Saturday, September 25, 2010

Itchy Critter ~

The Patagonia Cavy ~ large rodent which resembles the hare. Adults weigh in at 40 lbs. When being eyed up, as a good snack, by a larger creature they can reach speeds of 35 miles/hour. However, it appears this poor little fellow was having difficulties out running the pesky, little black flies.

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Nikki - Notes of Life said...

I don't think I've ever seen one of these before, so thanks for sharing this with us. I hope those pesky flies went away!

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, the poor little fellow. Black flies are awful.
I just had to Google the Patagonian cavy, and I see it is much bigger than I guessed from the picture. This certainly falls under the category of "Learn something new every day" -- thank you!!

Alberta, Canada

Chubskulit Rose said...

Gorgeous shot!

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Anonymous said...

Love the photo! I've never seen one of these before. I love learning new stuff!

Oskar said...

So smart to use the branches to itch with.

I'm a rodent dog, but I don't think I'd want to run into that big!

Nubbin wiggles,

Lorac said...

The fur looks like hare too. Good shot!

Janet said...

Never heard of this critter before! I don't think I'd want to run into him though. He is BIG!

The 3R Ranch

Lina Gustina said... looks so itchy. Great shot!
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