What is it?
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2013-04-06 19:08]
First of all I am happy to see you on TN
again and hope you will come more often,
if Rick could not find the real species
of this animal I can not found for sure,
probably an aquatic giant rodent, for sure
it is an amazing creature with its fur, TFS
- Silvio2006 (102041)
- [2013-04-06 22:23]
Ciao Bob, nice see you here my old friend, great capture of cute creature in lovely pose, I never see before, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
- maaciejka (27117)
- [2013-04-06 23:22]
I'm happy to see you again. Interesting photo of the animal. Nice point of view.
A lot of details.
Have a nice Sunday,
- aruntp (5379)
- [2013-04-07 1:13]
really a beautiful photograph. is it capibara (biggest rodent rat) i cannot spot correctly. may be. Head is not really exposed. good work.
- pirate (7474)
- [2013-04-07 1:49]
my best guess would be dead Otter with a hugely distended postmortem belly, other possibilities being Canadian Beaver or Nutria. Still the neck is closest to Otter but it should not exceed 1 meter in body length, so less than 4 feet. But as you know as a Nature guy it happens easily to be wrong on size.
All the best
Edit: by magnifying the image I think I can see long Canine teeth which would make it definitely an Otter
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2013-04-07 2:08]
Tom seems to be closer to reality in reacting to this capture, Bob.
Silvio's 'lovely pose' does not fit in describing the scenario since the animal is apparently dead and dead animals do not look 'lovely' in my reckoning!
I'm happy to see you posting.
Hope you are keeping well despite the wheel chair.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2013-04-07 2:31]
Fantastic to see a new posting from you.
Dramatic scene of this dead Otter.
The photo is very good. Great sharpness and beautiful natural colours.
Wish you all the best,
- anel (40574)
- [2013-04-07 5:04]
Very nice to see a picture from you again. A special one, must have been a quite big surprise for you too.
Cannot help with ID, but this dead animal (his soul must be floating over this fine meadow ) looks to me like some kind of big Otter.
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2013-04-07 20:18]
It's encouraging to see a post from you once more, hope you guys are doing OK out there in Washington. I was up in your old stomping grounds (Cuyahoga Valley National Park) yesterday with the grandkids and had a great time.
Trying to identify your unlucky critter is a little difficult, since the most important part (the tail) is not shown. Looking at the feet and what I can see of the teeth and body, I also lean towards an otter.
- pierrefonds (12940)
- [2013-04-29 12:03]
The animal is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the animal. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. May be, it is a muskrat qhich is an aquatic rodent, it has a long tail. Have a nice day.
- JoydebChaudhury (7753)
- [2013-10-07 9:39]
Really its a confusing subject to me also.Details,clarity and colours are beautiful.TFS.