Here is a quick, one question quiz for the willing:
Name this mammal:
It is named after a celestial body.
It's cousins are sticky subjects.
This creature looks as if it had been caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place.
It smells like a skunk, but is not related to the mustelids.
It has the nose of an opossum with a split difference, and wears a mask like the Lone Ranger.
Hi yo Silver, away!
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You got it young lady.......
Nose like a possum with split....split from tip to between incisors
Between a rock and a hard place....body is laterally compressed
Smell comes from two scent glands at tail base....
Japanese racoon dog . God of gluttony , boozing , and restaurantures . Looks like he fits most clues but I can't find where he stinks or a sticky cousin . Oh well , atleast he has something to do with booze ! LOL I never even heard of these things untill now . strange looking animal with mask like a coon and some fox color . They are canis family also . Oops ! Got to get back to work ! Later , Bradlee
Everyone posted at the same time ! LOL Bradlee
Having done extensive research <wink> in the geomyids I think its a ECHINOSOREX GYMNURUS by the description, haven't eaten one in years, any prizes here Glen? Did I win?
The prize today was a mule meat sandwich on a golden palomino bun.
I will........uh, oh.....I turned my back to write this, and the dawg et the samich. You'll have to wait until I can bag another mule.
hard to kill em and you don't know when they are dead cause they fake it so well LOL I didn't even know we had moonrats til i looked at the link, we always called them " the other "other white meat" :)
NO mask on this fellow ! LOL HIGH HO NOTHING , AWAY ! LOL JUst saying that a moon rat doesn't always have a mask ! Bradlee
I looked at the picture, and it looks to me like as if he just woke up.
Now do you suppose the Lone Ranger slept with his mask on?
Tonto would steal it if he didn't ! LOL The lone ranger always had a silver bullet with Tonto's name on it just incase he went for that mask ! LOL Bradlee