Badger badger badger (snake?)

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Anyone have any idea what this animal is?  I saw him in a park in St. Louis, Missouri, and I’ve been wondering ever since.  And since his home sort of complements my new blog colors, I figured it was high time to feature him here. 😀
6 comments… add one
  • Graham Jan 11, 2006

    Woodchuck is my guess. Do you have any other pictures of it? Sort of a tricky angle on this one, for identification.

  • Adam Jan 11, 2006

    Just one other photo… but not a particularly good one 😐

    However, in the link above, you can see a bit of a claw… not sure if that helps.

  • Crystal Mar 31, 2006

    Looks like a muskrat to me.  My parents have a pond on their property, and we get a lot of ‘em. 🙂

  • James Apr 4, 2008

    Crystal is right, It’s look like a Muskarat,
    Still if you can see it’s also look like as wild mice too.

  • Heather May 6, 2008

    Hay, I’m atationed in FT Leonard Wood MO- The same critters are in my yard- it’s a large ground hog- according to a MO native- He said Ground hogs on MO get pretty big- hope this helps

  • Adam May 6, 2008

    Hey Crystal, James, Heather… thanks much for the info on the critter!  Nice to have this thing ID’d 😀

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