OT - The great mammal thread!

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OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by herpseeker1978 » February 15th, 2012, 6:08 pm

I thought it would be fun to start a mammal thread, post ONE of your favorite mammal photos! If you have more than one that you like, post it tomorrow! One post per day per person! Here is my contribution:
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Bison with a coyote attempting to feed on a bison carcass. The bison later circled and chased off the coyote and guarded the carcass. Really cool event to witness.

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Post by JAMAUGHN » February 15th, 2012, 6:28 pm

Not a great picture, but then it's not everyday that you have a Blue Whale fluke in front of you.

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Post by stlouisdude » February 15th, 2012, 9:25 pm

These guys are cool =) This one is from Peru.

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Post by crocdoc » February 15th, 2012, 9:27 pm

Pretty-faced wallaby (aka whiptail wallaby), Macropus parryi, photographed in Queensland a few years ago.
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Post by stlouisdude » February 15th, 2012, 9:30 pm

Great photo!

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Post by Owen » February 15th, 2012, 10:22 pm

Just to mix up the diversity:

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Post by Verhoodled » February 15th, 2012, 10:55 pm

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Not exactly the tiger I was looking for, but...

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Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » February 16th, 2012, 12:43 am

Pongo pygmaeus, Matang Wildlife Rehab Center, Sarawak.
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Post by crocdoc » February 16th, 2012, 12:52 am

Macaca fascicularis, Indonesia
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Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » February 16th, 2012, 1:00 am

Owen, that seal is too good to be true. I kept thinking about an advertising for which to use it :-)

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Post by fins72 » February 16th, 2012, 4:12 am

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Post by Josh Holbrook » February 16th, 2012, 5:20 am

Scrub-living Florida Black Bears (Ursus americanus floridanus)

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Post by jimoo742 » February 16th, 2012, 5:45 am

Hans Breuer (twoton) wrote:Owen, that seal is too good to be true. I kept thinking about an advertising for which to use it :-)

SEALy Posturepedic Beds of course

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Post by BillMcGighan » February 16th, 2012, 6:06 am

The very best way to see a Griz with cubs when you are fishing.

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Post by Don Becker » February 16th, 2012, 6:17 am

Homo sapien fieldherpum
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Post by Rags » February 16th, 2012, 6:34 am

No bats yet I see, therefore...

Fruitbat roost in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Post by BillMcGighan » February 16th, 2012, 6:42 am

Homo sapien fieldherpum
Obviously aberrant specimens! :roll:

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Post by Tim Borski » February 16th, 2012, 7:00 am

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If you look really close at the one in the back, you can see it's standing on a hill.

Tim

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Post by Dr. Dark » February 16th, 2012, 7:31 am

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A big male coati in Alajuela province, Costa Rica, giving me the evil eye dare I steal his hard-won banana!

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Post by KingCam » February 16th, 2012, 7:34 am

Do marsupials count? :lol: :lol:

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(Okay, so this definitely isn't my favorite, I just can't seem to find any other photos of furry creatures at the moment.)

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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Curtis Hart » February 16th, 2012, 10:06 am

Great topic.
A Transient Killer Whale off Monterey Bay, California.
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Post by Owen » February 16th, 2012, 10:41 am

Le Pew

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Post by Bryan Hamilton » February 16th, 2012, 2:00 pm

Tamias dorsalis = rattlesnake food

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Post by Don Becker » February 16th, 2012, 2:37 pm

I suppose I will contribute something real here too. It's not an uncommon site, but I like to watch the babies wrestle in the spring and roll off the lodges.
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Post by reptilist » February 16th, 2012, 2:52 pm

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Tempe Coeds by reptilist, on Flickr

Oh, you mean naked mammals... I have so many, but here's one:

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Pronghorn Herd by reptilist, on Flickr

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Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » February 16th, 2012, 3:35 pm

Oh, you mean naked mammals...
It's "The great mammal thread".....not "mammary thread".

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Post by pete » February 16th, 2012, 4:00 pm

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keeping with the pinniped theme

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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Andy Avram » February 16th, 2012, 4:14 pm

Great thread topic. Especially for winter, when all many of us are seeing are mammals (and birds).

I have a few interesting shots, but I will start off today with a Least Weasel, and it's mate which ran off before I could photo it. I was looking for snakes and found a weasel nest. Using a stick, I touched this weasel on it's butt to make it get out of the crack for a picture and it just growled/chirped at me. I looked at my friend, shrugged, reached down and using my index finger, scratched the animals hind-end. Pretty cool to pet a wild weasel, although not something I would recommend.
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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Andy Avram » February 16th, 2012, 4:18 pm

Tim Borski wrote:If you look really close at the one in the back, you can see it's standing on a hill.
Tim
Tim, I don't get it, but I want too. There appears to be a ghost cow in the picture, a cow mounting another cow and one cow further away in the background...
Dr. Dark wrote:A big male coati in Alajuela province, Costa Rica, giving me the evil eye dare I steal his hard-won banana!
Dave, you just put that picture in to taunt me. Still can't believe we missed on Coati last June.

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Post by reptilist » February 16th, 2012, 4:21 pm

That's a KILLER whale shot... The Orca.

Here's a Mule Deer crossing a barbed wire fence.

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Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » February 16th, 2012, 4:32 pm

Andy Avram wrote:
Tim Borski wrote:If you look really close at the one in the back, you can see it's standing on a hill.
Tim
Tim, I don't get it, but I want too.
I'm wondering if Tim was alluding to the old story about Father Bull and Son Bull standing on the hill....

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Post by Curtis Hart » February 16th, 2012, 4:46 pm

Nice job on the Least Weasel, Andy. You don't see those often.

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Post by salamanderhunter » February 16th, 2012, 4:58 pm

Speaking of seeing a grizzlies hind end... I just read somewhere that in the early days of spanish settlement over here, there are four recorded instances of putting a grizzly in an arena with a bull (american bison). All four records indicate it was no contest. The buffalo charged the grizz...and the grizz broke the buffalo's neck with one swipe. Wow.

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Post by pete » February 16th, 2012, 5:04 pm

A cow mounting another cow!!!! :shock: :shock: bovine lesbians :o :o :lol:

Tim, I am saddened by your use of pornography. The worst part is your subtle re-direction by focusing on the hillside cow, all the while depravity is occurring in the main herd. :oops:

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Post by Tim Borski » February 16th, 2012, 5:58 pm

Tim Borski wrote:Image

If you look really close at the one in the back, you can see it's standing on a hill.

Tim

C’mon guys you don’t see the magic in this image?! It’s got it all…paranormal cow stuff, Holstein lesbianism, even a fence post. The lone cow on a hill is just gravy.

My job is done.
:lol:
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Post by Dan Krull » February 16th, 2012, 6:09 pm

More coeds please...



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Post by herpseeker1978 » February 16th, 2012, 6:16 pm

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Hawaiian Monk Seal nursing young

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Post by stlouisdude » February 16th, 2012, 6:23 pm

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Another weasel just because they are fun

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Post by Tim Borski » February 16th, 2012, 6:28 pm

More coeds please...
:lol:

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Post by chris drake » February 16th, 2012, 6:56 pm

I was trying to decide what pic to SQUIRREL!! :)

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Post by ALT » February 16th, 2012, 7:44 pm

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He's not dik dik-ing around. :P

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Post by Dell Despain » February 16th, 2012, 8:25 pm

Jaguar tracks in the Amazon.
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Panthera onca. From my old crappy point and shoot. But still......it's a freaking Jaguar.
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Post by Curtis Hart » February 16th, 2012, 8:37 pm

Young Cheetahs at play in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa.
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Nice mammal ALT.

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Post by Ames » February 16th, 2012, 8:56 pm

Mona: or Communes with Coyotes - the story is that this little one sort or gets along with the coyotes.
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Creek Side, Young Buck, fed on by coyotes
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Musk Rat
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Communes with Coyotes, Mona.
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Post by reptilist » February 16th, 2012, 9:19 pm

It's a freakin' Jaguar!
That wins.

Now I have to make it my mission to photograph a jaguar in SE AZ.

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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by jonathan » February 16th, 2012, 9:56 pm

I have 20 pictures I want to post (gibbon, pronghorn, pika, malayan porcupine, bighorn sheep, elephant seal, river otter, etc.), but I will bite the bullet and post just one:

American Badger in Kern County

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Okay, this doesn't count because it's a video. Long-tailed Weasel swimming in the Santa Monica Mountains - from last week.


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Post by Josh Holbrook » February 16th, 2012, 9:58 pm

I think where this is all going is...


Mammal Forum!


Betcha 99% of the people viewing don't know what this is: Image

kudos to the first correct guess.

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Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » February 16th, 2012, 10:01 pm

One of those weird South American rodents? Starts with a "p"?

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Post by Josh Holbrook » February 16th, 2012, 10:03 pm

The first sentence is correct. The second is not ;-) This species actually has a a fairly standardized common name.

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Post by mjd123 » February 16th, 2012, 10:06 pm

Patagonian cavy

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