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What animal is this...?
Daz - 11-10-2008 at 10:31

We've just come back from a few days in Cornwall, and on one of our trips out we went to Newquay Zoo.

This animal was just stood out in one of the picnic areas, anybody know what it is...? I could find no mention of it in the zoo's programme....


janet - 11-10-2008 at 10:48

This isn't a perfect fit - but something like a Mara?
It's certainly a large rodent...

Yes, I think a Mara might just be what it was?


shywitch - 11-10-2008 at 10:52

Patagonian Mara...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patagonian_Mara


Daz - 11-10-2008 at 14:41

Thanks Janet and Babs. Mystery solved....!

waveysmiley


Dreamweaver - 11-10-2008 at 15:01

Sheesh at big rats on the picnic area :) Hope they were friendlies Daz :)


janet - 11-10-2008 at 22:04

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Originally posted by Daz
Thanks Janet and Babs. Mystery solved....!

waveysmiley


Thinking about it, though - if it was just roaming around... does that mean that they're (mara) out and about in the wild?

I know that there are (or used to be) Wallaby wandering around in Oxfordshire... but mara could surely be a threat to local animals? As in, taking over their niche?


scholar - 11-10-2008 at 22:45

Daz--your picture looks like a combination of several animals photoshopped together. The rear feet area surely looks like those of a rabbit. The nose and mouth look a little like a lion or some other big cat. The ears look like those of a tiny bunny. The eye? Perhaps a rabbit or squirrel.

The Designer does use patterns of similar parts in different animals.:):)


Daz - 12-10-2008 at 10:41

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Originally posted by janet
Thinking about it, though - if it was just roaming around... does that mean that they're (mara) out and about in the wild?

I know that there are (or used to be) Wallaby wandering around in Oxfordshire... but mara could surely be a threat to local animals? As in, taking over their niche?


No idea. The Black swan certainly wasn't put off by him being there, both were happily loose in the picnic area.

The Mara(?), at first we thought it was a statue of some sort, because it was motionless and there were people very near it. It was real though, it finally looked around, and when we went back past minutes later it had laid down, and disappeared altogether, later on in the day.


LSemmens - 12-10-2008 at 11:44

Check Janet's links Scholar, I think she is correct.


Daz - 12-10-2008 at 12:36

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Originally posted by LSemmens
Check Janet's links Scholar, I think she is correct.


I think you are in line for a whoosh my friend....;)


LSemmens - 12-10-2008 at 12:39

Keh??? confused2


Daz - 12-10-2008 at 12:48

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Originally posted by LSemmens
Keh??? confused2


Sorry. ;)

I was under the impression it was just another attempt for Scholar to bring god (The Designer) in to yet another thread...

It is after all pretty obvious it's not a Photoshop image, seeing as I took the photo myself while at the Zoo...! ;)


Swish Checkley - 13-10-2008 at 10:00

I've only just seen this thread but yes it is a mara :)


John Barnes - 13-10-2008 at 14:43

Capybara. or Coypu it bears some resemblance to their South American heritage they do have escaped ones out in the British wilds jmb