7 thoughts on “Name That Animal

  1. And after showing the pic to a friend from Florida, who laughed and said it was too small to be a nutria, I’m unsure. Its tail is too furry for it to be a muskrat, so maybe it’s some critter occupying a similar habitat niche on another continent, like Asia, in which case, I don’t know what it’s called.


  2. Ooo! Ooo! Damn. I don’t remember what they’re called. But I read about them earlier this year, they’re a species of S. American rat that’d been thought extinct for a century. I remember, because I thought, now, there’s a pretty rat. Such color!



    This is a red-crested tree rat. They were thought extinct, having been last sighted in 1898 before suddenly showing up again in 2011. Yay!

    From Wired:

    A red-crested tree rat, a rodent about the size of a guinea pig, has been sighted for the first time in decades. The relatively unknown creature made a casual reappearance in a Colombian nature reserve after over a century, and even stayed around for a photo shoot.

    To those who guessed nutria – we already did that one!

    (I can’t remember many of the Name That Animals myself and in fact sometimes I forget them between the time I post the picture and when it comes time for me to post the answer. Hopefully you all have better retention abilities than me.)



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