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A Frightening and Mysterious Animal w/pic

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posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 07:12 AM
I don't know about frightening but definitely mysterious.
I don't know if this was posted already I did a search and didn't find any thing.It looks like a cross between a hippo and a kangaroo to me.What do you think?

[edit on 4-11-2009 by genius/idoit]

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 07:23 AM
Mexican Hairless Rat........Seattle Mangy Asian Rat........

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 07:28 AM
Just bald rat. Looks like the tail may have been removed.

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 07:56 AM
Seems to be to plump to be a rat from the family Muridae. Could be a baby pocket gopher (Geomyidae).

Here a picture from a small species. A few species reach weights approaching 1 kg (2.2 lb). The baby in this picture is probably even younger, than the photographed specimen.

[edit on 4-11-2009 by Drunkenshrew]

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 02:46 PM
reply to post by genius/idoit

Ahhh ! That's actually kind of cute in a pink, hairless kind of way.

As to what it is I really don't know, it's head is sort of bear-cub shaped, but its back feet are more rodent-like ... either way the small tufts of hair show that it is meant to be hairy / furry, so maybe the poor little guy has mange or something ... he's still cute.


posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 03:00 PM
It's a bald vole. Why it's bald is a good question (my guess would be parasites or chemical exposure) but it's definitely a vole - it's way too small to be a squirrel, too big to be a mouse, and too pudgy for a rat.

Frightening, huh? Man, some people are such babies. I'd totally catch that sucker, feed it sunflower seeds, and name the little dude "Goblin"

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 03:25 PM
Looks like a hairless mole rat to me, I came across one and like the article said it appeared either deaf, blind, or fearless because it just sat on it's haunches and smelled the air at me then slinked away.

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 04:00 PM
To anyone who is curious its a hairless/tailess squirrel, google it and see

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 04:07 PM
And here is the link to the photo on the web

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 04:11 PM
AAAANNNDDD the original photo was posted in July of 2007

Sorry kids I call HOAX

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 04:35 PM
reply to post by Rossa

Nah, see those leaves in the upper left? Those are blackberries. it's too small to be a squirrel. Besides, a squirrel in that posture would have its tail lifted over its back.

I'm telling you. Vole
Not a hoax, just a so-ugly-it's-cute rodent

[edit on 4-11-2009 by TheWalkingFox]

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 06:55 PM
rabid squirrel probably

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 08:36 PM
hairless gerble?? just because the tail, I wish we new what size it is

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 08:40 PM
reply to post by Rossa

"a hoax"?usually people makea hoax is to gain or to open the door to a whole new set of beliefs, So I ask Hoax for what"??
If I was going to do a hoax it would at the very least exciting LoL

posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 05:46 AM
Why was this topic named 'frightening'? O_o Hairless species are quite common..

posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 11:07 AM
you can see its fur in patch's it is a baby squirrel yall heck far.

looks like mange and it may have been possibly deaf or to tired to run so it kept eating..
but 100% a baby squirrel..

posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 10:06 PM
For reference:

Thread about the same image, from 2007.

posted on Nov, 8 2009 @ 04:02 AM
reply to post by woodwytch

I agree. I just wanna cuddle it

Second Line.

Mod Note: One Line Post – Please Review This Link.

[edit on 11/8/2009 by AshleyD]

posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 12:36 AM
There are naked mole rats but they don't look like that... this however my guess is someone's pet-There are hairless guinea pigs that match this exactly

posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 10:31 PM
reply to post by Zerra

That's the closest I've seen so far.If I knew what it was I would say but I have no idea

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