OT - The great mammal thread!

Post your warm-blooded air-breathing vertebrates!

Moderator: Scott Waters

User avatar
Curtis Hart
Posts: 595
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 4:07 pm
Location: Hillsdale County, Michigan

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Curtis Hart » February 16th, 2012, 11:21 pm

Josh Holbrook wrote:I think where this is all going is...


Mammal Forum!
How does that happen? There was an invertebrate forum after a post like this, so I guess it could work. Otherwise, this thing could end up in the board line. I have at least 5 months of different species of mammals if it's one a day.

That weasel swimming was pretty cool. I've never seen that before even on video.

Josh, I hate to admit it, but I had to look that one up. I guess I'm going to have to make it to southern South America one of these days.

Curtis

User avatar
Hans Breuer (twoton)
Posts: 3203
Joined: June 8th, 2010, 2:19 am
Location: Kuching, Sarawak (Borneo)
Contact:

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » February 16th, 2012, 11:31 pm

Aguti?

User avatar
JAMAUGHN
Posts: 1131
Joined: May 14th, 2011, 11:16 pm
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Contact:

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by JAMAUGHN » February 16th, 2012, 11:34 pm

I don't know what Josh's mammal is, so here's another weasel:

Image
Long-tailed Weasel, Mustela frenata by J. Maughn, on Flickr

User avatar
salamanderhunter
Posts: 185
Joined: June 11th, 2010, 9:57 pm
Location: chillicothe, ohio
Contact:

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by salamanderhunter » February 17th, 2012, 12:08 am

thats a rodent? as in rodentia? I wanna see it's tracks.

User avatar
Rags
Posts: 384
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 11:30 am
Location: U.K.

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Rags » February 17th, 2012, 1:29 am

Is the mystery animal a Mara?

Great photos on here. I was trying grade them by how pleased I would have been to have made the sighting. The Killer Whale was way out there ... until the Jaguar shot - amazing.

My offering for today,
Image
Three toed sloth with baby, Cahuita CR.

User avatar
Serpentes
Posts: 130
Joined: July 31st, 2010, 2:20 am
Location: Australia

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Serpentes » February 17th, 2012, 1:48 am

Squirrel Glider, Australia.
Image
Squirrel glider by Ssscott.vb, on Flickr

User avatar
Josh Holbrook
Posts: 2195
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 7:11 am
Location: Western North Carolina
Contact:

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Josh Holbrook » February 17th, 2012, 6:14 am

Rags wrote:Is the mystery animal a Mara?

Bingo. It's that rabbit/guinnea pig looking mix known as the Chacoan Mara.

Here's another South American mammal for you Curtis - sometimes those mammals just wont stay still, so extreme measures are required for a good photo: Image

User avatar
BillMcGighan
Posts: 2308
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 8:23 am
Location: Unicoi, TN

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by BillMcGighan » February 17th, 2012, 6:22 am

West Texas SUBOC food.

Image




PS
That's just the way Tamanduas hunt, Josh.
They pretend to be road kill, till unsuspecting vultures (or naturalists) get close, then they grab the prey by the neck and crush it in their gaping jaws.

User avatar
reptilist
Posts: 653
Joined: June 8th, 2010, 8:30 am
Location: Clifton, Arizona

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by reptilist » February 17th, 2012, 6:23 am

Kit Fox

Image
Kit Fox by reptilist, on Flickr

User avatar
Andy Avram
Posts: 897
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 9:37 am
Location: NE Ohio

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Andy Avram » February 17th, 2012, 6:25 am

So far I am giving top honors to the Blue Whale, Jaguar and African Hunting Dog. Also, to:
Josh Holbrook wrote:I think where this is all going is...
Mammal Forum!
Here is a picture I took of a bat house at work for a program.
They are all Little Brown Bats.
Image

Andy

p.s. Josh, I was going to guess Mara, but I see I have been beat to the punch.

User avatar
Andy Avram
Posts: 897
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 9:37 am
Location: NE Ohio

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Andy Avram » February 17th, 2012, 6:28 am

Josh, it is a Tamandua. Unfortunately, the only way I have ever seen one was DOR like that, but mine was in a town right next to a bus stop with 20 people waiting for the bus.

Andy

User avatar
Josh Holbrook
Posts: 2195
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 7:11 am
Location: Western North Carolina
Contact:

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Josh Holbrook » February 17th, 2012, 6:35 am

Andy Avram wrote:Josh, it is a Tamandua. Unfortunately, the only way I have ever seen one was DOR like that, but mine was in a town right next to a bus stop with 20 people waiting for the bus.

Andy
Me too. We were going to go to a place last time I was in Paraguay where Giant Anteaters are dirt common (2-3 see per day) but my car broke down :-/ Ahh well, next time.

User avatar
Curtis Hart
Posts: 595
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 4:07 pm
Location: Hillsdale County, Michigan

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Curtis Hart » February 17th, 2012, 6:50 am

Nantu Forest, Sulawesi.
Image

Andy, Josh, I've only seen the Southern Tamandua as road kill as well. I have seen the Mexican Tamandua in CR and Panama a handful of times alive.

User avatar
Andy Avram
Posts: 897
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 9:37 am
Location: NE Ohio

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Andy Avram » February 17th, 2012, 6:53 am

Andy, Josh, I've only seen the Southern Tamandua as road kill as well. I have seen the Mexican Tamandua in CR and Panama a handful of times alive.
I guess since mine was in Costa Rica, it would have been the Mexican or Northern species. Regardless it was dead...

Also, I can include your Babirusa in the top mammals from this thread. I remember that post awhile back. Jealous!

User avatar
Curtis Hart
Posts: 595
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 4:07 pm
Location: Hillsdale County, Michigan

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Curtis Hart » February 17th, 2012, 7:17 am

Andy Avram wrote:Also, I can include your Babirusa in the top mammals from this thread. I remember that post awhile back. Jealous!
Thanks, if there ever is a mammal forum, Sulawesi is one of the first posts I'll do. Also, are those Little Browns still using that bat house? I hear that is one of the hardest hit by White-nosed Syndrome and may not be around that much longer.





Curtis

User avatar
Andy Avram
Posts: 897
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 9:37 am
Location: NE Ohio

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Andy Avram » February 17th, 2012, 7:29 am

Also, are those Little Browns still using that bat house? I hear that is one of the hardest hit by White-nosed Syndrome and may not be around that much longer.
We'll find out this spring. White-nose Syndrome was found in Ohio I think last year (maybe the year before) but at the opposite end of the state from me. This past winter it has been confirmed in most of my surrounding counties...

Andy

User avatar
krismunk
Posts: 389
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 5:17 am
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by krismunk » February 17th, 2012, 7:31 am

We need some common snake food to balance off all the awesomeness, so here's a gerbil (greater Egyptian).

Image




... Another reason for this somewhat mundane choice is that I rarely get any pictures of mammals (and never any of the really cool stuff). Most of the mammal pics I do have look like the one below (sorry for breaking the 1 photo rule).

Josh's mara was easy (and guessed earlier, since Patagonian cavy is just another name for the same species). Now try naming the species in this shot ;)

Image

User avatar
jonathan
Posts: 3631
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 7:39 am
Contact:

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by jonathan » February 17th, 2012, 7:59 am

Curtis Hart wrote:That weasel swimming was pretty cool. I've never seen that before even on video.
I was lucky. I saw it bounding through the grass (I was above it across the bank of a broad stream) and pulled my camera out to try to get a picture. I missed the pic twice on land, but then it decided to move towards the stream and I got two pictures easily in the stream. It was such a wide stream that I had time to switch to video and get those five seconds as well. A man with a dog was walking in the weasel's general direction about 80-100 yards away - I wondered if it saw/scented them and decided to flee across water.



reptilist wrote:Kit Fox
That's just lovely. I saw my first last year while road cruising as it bounded along the road like a playful puppy. Heartbreakingly, it was roadkill by the time I passed through the next morning.

User avatar
klawnskale
Posts: 1211
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 6:09 pm

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by klawnskale » February 17th, 2012, 8:13 am

How about elephant seal porn?

Image

Bathing in the afterglow:

Image

User avatar
Steve Barten
Posts: 162
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 4:13 pm
Location: NE Illinois

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Steve Barten » February 17th, 2012, 8:16 am

Surprised not to have seen a white bear posted by page 3. Good idea for a thread.

Image

This one was doing a submissive yawn on the approach of a larger bear.
And no, not many herps were seen on this trip.

User avatar
Owen
Posts: 1922
Joined: June 10th, 2010, 11:35 pm
Location: San Jose', Northern Catcrapistan

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Owen » February 17th, 2012, 8:42 am

Blondie the CA Ground Squirrel and friend:

Image

User avatar
Dell Despain
Posts: 542
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 7:08 pm
Location: Montana

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Dell Despain » February 17th, 2012, 11:04 am

Driving back home from a fishing trip near Belt Montana.
Image

-Dell

User avatar
Dell Despain
Posts: 542
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 7:08 pm
Location: Montana

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Dell Despain » February 17th, 2012, 11:36 am

Josh Holbrook wrote:
I think where this is all going is...

Mammal Forum!
I hope not, I like this winter activity and wouldn't check out a mammal sub-forum as often.
Curtis Hart wrote:I have at least 5 months of different species of mammals if it's one a day.
I could do the same.....but enjoy the one photo a day thread.

-Dell

User avatar
Andy Avram
Posts: 897
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 9:37 am
Location: NE Ohio

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Andy Avram » February 17th, 2012, 11:50 am

Dell Despain wrote:
Josh Holbrook wrote:
I think where this is all going is...
Mammal Forum!
I hope not, I like this winter activity and wouldn't check out a mammal sub-forum as often.
-Dell
I think the only problem with a mammal forum on here would be that it would be insanely popular. Unlike birds, fish and invertebrates, there are no good mammal forums out there, so everyone that was interested would come to this one.

I am all for it. Or I should just learn how to make my own website and forum and do it myself...

Andy

User avatar
salamanderhunter
Posts: 185
Joined: June 11th, 2010, 9:57 pm
Location: chillicothe, ohio
Contact:

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by salamanderhunter » February 17th, 2012, 12:02 pm

mammal forum would be awesome. :beer:

User avatar
klawnskale
Posts: 1211
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 6:09 pm

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by klawnskale » February 17th, 2012, 12:25 pm

I firmly believe that people who enjoy herps are far more open minded and have a broader interest range than individuals who are preferential to other classes of fauna. Just go to another forum such as one that is predominantly about a mammal species and you probably won't find herps as regularly as you would mammals here.

User avatar
justinm
Posts: 3423
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 4:26 am
Location: Illinois
Contact:

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by justinm » February 17th, 2012, 12:26 pm

Andy Avram wrote:
Also, are those Little Browns still using that bat house? I hear that is one of the hardest hit by White-nosed Syndrome and may not be around that much longer.
We'll find out this spring. White-nose Syndrome was found in Ohio I think last year (maybe the year before) but at the opposite end of the state from me. This past winter it has been confirmed in most of my surrounding counties...

Andy
I've stopped going in caves because of this. I hope it's cause is found soon. I'd hate to lose the very healthy bat population near me.

User avatar
Dell Despain
Posts: 542
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 7:08 pm
Location: Montana

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Dell Despain » February 17th, 2012, 1:06 pm

Andy Avram wrote:I think the only problem with a mammal forum on here would be that it would be insanely popular. Unlike birds, fish and invertebrates, there are no good mammal forums out there, so everyone that was interested would come to this one.
Really? I've never looked for a mammal forum before, seems hard to believe. Okay I concede Josh's point, bring on the "mammal" (Said as if a swear word.) forum.
Andy Avram wrote:I am all for it. Or I should just learn how to make my own website and forum and do it myself...
You should do it, you'd do a good job too.

-Dell

User avatar
Josh Holbrook
Posts: 2195
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 7:11 am
Location: Western North Carolina
Contact:

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Josh Holbrook » February 17th, 2012, 1:13 pm

[quote="Dell Despain"
Andy Avram wrote:I am all for it. Or I should just learn how to make my own website and forum and do it myself...
You should do it, you'd do a good job too.
[/quote]

I'd join and post on a mammal forum :thumb: But admittedly a subforum on FHF would be pretty convenient and maybe convert some mam-enthusaists to herps ;-)

User avatar
Curtis Hart
Posts: 595
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 4:07 pm
Location: Hillsdale County, Michigan

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Curtis Hart » February 17th, 2012, 1:43 pm

Josh Holbrook wrote:I'd join and post on a mammal forum :thumb: But admittedly a subforum on FHF would be pretty convenient and maybe convert some mam-enthusaists to herps ;-)
This is how I feel about it as well. I would certainly frequent Andy's site, however, I would like to tap into the vast knowledge of mammal sightings from herpers.






Lion-tailed Macaque in the Western Ghats
Image

User avatar
herpseeker1978
Posts: 1137
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 7:05 am
Location: Albuquerque

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by herpseeker1978 » February 17th, 2012, 3:20 pm

Let's discuss a mammal forum here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10227 and keep the photos here!

Image
Rocky Mountain Elk near the Norris Geyser Basin
Image
a little closer

Josh

Coluber Constrictor
Posts: 1162
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 6:25 am
Location: Mobile, AL

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Coluber Constrictor » February 17th, 2012, 3:32 pm

No 'dillos yet? This is one of four I saw (they always have identical quadruplets) foraging, they paid no attention to me whatsoever. They wouldn't stand still long enough for me to get any better pics.

Image

User avatar
Rothdigga
Posts: 405
Joined: November 25th, 2010, 2:00 pm
Location: Long Beach, CA
Contact:

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Rothdigga » February 17th, 2012, 4:37 pm

I've got a TON of mammal pics, but here's 2 to start...
Young Moose I saw while Pike fishing in Alaska
Image

Not a very exciting mammal, Capuchin Monkey from Costa Rica, but I do like how the photo came out.
Image

User avatar
pete
Posts: 745
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 6:11 pm
Location: cape cod ma.

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by pete » February 17th, 2012, 6:24 pm

I'm loving all these shots!! FANTASTIC idea for a thread :thumb:

feeding humpback with a hitchhiker
Image

User avatar
Josh Holbrook
Posts: 2195
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 7:11 am
Location: Western North Carolina
Contact:

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Josh Holbrook » February 17th, 2012, 7:40 pm

Coluber Constrictor wrote:No 'dillos yet? This is one of four I saw (they always have identical quadruplets) foraging, they paid no attention to me whatsoever. They wouldn't stand still long enough for me to get any better pics.

Image

The key is to catch them ;-)

Here's me with a bowling ball in Paraguay Image

User avatar
Don Becker
Posts: 3331
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 3:21 am
Location: Iowa
Contact:

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Don Becker » February 17th, 2012, 7:48 pm

I caught an armadillo when I lived in Florida. Those things bounce ALOT!

User avatar
PNWHerper
Posts: 667
Joined: July 8th, 2011, 1:04 pm
Location: King County, WA

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by PNWHerper » February 17th, 2012, 7:49 pm

Guess which mammal to whom this rump belongs...

Image

Coluber Constrictor
Posts: 1162
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 6:25 am
Location: Mobile, AL

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Coluber Constrictor » February 17th, 2012, 7:51 pm

I never could get up the nerve to actually catch an armadillo. They may not have teeth, but it seems like they could scratch you up pretty good!

Josh, what species is that Paraguayan 'dillo?

User avatar
Don Becker
Posts: 3331
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 3:21 am
Location: Iowa
Contact:

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Don Becker » February 17th, 2012, 7:55 pm

Coyote?
PNWHerper wrote:Guess which mammal to whom this rump belongs...

Image

User avatar
Josh Holbrook
Posts: 2195
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 7:11 am
Location: Western North Carolina
Contact:

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Josh Holbrook » February 17th, 2012, 7:58 pm

Coluber Constrictor wrote:I never could get up the nerve to actually catch an armadillo. They may not have teeth, but it seems like they could scratch you up pretty good!

Josh, what species is that Paraguayan 'dillo?
Most of the species are pretty harmless - the nine-bandeds don't hurt a bit, but can be difficult to get a hold of.

That species is a 3-bander - one of about 13 species in Paraguay - http://www.faunaparaguay.com/tolypeutesmatacus.html

User avatar
Serpentes
Posts: 130
Joined: July 31st, 2010, 2:20 am
Location: Australia

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Serpentes » February 17th, 2012, 8:18 pm

krismunk wrote:Josh's mara was easy (and guessed earlier, since Patagonian cavy is just another name for the same species). Now try naming the species in this shot ;)
Looks like Caribou or Reindeer down the hill.

User avatar
Owen
Posts: 1922
Joined: June 10th, 2010, 11:35 pm
Location: San Jose', Northern Catcrapistan

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Owen » February 17th, 2012, 8:27 pm

PNWHerper wrote:Guess which mammal to whom this rump belongs...

Image
Jack Bunny?

Image

User avatar
Curtis Hart
Posts: 595
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 4:07 pm
Location: Hillsdale County, Michigan

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by Curtis Hart » February 17th, 2012, 8:39 pm

I agree with Owen, Black-tailed Jackrabbit.

User avatar
PNWHerper
Posts: 667
Joined: July 8th, 2011, 1:04 pm
Location: King County, WA

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by PNWHerper » February 17th, 2012, 8:48 pm

Nailed it!

Its a black-tailed jackrabbit... :D

Image

User avatar
gbin
Posts: 2292
Joined: June 10th, 2010, 3:28 pm

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by gbin » February 17th, 2012, 8:49 pm

Andy Avram wrote:I have a few interesting shots, but I will start off today with a Least Weasel...

Image
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:

stlouisdude wrote:Image
Awesome photos, everyone! I'll have to see what I can dig up to share.

Gerry

User avatar
justinm
Posts: 3423
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 4:26 am
Location: Illinois
Contact:

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by justinm » February 17th, 2012, 9:22 pm

Colorado Coyote, I've seen them all over the country. They seem regal or even beautiful out West.
Image

'nother one
Image

Wolf (Captive)
Image

Little Brown Bat
Image

Image

UID Bat, it was larger and alone
Image

Red Fur Bat
Image

I have tons of snake food, but I'm sure we've all seen plenty.

User avatar
jonathan
Posts: 3631
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 7:39 am
Contact:

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by jonathan » February 17th, 2012, 9:55 pm

White-cheeked Gibbon

Image

User avatar
krismunk
Posts: 389
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 5:17 am
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by krismunk » February 18th, 2012, 12:10 am

Serpentes wrote:
krismunk wrote:Josh's mara was easy (and guessed earlier, since Patagonian cavy is just another name for the same species). Now try naming the species in this shot ;)
Looks like Caribou or Reindeer down the hill.
Bingo - reindeer :)

While admittedly a somewhat unspectacular representative I don't think we've seen any members of Insectivora yet so here's a northern white-breasted hedgehog:

Image

ewostl
Posts: 52
Joined: August 28th, 2010, 2:15 pm

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by ewostl » February 18th, 2012, 3:08 am

Sabah, Borneo
Image

tai haku
Posts: 133
Joined: June 10th, 2010, 11:57 am

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Post by tai haku » February 18th, 2012, 3:21 am

A 2fer from Queensland.....
Image
striped possum and sugar glider

Post Reply