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#1 Jun 13th, 2005, 16:24
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Last november 2004 I was in Mangalore and made this pic from this animal but don't know what for kind of animal it's love to hear it....



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#2 Jun 13th, 2005, 17:17
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Looks like a Rabbit.

Where r its ears...now seen the photo here.
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In the western hemisphere this is a groundhog or a prairie dog....in India not sure what it's called.
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isn't it the squirrel?
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no, if it was a squirrel I will know we have them enough here in the vondelpark in amsterdam
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Congrats on the photo.... brilliant
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It really does look like a type of large squirrel, or at least in the rodent family. Looks exactly like an American prairie dog. It also obviously had just had a litter.
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Its a squirrel that seems to have lost its bushy tail
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that's why it looks exactly like an American prairie dog, same paws, same tail, same head -- in fact, even the terrain looks like prairie dog terrain. prairie dogs live in burrows underground and need long nails to dig, like this one has.
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it looks like some sort of marmot or gopher (ground squirrel) indeed. Terry, the squirrels in the Vondelpark are just one species (the common European one), not like squirrels elsewhere in the world.
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Originally Posted by TerryM no, if it was a squirrel I will know we have them enough here in the vondelpark in amsterdam

Not necessarily. Not all species of squirrels look alike. For example, some do not have long bushy tails.

Maybe this is some type of palm squirrel? It really does look like an American prairie dog, though! Are you sure you weren't really in Arizona when you took this picture?
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Originally Posted by dzibead Not necessarily. Not all species of squirrels look alike. For example, some do not have long bushy tails.

Maybe this is some type of palm squirrel? It really does look like an American prairie dog, though! Are you sure you weren't really in Arizona when you took this picture?

maybe it got stuck in some tourist's bag then escaped!! but that's true that not all squirrels have long bushy tails, even in the US.
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It's definitely a ground hog. we have them all over the place now in Missouri. Very cut, but rather pests to farmers. (aka prairie dog, although I think the ones further west may be a bit smaller, I'm not sure). Don't know what it's called in India, but it looks exactly the same.
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It looks like a Himalayan marmot but they are usually found on high rocky slopes above the tree line in the Himalayas. I didn't know they were in South India.

Was your photo taken in a wildlife park or zoo?
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Whatever it is , it is SOOOOO CUTE !!!
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