Name That Animal

For anyone wandering around the internet this New Year’s Eve, here is a little game with only one rule:  no researching.  Just post your best and/or lawlest guess  in the comments.  Reading other people’s answers before posting your own is optional.  Answer will be posted in the comments later today.

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  1. bealsie2

     /  December 31, 2012

    looks kind of like a fossa, but I didn’t know they came in spots

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  2. Looks like a cross between a lemur and an ocelot.

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  3. mikken

     /  December 31, 2012

    Mom was a snow leopard and dad was a ferret – their passion was a forbidden passion, but it burned with the fire of a thousand suns and would not be denied!

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  4. KarenJ

     /  December 31, 2012

    Some sort of Lemur…what a beauty!! (The Windblown Fabio REALLY gave me pause…I could’ve gone ALL 2013 without thinking of that!)

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  5. bealsie2

     /  December 31, 2012

    I don’t see Fabio as a ferret.

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  6. Jay Kitchener

     /  December 31, 2012

    Cervix cat?

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  7. Eucritta

     /  December 31, 2012

    Oh, dear. I have to recuse myself, because I was looking at a picture of one of these just last night. *sits on hands*

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  8. Donna Hildreth

     /  December 31, 2012

    It’s a cross between a snake, maybe a python, and a mongoose, I’m sure. Who knows, but i think it is scary.

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  9. bealsie2

     /  December 31, 2012

    I’m going to take back my tentative fossa guess and go with civet cat.

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  10. Katherine Goard

     /  December 31, 2012

    It LOOKS like a breed of Serval cat….. but it’s neck sure is long and so is it’s body.. but then, there are several species of serval cats..

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  11. Katherine Goard

     /  December 31, 2012

    I dont know anymore. I might have to take that back.. it kind of looks like a civet, but it’s head and neck are much smaller and longer…… so .. when you gonna tell us Biscuit! lol!! I cant’ stand it much longer!! lol!!

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  12. Eucritta

     /  December 31, 2012

    This is windblown Fabio:

    Not a spot or stripe in sight.

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  13. ANSWER TIME

    This is a banded linsang. From the Wiki entry for this animal:

    The banded linsang (Prionodon linsang) is a linsang, a tree-dwelling carnivorous mammal of the Malay peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, and western Java.
    […]
    The banded linsang has very sharp retractable claws and razor sharp teeth. It is the rarest of the civets, and is sometimes called the tiger-civet.

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  14. Katherine Goard

     /  December 31, 2012

    Dang! it’s about time! I would have still thought it to be some species of serval! I have never heard of this cat! And I had to think real hard about it not being a civet species. I just LOVE watching NatGeo Wild and the Animal Planet, if and when they ever have anything about cats on there (Animal Planet) but never have I ever seen or heard of a linsang. NatGeo’s where I thought I saw the civet species, but the serval is such a prominet cat and I’ve seen it on NatGeo before.. But never ever saw anything on a “linsang” … is it okay to go look it up now? I think I’ll email NatGeo and get them to do a story on this bugger! Thanks for the neat question!! and it IS a LOVELY cat! Happy New Year everyone!!! May God bless you all and especially bless all the animals in 2013! ~Kat~

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  15. FUN FACT: Kopi Luwak is an expensive coffee obtained from beans collected from the droppings of the Asian palm civet, a catlike creature that eats ripened coffee beans. The taste of the beans is apparently improved by their passage through the animal’s digestive tract.

    MY QUESTION: Whose bright idea was it to first sample & brew the beans pooped out of a cat (or anything else)? Were they *that* desperate for their morning java and had nothing fresher layin’ around?

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    • Katherine

       /  January 1, 2013

      Well Sirrahc,  if you eat anything with NutraSweet in it,, you’re eating bug crap.  Take a tour through the NutraSweet plant in Augusta Ga.  tiny little black bugs that eat a certain type of leaf and the droppings are collected and processed and poof… you have NutraSweet…  so who had THAT bright idea …  

      Just another tidbit what I call useless information.. ;)              “Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened”                               Kathie

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  16. WillyBoy

     /  January 1, 2013

    Civet cat

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