Name That Animal

For anyone wandering around the internet this New Year’s Eve, here is a little game with only one rule:  no researching.  Just post your best and/or lawlest guess  in the comments.  Reading other people’s answers before posting your own is optional.  Answer will be posted in the comments later today.


21 thoughts on “Name That Animal

  1. Mom was a snow leopard and dad was a ferret – their passion was a forbidden passion, but it burned with the fire of a thousand suns and would not be denied!

  2. Some sort of Lemur…what a beauty!! (The Windblown Fabio REALLY gave me pause…I could’ve gone ALL 2013 without thinking of that!)

  3. Oh, dear. I have to recuse myself, because I was looking at a picture of one of these just last night. *sits on hands*

  4. It’s a cross between a snake, maybe a python, and a mongoose, I’m sure. Who knows, but i think it is scary.

  5. It LOOKS like a breed of Serval cat….. but it’s neck sure is long and so is it’s body.. but then, there are several species of serval cats..

  6. I dont know anymore. I might have to take that back.. it kind of looks like a civet, but it’s head and neck are much smaller and longer…… so .. when you gonna tell us Biscuit! lol!! I cant’ stand it much longer!! lol!!


    This is a banded linsang. From the Wiki entry for this animal:

    The banded linsang (Prionodon linsang) is a linsang, a tree-dwelling carnivorous mammal of the Malay peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, and western Java.
    The banded linsang has very sharp retractable claws and razor sharp teeth. It is the rarest of the civets, and is sometimes called the tiger-civet.

  8. Dang! it’s about time! I would have still thought it to be some species of serval! I have never heard of this cat! And I had to think real hard about it not being a civet species. I just LOVE watching NatGeo Wild and the Animal Planet, if and when they ever have anything about cats on there (Animal Planet) but never have I ever seen or heard of a linsang. NatGeo’s where I thought I saw the civet species, but the serval is such a prominet cat and I’ve seen it on NatGeo before.. But never ever saw anything on a “linsang” … is it okay to go look it up now? I think I’ll email NatGeo and get them to do a story on this bugger! Thanks for the neat question!! and it IS a LOVELY cat! Happy New Year everyone!!! May God bless you all and especially bless all the animals in 2013! ~Kat~

  9. FUN FACT: Kopi Luwak is an expensive coffee obtained from beans collected from the droppings of the Asian palm civet, a catlike creature that eats ripened coffee beans. The taste of the beans is apparently improved by their passage through the animal’s digestive tract.

    MY QUESTION: Whose bright idea was it to first sample & brew the beans pooped out of a cat (or anything else)? Were they *that* desperate for their morning java and had nothing fresher layin’ around?

    1. Well Sirrahc,  if you eat anything with NutraSweet in it,, you’re eating bug crap.  Take a tour through the NutraSweet plant in Augusta Ga.  tiny little black bugs that eat a certain type of leaf and the droppings are collected and processed and poof… you have NutraSweet…  so who had THAT bright idea …  

      Just another tidbit what I call useless information.. ;)              “Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened”                               Kathie


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