Name That Animal

This is just for fun and the only rule is:  no researching.  Post your best guesses in the comments.  Reading other people’s answers before posting your own is optional.  Answer will be posted in the comments tomorrow.

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  1. KateH

     /  August 14, 2014

    Her name is Cheryl and she wished the photographer hadn’t spooked the small rodent she was going after.

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  2. Who do you think we are, “Retrieverman?” ;)

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  3. db

     /  August 14, 2014

    Looks like she was put together by committee . . . striking girl, though.

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  4. Clarice

     /  August 14, 2014

    My first thought is hyena. This animal has a longer thinner body and a longer snout, so maybe a relative of the hyena.

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  5. Aardwolf?

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  6. Isn’t this the African Wild Dog?

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  7. I’m thinking African Wild Dog too.

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  8. Eucritta

     /  August 14, 2014

    I’m not confident, but I’m going to guess aardwolf.

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  9. jean morlando

     /  August 14, 2014

    aardwolf, it lives in africa

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  10. ANSWER TIME

    This is an aardwolf. They are termite eaters. From Wiki:

    The aardwolf (Proteles cristata) is a small, insectivorous mammal, native to East Africa and Southern Africa.
    […]
    The aardwolf resembles a very thin striped hyena, but with a more slender muzzle, black vertical stripes on a coat of yellowish fur, and a long, distinct mane down the midline of the neck and back. They also have one or two diagonal stripes down the fore and hindquarters, along with several stripes on its legs. The mane is raised during confrontations in order to make the aardwolves appear larger. It is missing the throat spot that others in the family have. Its lower leg (from the knee down) is all black, and its tail is bushy with a black tip.

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