Saturday, September 13, 2008

"Now watch as my assistant Jim attempts to wrestle the hippopotamus..."

"Is either of you a paleontologist? I am in desperate need of a paleontologist!" - Dr. Stephen Falken, War Games

I'm going to need your help. If any of you are zoologists, of if you know of one, could you pass this series of photos to them? Papa spied this critter in his back yard the other day, and opinions are divided as to what, exactly, it is. Some say it's a ratty looking dog, but that's not getting much traction, on account of the funny looking ears, and kangaroo-like rump. Others say it's a coyote. I say it's the long-lost okapi, but what do I know, I'm a computer guy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not a zoologist, but coyotes generally have bushier tails. The animal in the picture kinda reminds me of a Carolina dog, tho I don't think there are too many of those left in the wild.