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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

San Diego Has Nothing On Us

It seems like every time I turn around there's a new creature at our home. If it's not a crocodile, it's a vervet monkey or a new snake or a pangolin

And now, we have an African Striped Weasel living in our washroom. 


Its coloring is like a skunk. It does give off a skunk like odor at times as well--though not quite as bad, thank goodness.

Weasels are nocturnal and solitary animals. This weasel sleeps away most of the day in a bird cage in the washroom. Tom hopes to soon build a habitat for him (or her?) with a tunnel that we can uncover and view through glass while the little guy (gal?) sleeps.


It looks cute enough. All stripy and furry. It's pretty small as well. Not much over a foot in length.

But don't let it fool you. This weasel is actually pretty vicious. Tom feeds him rats and it is a terrible thing to watch him tear apart and devour the rodent.


 I wonder how long it will be before this animal joins the infamous list of 'Things That Have Bitten Tom' over there on my sidebar.

Exactly One Year Ago: Blinded By The Dark

 

8 comments:

  1. Oh, No... another thing to pray for protection for Tom...

    At first, looking at the pictures, I thought "oh how cute!" ...until I saw the teeth...

    Yikes, Amy. No wonder you have ulcers.

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  2. cute, but i'm glad it's in your house and not mine...lol.

    so when can we buy tickets to the opening of the Morrow Zoo?

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  3. Yeah I thought it was cute until I saw the teeth too!

    Hugs & love,
    Mimi

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  4. Is it in the same family as the honey badger?

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  5. Awww, you had me until you said it tore apart its dinner... Blech.

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  6. You're right, you do have a zoo there! I would be scared to watch it eat, i think. Those teeth look pretty dang pointy.

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  7. How amazing! You are living extraordinary things! My travel itch is so envious!!

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