave. Lea actually seems a slightly taken aback.
  • In the Discworld novel Jingo, Angua, a werewolf, mentions having bitten someone on the bum.
  • When discussing becoming a bird or a fish in Dr. Franklin's Island, Semi says that she would like to be a great white shark and bite Doctor Skinner's bum. Bite it right off.
  • Defied in The Silver Sword. Jan wants to set Ludwig the dog on an official who is determined to see that all refugees in the area are sent home in the hope of seeing the dog bite a hole in the man's trousers. However, Ruth restrains Ludwig until the man has gone.
  • In the Ghatti's Tale series, most ghatten seeking to Bond will bite a hand or maybe an ankle. Pw'eek, however, took this route. That's what you get for leaving the washroom door unlocked.
  • In the Franny K. Stein book Attack of the 50-Ft. Cupid, Igor saves Franny's life when she's about to be shot with an arrow by the titular 50-Ft. Cupid when Igor bites the Cupid on one of his buttocks.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Xena: Warrior Princess is bitten on the arse by Ares's dog in the episode "Old Ares Has a Farm".
  • In the David Lynch/Mark Frost soap-opera On the Air, a dog bites the large backside of the angry assistant of an actress.
  • The unlucky Raven from That's So Raven gets her booty bitten twice during a costume party.
  • Power Rangers Samurai: During the Megazord battle with Eyescar, he has a grip on the Claw Battlezord, using it as a Human Shield (so to speak) against the Samurai Megazord. Cue the summoning of the Sharkzord, which runs around behind him and chomps him on the backside so he'll let go.
  • Alluded to in Mock the Week, in the category "Things You Wouldn't Hear in a Thriller", where Frankie Boyle talks about a serial killer who went unknown until he earned the title 'The Butt Muncher'. He is then followed by one of his 'victims'
    Russell Howard: [holding his behind] AHH! The Butt Muncher's got me!
  • In one episode of $#*! My Dad Says William Shatner's character gets a patient who mooned a tiger at close range to make a Youtube video.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • Heartland Wrestling Association's El Piranha, who became WCW's Shark Boy, and his many, successors. It is unwise to place your butt in their faces.
  • Vince McMahon once ordered Hornswoggle to kiss his ass. Hornswoggle bit his ass instead. Out of spite, Vince claimed it still counted as kissing his ass, as his lips still made contact with his butt.
  • During a match in WWE's revamped ECW Hornswoggle bit Natalya on her butt.

  • In The Gamer's Alliance, the bull sharks that gather at the harbor of Shipwreck Cove go into a frenzy when they taste blood from the battle happening there, and they end up biting the rogue Captain Kusotare in the ass when he ends up in water.

    Video Games 
  • In Conker's Bad Fur Day, Conker mounts a Raptor and uses it to actually bite chunks out of a giant caveman's butt. It Makes Sense in Context.
  • In Mickey Mania, Pluto gives Pete a bite on the rear at the beginning of the final boss fight, just like in the cartoon it's based on (see below).
  • In Fossil Fighters Frontier, your sidekick, Nibblesaurus, has a habit of biting your friend Nate in the butt. At first, it happens because Nate taunts him, but it then becomes the defining characteristic of their relationship, such that Nate actively encourages Nibblesaurus to bite him.
  • According to its early Pokédex entries, Totodile from Pokémon was notorious for this with certain entries stating to 'never turn your back on it'.
  • In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Wisdurm does this to Luigi a couple of times while he and Mario are looking for her, but since her teeth are so small, Luigi doesn't even notice.

    Web Comics 
  • In Slightly Damned young Iratu was shown latching onto Seymour Sinclair's posterior in a flashback arc.
  • In one Girl Genius installment, Agatha comments on the propensity of large spiders to run up your leg and bite you on the butt. Though the one actually seen in the comic goes straight to webbing up its chosen victim and perching on her head with knife and fork at the ready.
  • Sunstone's Alan playfully does this to Anne when they finally get together. It's more of a kinky love bite than anything else though.

    Western Animation 
  • Blitz of Road Rovers often does this to the bad guys. Hearing him brag about gets a LOT of wry looks from the others.
  • Many times in Looney Tunes, MGM Cartoons, etc. Often the dog will hang on for a very long time, like hours.
  • Hanna-Barbera has two dogs known to follow the trope: Muttley and Precious Pup. Dino from The Flintstones also had been known to give a nip or two to Fred's behind from time to time
  • In the Tex Avery cartoon "Three Little Pups", the wolf is bitten in the butt by a bulldog. He goes to a changing screen and hangs up his pants... with the dog still attached. A few scenes later he walks by the screen again and the dog is still there! Wolf tells him...
    Wolf: Okay, break it up son. Jokes over ya'hear?
  • One Rita and Runt short from Animaniacs is a parody of Les Misérables, and has a character who'd been bitten break into song about it (lyrics shown).
  • It happens in some Woody Woodpecker cartoons, generally to a dumb dogcatcher or the mean-spirited Miss Meany.
  • In the Rugrats episode "The Smell of Success", the bully that has been bothering Chuckie and Tommy the entire episode gets knocked backwards into an anthill by Chuckie's sneeze. The ants crawl down the back of the bully's shorts and bite his rear end, prompting him to run off.
  • Referenced on The Simpsons
    Homer: Lisa, remember that postcard Grampa sent us from Florida of that alligator biting that woman's bottom?
    Bart: Oh, yeah, that was brilliant!
    Homer: That's right, we all thought it was hilarious. But it turns out we were wrong: that alligator was sexually harassing that woman.
    Bart: And the dog in the Coppertone ad? Same deal, Dad?
    Homer: Well, that's kind of a grey area.
  • Besides the aforementioned purple fly, there's also the Japanese slumber bug in The Smurfs Season 9 episode "Papa's Big Snooze".
  • T.U.F.F. Puppy: Dudley Puppy not only is an animal, but he also bites his butt himself!
  • This happens to Mr. Bogus in the third act of the episode "Bookstore Bogus", after a giant bug bites him in the backside, and tears off a piece of his painting jacket.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy:
    • In "Look Into My Eds", Kevin is hypnotized into a monkey and bites Ed on the rear end.
    • In "Good Ol' Ed", when the aforementioned episode is recalled, Ed brings up the time Kevin bit him on the rear and Eddy demonstrates by biting Ed on the rear as well.
  • In Wakfu season 2, during "Le Rush" in Rushu's world, Sadlygrove is bitten in the butt by one of the 666 minor demons the heroes are fighting.
  • Phineas and Ferb: In "One Good Scare Ought to Do It!", Suzie Johnson sics her poodle on Candace, and he does this.
  • In one episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, Gary bites Squidward's rear end, and Mr. Krabs' in the end.
  • Wild Kratts: Happens to Zack in the Gila monster episode.
  • In the 3-2-1 Penguins! episode "The Green-Eyed Monster", the titular monster delivers a bite to Midgel's rear end.
  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers has Plato, a police dog known for his "crime bite", which involves him biting a criminal in the backside. However, he only appears in the story arc which explores the origins of the Rescue Rangers.
  • In My Gym Partner's a Monkey, Superintendent Wolverine constantly threatens this to the other characters, to the point his Catchphrase is "Do I need to bite you on the buttocks?"
  • Private Snafu: In "Private Snafu vs. Malaria Mike", Malaria Mike bites Snafu on the ass using a steel proboscis shaped like a harpoon.
  • In the Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? episode "Work", the montage of Robot Jones and recall officer Nutz taking away machines that Nutz claims need to be recalled includes a scene where they recall a robotic dog-walker. The dog being walked responds by biting Robot's backside.
  • In the Quack Pack episode "Pardon My Molecules", Dewey pranks Huey by tricking him into sitting on a lizard, which then bites Huey's behind.
  • In the C.O.P.S. episode "The Case of the Crook with a Thousand Faces", Blitz prevents a man from falling down an elevator shaft by biting his rear end.

    Real Life 
  • Wolves actually do this as a hunting method. When taking on larger prey such as elk or moose, they bite into the hindquarters and rip out chunks so that the victim quickly dies from blood loss.
  • Lions not only bite large prey such as buffalo on their rears, but cling to or even climb onto their intended dinner's hindquarters while doing so, to force the prey to its knees with sheer weight.


Video Example(s):


Alex bites Marty on the butt

Going a little crazy with hunger for meat, Alex the Lion's predatory instincts cause him to attack his friend Marty the Zebra, biting his flank without realizing he's done it.

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