I ran across this picture, and I'm trying to find out what animal it is.http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cYf0RM20D8U/Tp7-mZVODYI/AAAAAAAAj0...Suggestions so far (from the Pet Lovers board) include badger, wolverine, bearcat and raccoon dog. None of them seem right. Raccoon dog was close, I think, but the whiskers don't match.Has anyone seen one before and if so do you know what it is?Nancy
I;d say badger, but truly I have no idea...
Suggestions so far (from the Pet Lovers board) include badger, wolverine, bearcat and raccoon dog. None of them seem right. Raccoon dog was close, I think, but the whiskers don't match.It looks like something in the cat family. Doesn’t look like a badger (See; http://images.ask.com/fr?q=picture+of+a+badger&desturi=h... ), wolverine (See; http://www.mnn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/node-galle... ) and the face of the raccoon dog and tail doesn’t seem to be close (See; http://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mo... ). The closest thing that I have found is in The family Viverridae (See; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viverridae ), possibly a crossbreed.;-)C.J.V. - but something in the cat family, yes
My guess is wolverine, which looks almost like a little bear like this fella does. Badgers are smaller and less stocky. I think they have pointier faces, although it's been a while since I've seen one. This critter doesn't look like any kind of cat to me.
I did some web searching and I believe its a palawan bearcat, aka binturong (Arctictis binturong).http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binturong
Thx, Jennlee--I never even heard of a binturong. I googled "zoo binturong" and came up with good results. Clearly we're overdue for zoo visits. From the Houston Zoo website:"“What is THAT??” That’s a question we hear each time we take our binturong, Hannah, out for a public appearance. And it’s the reason behind why she’s here at the zoo. Introducing our guests to species they’ve never encountered before is what we do best at Natural Encounters. Binturongs are hard to describe, difficult to relate to other species and are elusive in the wilds of southeast Asia where they are from. Even taxonomists, who are paid to do this sort of thing, have a hard time classifying them. Currently they are classified in a group of small carnivores called civets that includes things like genets (which is another little known animal, once again, hard to describe)."http://houstonzooblogs.org/zoo/tag/binturong/
I did some web searching and I believe its a palawan bearcat, aka binturong (Arctictis binturong).And I got an email from someone who said it was a bearcat, so I guess that's it. The thick, plushy fur and the stripes threw me off.I'd looked at the raccoon dog, which has a plushy look to it, but the face was wrong.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raccoon_dogNancy
It looks similar to a civet. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://civet.berkeley.ed...I don't think the photo was taken in the US, the Nestle cooler or freezer in the background is more frequently seen outside the US.Cosmos
A mutant field mouse?
Pretty sure it's an Asian Bearcat. I guess pics with them climbing on a person's shoulders are pretty common. Here's a pic of one climbing all over what appears to be Newt Gingrich:http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&biw=1280&bih=819&...LWW
I gave you a rec for amazingness. How did you know that and how did you find that photo??Wendy
gad someone found it-my first guess (without googling) would have been the tanuki...peace & Villa Incognito*tThe first line of Villa Incognito (by Tom Robbins) readsIt has been reported that Tanuki fell from the sky using his scrotum as a parachute.
The one in the blue shirt appears to be Homo Sapiens.Maybe.
I'd looked at the raccoon dog, which has a plushy look to it, but the face was wrong.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raccoon_dogNow THOSE are cute. This other binturong thing...holy crap, I'll be having nightmares for a week! STOP linking photos of it, people!<shudder>kasha
I gave you a rec for amazingness. How did you know that and how did you find that photo??Pretty simple. I saw that someone had suggested it was an Asian Bearkat, so I Googled images to see if any of them resembled Nancy's picture. While looking at the images, I saw what appeared to be Newt, so I posted it.LWW
Now THOSE are cute. This other binturong thing...holy crap, I'll be having nightmares for a week! STOP linking photos of it, people!I'd totally have one for a pet, if they were allowed here. I do plan on seeing the one at the Houston Zoo sometime this fall. LWW
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