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Rakali

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:23 pm

These are so pretty.
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Postby Juska » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:14 pm

If they had named it the "Australian Dwarf Otter" I bet people would like them more...apparently they're seen as awful sewer rat-type critters.
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Re: Rakali

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:28 pm

Yeah they're like the rodent version of otters but too many people still automatically hate any "rat"
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Re: Rakali

Postby Ash » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:01 am

Wow. That's a gorgeous animal. Is it only native to Australia? No chance of getting these here probably?

I love that tail though. So pretty.
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:24 am

There are some in Papua New Guinea and part of Indonesia along with other species of "Water Rats" which there don't seem to be any pictures of online.
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Re: Rakali

Postby Ash » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:11 pm

Oh. So it is probably attainable then if not endangered. They're really cool-looking things.
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Re: Rakali

Postby caninesrock » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:51 pm

Really cute and pretty. I thought it was some kind of giant squirrel at first.
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