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what animal could this be?

Postby lafemelle » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:05 am

I don't have a picture, just a very odd description: the size of a house cat, looks like a racoon, a monkey, and a lemur all in one. It has a white, flat (almost smashed-looking) face and a gray body, and a stub for a tail. It waddles when it walks and it does have fur. Any ideas? It was wandering near my house and I've never seen one before, and after lots of research I can't find out what it's called.
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Re: what animal could this be?

Postby mcar » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:28 am

But it would be better if we could see a photo of that one.
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Postby wbla3335 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:04 pm

Where in the world are you?
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Re: what animal could this be?

Postby lafemelle » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:19 am

I don't have a photo, I was driving at the time and stopped to get a good look at it...didn't have a place to pull over, get out and snap a picture though.

I'm in the US, in Idaho.
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Postby mcar » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:14 am

If it's not a hassle for you to go back to the place where you exactly saw that ??? thing, would you like to come back?
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Postby wbla3335 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:08 pm

Nope, sorry. Even hauled out my old field guide to the mammals. The closest I could find would have been a hoary marmot that that got hit in the face with a frying pan and then got its tail caught in the door.
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Postby jyaron » Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:48 am

Might be that God GaryGaulin was looking for.
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Postby Mikey » Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:45 am

Could it have been a Marmota caligata (Hoary Marmot)?
http://www.tradebit.com/usr/stock-photo ... 158852.jpg
without a tail? :wink:
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Re: what animal could this be?

Postby Homeostasis » Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:44 am

there is a disease called Mange where animals lose their fur. In patches or altogether. You probably just saw a sick stray cat or raccoon that was very deformed. Perhaps one with mange. :shock:
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