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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-08-2009, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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Can anybody tell me what rodent this is?

I have been visited by a very bold rodent recently. Its the same size as full grown house mice but has a long, thin nose with its teeth showing. It also has a short and stubby tail. It caught my attention cause it actually came near me and my cat and didnt show a slight hint of fear. When my cat tried to approach it, it made a sharp squeak and ran off while the cat, who has always went after mice and rats, just looked at it as it scampered off. It has appeared time and again and my cat never goes after it. Can anybody tell me what it is? Or show pics of what you guys think it is and maybe I can confirm it? Thanks.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-08-2009, 09:14 AM
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It sounds like a hairless rat or mouse. Can you get a picture of it?
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It sounds like a hairless rat or mouse. Can you get a picture of it?
Those wouldn't survive long in the wild if loose and don't occur naturally - if it did it would die off before reproducing.

Where abouts do you live? Have you googled it?


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My guess is its a shrew or even a mouse that has had a fever animals can lose their hair if they have a fever high enough and there for look bald

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Just as a note, the OP did say "bold" and not "bald". I believe that he/she means to say that the rodent is daring, not that it has no hair.

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Hehe, I missed that!
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-12-2009, 08:57 PM
 
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maybe a mole?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-15-2009, 05:05 PM
 
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It will probably be a shrew, do you live in a rural area? Quite rare to hear of them approaching humans, they are generally nocturnal, it may have been looking for a food source, where do you see it? It is important if the creature is a shrew that you do not attempt to approach too closely, their bite can be insanely painful! They produce a musk like odour from special glands which serves to deter predators, this may explain why your cat is hesitant to give chase... hope this is helpful....

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