OT - The great mammal thread!

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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by PNWHerper » February 18th, 2012, 8:09 am

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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Andy Avram » February 18th, 2012, 11:11 am

gbin wrote:
Andy Avram wrote:I have a few interesting shots, but I will start off today with a Least Weasel...
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Are you sure on that ID, Andy? The animal in your picture looks more like a mink to me, and the setting seems more like where one would encounter a mink, too. A least weasel's eyes and ears should look larger, as in stlouisdude's picture:
Gerry,

Positive on the ID. The area was a vast open field/prairie, the weasel had a little short tail, a complete white belly (not just white spotting on the chin and throat) and it (along with it's mate) was only 6" long.

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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by jayder85 » February 18th, 2012, 11:18 am

Here is a little Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus) where i used to work as a cave guide in college. Not a great quality photo, sorry. I always enjoyed seeing these little guys.

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Post by Barry R » February 18th, 2012, 11:28 am

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Mystery Canid, Southern IN. ;)

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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Natalie McNear » February 18th, 2012, 12:21 pm

The only decent wild mammal shot I've got:

Long-tailed Weasel
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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Marty Whalin » February 18th, 2012, 1:48 pm

Hoary Bat

"My first thought was, he lied in every word,
That hoary cripple, with malicious eye..."

justinm wrote: UID Bat, it was larger and alone
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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Andy Avram » February 18th, 2012, 1:52 pm

Hoary Bats do not hibernate in caves, nor do I even think they hibernate at all. They migrate south.

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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Marty Whalin » February 18th, 2012, 2:07 pm

Andy Avram wrote:Hoary Bats do not hibernate in caves, nor do I even think they hibernate at all. They migrate south.
Our Hoarys are supposed to winter in Mexico. That one was in a cave in Southern Indiana in January. Unless you think it's something else, but what else could it be?

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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Curtis Hart » February 18th, 2012, 2:21 pm

Central American Wooly Opossum.
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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Andy Avram » February 18th, 2012, 2:32 pm

Marty Whalin wrote:
Andy Avram wrote:Hoary Bats do not hibernate in caves, nor do I even think they hibernate at all. They migrate south.
Our Hoarys are supposed to winter in Mexico. That one was in a cave in Southern Indiana in January. Unless you think it's something else, but what else could it be?
Red Bats, which like Hoary Bats are in the genus Lasiurus, and migrate south. If cold weather hits while migrating they just plunge into the leaf litter and wait for reasonable weather. There is some evidence they hibernate under the leaf litter too. Either way not a cave species. Hoary Bats are also huge, noticeably bigger than other bats you will see, and have a different colored head than the body.

That dew covered bat is hard to tell. Tri-colored Bats (formerly E. Pipistrelles) are known to commonly become dew covered if hibernating away from a group, but their arms are pink. Your bat's arms are black. I would call it is Myotis sp. of some sort, Little Brown, E. Small-footed, Northern, etc... Looks too small to be a Big Brown Bat, which should be your only option outside of Myotis.

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Post by jayder85 » February 18th, 2012, 4:08 pm

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UID Bat, it was larger and alone
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Red Fur Bat
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The first pic looks like a cluster of Indiana's. The second photo looks like a Tricolor (the new name for the Pipistrelle) but like stated above, the forearms dont seem to be the right color. That said, maybe the angle, lighting etc. makes the forearm color appear different. It would be alot easier to ID with a size comparison of some kind. I would agree it is some type of myotis, probably a Little Brown or Pip.

The Red Bats are my favorite bat species!

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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by BillMcGighan » February 18th, 2012, 5:04 pm

Red Fox kit

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Post by Dell Despain » February 18th, 2012, 8:24 pm

Big Brown Bat Eptesicus fuscus, and not happy at all.
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Post by jonathan » February 18th, 2012, 10:28 pm

I don't think anyone has posted anything from Order Scandentia yet?

Northern Tree Shrew

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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by tai haku » February 19th, 2012, 5:53 am

Since there's so much bat love on this thread, here's a couple of my favourite shots from last year:

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Epauletted Fruit Bat, RSA.

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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Curtis Hart » February 19th, 2012, 7:26 am

I haven't seen any Macroscelidae yet.

Eastern Rock Elephant Shrew. Marrick Safari Lodge, South Africa.
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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Steve Barten » February 19th, 2012, 7:57 am

Leopard Seal, the lion of Antarctica.
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He swam under the zodiac and was about the same length, 12 feet.
He was chasing these:
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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Steve Barten » February 19th, 2012, 8:01 am

Here's a Gray Squirrel. I think he's playing 'possum.
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Post by herpseeker1978 » February 19th, 2012, 8:05 am

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Coyote

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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by stlouisdude » February 19th, 2012, 8:32 am

Something I love eating
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Post by J-Miz » February 19th, 2012, 12:50 pm

stlouisdude wrote:Something I love eating
I don't believe you. Have any photos to prove it?

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Post by BillMcGighan » February 19th, 2012, 6:02 pm

It's hard to be level headed here.


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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Dell Despain » February 19th, 2012, 10:07 pm

stlouisdude wrote: Something I love eating
Spare me the double entendre.

Madison river, Montana C. canadensis
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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Dell Despain » February 19th, 2012, 10:11 pm

Tai haku, those Epauletted Fruit bat shots are really cool.
Nice job.

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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Curtis Hart » February 20th, 2012, 10:13 am

Bengal Tiger, India Jan '10.
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Post by Steve Barten » February 20th, 2012, 1:33 pm

Black-mantled Tamarin wrecking a stalk of bananas.

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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Andy Avram » February 20th, 2012, 3:33 pm

Curtis... you take some awesome trips and have seen some truly awe-inspiring wildlife. I want to tag along with you on your next trip.

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Post by Dell Despain » February 20th, 2012, 9:00 pm

Andy Avram wrote:Curtis... you take some awesome trips and have seen some truly awe-inspiring wildlife.
A yeah ditto that. Is that Tiger photo from the "wilds" of India? If so that had to be a rush.

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Post by Dell Despain » February 20th, 2012, 9:07 pm

Another happy mammal to have it's photo taken by me. I have the same affect on women too.
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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Curtis Hart » February 20th, 2012, 9:34 pm

Long-tailed Weasel with prey, Glacier National Park.
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Thanks Andy and Dell. Andy, I just got back from Africa, so it could be a while until I take off again. I'll let you know though.
The Tiger was in the "wild", one of the major Tiger parks. I'll do a full post on it sometime. I'm going to take it slow with the mammal posts. Maybe one a week or so. I'm not sure when I'll get to that one.

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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Dell Despain » February 21st, 2012, 7:27 am

Curtis Hart wrote:The Tiger was in the "wild", one of the major Tiger parks.
Awesome.

I had to crawl up our boat docks scaffolding to get this poor photo of a Three toed Sloth.
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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by BillMcGighan » February 21st, 2012, 9:01 am

Dell,,,,,, a badger……. ……….. Really
I mean ………………………………. Really……
We don’t need no stinking badgers.



In NW FL, an out building that looked like this,

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And had a target animal under the board in the foreground,

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Also had this coon in the rafters.

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Post by Warren » February 21st, 2012, 4:08 pm

Another Middle Eastern BJ:

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Post by Curtis Hart » February 23rd, 2012, 7:55 am

Rough-toothed Dolphins, 50 miles of South Padre.
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Post by herpseeker1978 » February 23rd, 2012, 9:50 am

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Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin

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Post by Berkeley Boone » February 23rd, 2012, 12:06 pm

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Okay, I keed, I keed! These were taken at Zoo Atlanta. I just wanted to contribute something to this already outstanding thread. Mind boggling pictures everyone, very well done!
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EDIT: If PhotoBucket doesn't stop re-orienting pictures for me I'm gonna freak out. Sorry for the turned picture.....

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Post by Rags » February 24th, 2012, 12:07 am

Dusky Leaf-monkey (Trachypithecus obscurus) Penang, Malaysia.

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Post by Curtis Hart » February 24th, 2012, 8:11 pm

Purple-faced Leaf Monkey, Sri Lanka.
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I really like that shot of the Dusky Langur.

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Post by herpseeker1978 » February 26th, 2012, 7:47 am

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Gray Fox

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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Andy Avram » February 26th, 2012, 9:06 am

Josh, I am going to go with Gray Fox.

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Post by herpseeker1978 » February 26th, 2012, 11:14 am

Andy Avram wrote:Josh, I am going to go with Gray Fox.
I knew that, posted too early in the morning! :crazyeyes: :sleep: :crazyeyes:

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Post by Curtis Hart » February 26th, 2012, 3:11 pm

Arctic Shrew, thanks to Chis Smith for taking me out to find this.
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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Dell Despain » February 27th, 2012, 7:50 am

Curtis that Shrew shot is nice, and it reminded me of the Water Shrew I found as kid. I took it to my science teacher in Junior high, who went a little crazy over it, slapping me on the back. He made me feel like I'd found a lost species, he loved it.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... G_9035.JPG

I hope Warren doesn't see this, he'll want to eat one, if he hasn't already.

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Post by Dell Despain » February 27th, 2012, 7:53 am

Bullwinkle's girl friend, Montana.
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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Warren » February 27th, 2012, 8:45 am

I hope Warren doesn't see this, he'll want to eat one, if he hasn't already.
I think I did eat one, but I can't remember, as I may have blocked out the traumatic memory.
Constantly eating, vicious, stinky, venomous, echolocating little MFers ... that huge brain doesn't stop them from getting killed all the time ... but I can say the same about humans.

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Post by Josh Holbrook » February 27th, 2012, 3:28 pm

From the other night, 30 feet up in a slash pine (with no branches below it.) Saw it from a quarter mile away from the eyeshine.

Lynx rufus
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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Curtis Hart » February 27th, 2012, 6:27 pm

Geoffroy's Tamarin, Panama.
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Dell, I did see a Northern Water Shrew the same day as the Arctic. The long hairs on the feet were pretty cool.

Josh, that Bobcat is really nice.

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Post by mrichardson » February 28th, 2012, 7:29 am

Some great photos here. I will have to add a couple of my own later...

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Post by Rags » February 28th, 2012, 10:46 am

The Bobcat photo is a cracker.

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Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Curtis Hart » February 28th, 2012, 1:01 pm

Colugo, Java
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