Name That Animal

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

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13 Comments

  1. D. Lake

     /  October 1, 2015

    meer Kats. Spelling probably not riht.

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  2. Kim Nichols

     /  October 1, 2015

    Meerkats

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  3. Clarice

     /  October 1, 2015

    I think they are another species of mongoose, but not meerkats.

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  4. Eucritta

     /  October 1, 2015

    I’m going to guess desert ground squirrel.

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  5. Liz

     /  October 1, 2015

    Prairie Dogs

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  6. The tail and face are very ground-squirrel-y, but better than that I cannot do…

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  7. Daniela

     /  October 1, 2015

    Are those Meercats?

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  8. KateH

     /  October 1, 2015

    I think ground squirrel – Larry, Curly & Moe. :-)

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  9. db

     /  October 1, 2015

    Meercats?

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  10. I don’t think they look quite like meerkats… I want to say, ‘African ground squirrel…’ (Did I make that up? Who knows what portion of my brain is prompting me now?) I am frequently mistaken… but/and appreciating the humility, & more, the exacerbated desire to (re)learn all these wonderful life facts because of these posts. In other words, this is Fun…!

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  11. Arlene

     /  October 1, 2015

    Prairie Dogs

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  12. Not meerkats, not gophers, not woodchucks. I’ m gonna say prairie dogs. They are in abundance in the Catskill mountains (upstate, New York) along with woodchucks, chipmunks,etc. We used to vacation there.

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  13. ANSWER TIME

    These are round-tailed ground squirrels. From Wiki:

    The round-tailed ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus tereticaudus), known as “Ardillón cola redonda” in Spanish, live in the desert of the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico. They are called “ground squirrels” because they burrow in loose soil, often under mesquite trees and creosote bushes.

    Good guessing all around. (Coming from someone who doesn’t know any of these animals and would guess ZEBRA every time.)

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