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Old 02-28-2011, 09:26 PM   #1
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RIP ~Gross alert! Anteater carrion?

Black vultures were busy on this carrion, which for some reason, I photographed. Trying to ID it led me to think it may be an Anteater. What do you think?
Taken along Rt 31 near Alva

~Gross alert!  Anteater carrion?-p1140353.jpg Fresh carrion Anteater?

~Gross alert!  Anteater carrion?-p1140340.jpg "And it was this big!"

~Gross alert!  Anteater carrion?-p1140344.jpg Black Vulture

~Gross alert!  Anteater carrion?-p1140341.jpg Roosting tree I assume
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:49 PM   #2
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Hard for me to tell--but it reminds me of a possum.
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Fun to see who was first to look!

Did you look at the link after the first pic?
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Fun to see who was first to look!

Did you look at the link after the first pic?
~smile~ ...I don't think I suffer from morbid curiosity much...but, I did look. Maybe 'cause you were asking for help.

No, I missed the link the first time. I did an image search of my own. Then I just looked now after you mentioned it.
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:35 PM   #5
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and...............?
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and...............?
...and I still think it looks like an opossum. I can't tell the size from the picture, and I did notice some anteaters seem to have a similar color. What makes you think it is an anteater?
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The very long snout and ears and the images Google came up with seemed to match better than possum which was my first guess. I'm not really sure and anteater is a guess, as are most of my IDs!
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The very long snout and ears and the images Google came up with seemed to match better than possum which was my first guess. I'm not really sure and anteater is a guess, as are most of my IDs!

I think what looks like a snout is really a forearm that seems to be in an odd position. (Just guessing here too.)
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Well, that could be. I thought I saw eyes above the snout/leg.
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Well, that could be. I thought I saw eyes above the snout/leg.
Sorry. I think I burst your bubble.

Let's see what others say.
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