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10/29/2015

10/19/2015

10/16/2015

Maned Rat

in color; I had to do this one just because the patterns in the fur stripe on the side so striking. Unlike anything you'd picture a rat to be.

10/14/2015

wolf howling

crested rat

Lophiomys imhausi, also called the maned rat. I saw a stuffed specimen in a museum once. This creature chews bark of a toxic tree and rubs the saliva into its fur, can drop a dog dead if bitten. Apparently scientists don't know yet how the rat avoids poisoning itself when preparing the toxin.

10/13/2015

10/03/2015

10/02/2015

moose

dall sheep ram

side and frontal view of the head