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posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 09:10 AM
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Just saw this on CNN. Is it a possibly a possum or giant rat?? Any ideas.




posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 09:15 AM
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Looks like a large opossum to me.
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posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 02:56 PM
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That is an opossum.
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posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 05:46 PM
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I am quite familiar with possums one visits my yard up close, and this is not a possum.
Possums are small and have long hairless tails.
I think it is a wet wolverine. The coloring is correct, as is the tail.
Take a look at images online.

en.wikipedia.org...:Wolverine_display_at_Arctic_Interagency_Visitor_Center_at_Coldfoot.jpg
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posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 05:56 PM
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Hmmmm....not sure, but whatever it is, bless it's little heart. If I were there I would try to save him....he looks so confused.



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 05:56 PM
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Originally posted by LittleBirdSaid
I am quite familiar with possums one visits my yard up close, and this is not a possum.
Possums are small and have long hairless tails.
I think it is a wet wolverine. The coloring is correct, as is the tail.
Take a look at images online.

en.wikipedia.org...:Wolverine_display_at_Arctic_Interagency_Visitor_Center_at_Coldfoot.jpg
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Yup, no possum...tail is a dead give away...I feel sorry for the critter, whatever it may be.
If this was near Wall Street, I may be able to identify it



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 06:04 PM
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Originally posted by BlackOops
Just saw this on CNN. Is it a possibly a possum or giant rat?? Any ideas.


Nice, big o'possum. When you roast those babies up, don't skimp on the butter! Beans and greens, Mmmmm!



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 06:04 PM
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Yep...it's a wolverine.



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 06:06 PM
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...looks like a short-legged dog to me... maybe like this one...

discovermagazine.com...



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 06:20 PM
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3 foot rat that doesnt bleed when stuck with pitch forks maybe?

Looks like a wolverine to me



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 06:20 PM
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If that’s a wolverine then I’m 5”9”’ and blonde.... I don’t think you’d find any wolverines in Manhatten even on a sunny day.

I’m going to say it’s an opossum.
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posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 07:53 PM
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I'm thinking it's an otter...




en.wikipedia.org...


Edit: For teh cute




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posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 08:05 PM
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If you are not aware, it is absolutely crazy the invasion of wildlife back into its former domain even though such areas are now more densely human packed than before. The evident answer is that they are being squeezed into accepting and invading areas they formerly abandoned. The ubiquitous example of this Return OF the Wild is the lowly coyote to roam the eastern US.

Woverines are rather mean and nasty creatures.



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 08:15 PM
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Poor little guy! Hope they rescued it!



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 08:34 PM
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...but an otter wouldnt be walking around looking as if its out of its element... however, since you posted that pic of a WAY too cute pup, it could be an otter mama who's looking around for her baby...



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 11:23 AM
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True they wouldn't normally be in Manhatten, but I know from experience that hurricanesdrive animals out of their usual habitats....just like people evacuate, so do animals. Sometimes they even get caught in the flood waters are are swept to another place. I know here in Louisiana, after a hurricane, we will see alligaters, deer, and snakes all over the place....it's crazy. I'm pretty sure it's a wolverine (of course I could be wrong, but I think so) This video shows an African Honey Badger, but there are all different types...look at the shape of the head, and the way the body slopes etc....








posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 12:56 PM
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...badger or otter, uhm... badger makes more sense, i think, maybe, but i'm still not sure it wasnt just a slope-backed short-legged dog, lol...



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 01:31 PM
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One thing we know for sure....it's an animal!



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 04:22 PM
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Poor baby. He's trying to find dry ground.

Aww baby.

Oh and it's an opossum.



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 05:35 PM
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I KNOW! I hate to see animals in situations like that. But if that IS a wolverine, and I tried to save him, he would probably chew my face off!!
They are viscious little dudes
Still....I hope he's ok...




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