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January 16, 2008

weasel

Thought of as a Wet Weasel but is actually a Wet Otter!
August 5, 05; Nürnberg Zoo, Germany
Otters are amphibious (or in one case aquatic ) carnivorous mammals. The otter subfamily Lutrinae forms part of the Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, polecats, badgers, as well as others. Now that explains why I thought of them as weasels, they have a resemblance coming from the same family. I was having doubts when identifying this as a weasel, thanks to Ilsebatten of flickr who pointed it out!
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Weasel: the genus Mustela of the Mustelidae Family. This small carnivores are often associated with evil/wickedness.

Erratum: The animal in the photo is actually an otter.

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  1. Thanks Luna…aside from the moss, the trees were reflecting on the water…would be nice too if flowers are seen as reflection ala Monet =D wishful thinking….

  2. When I was a kid I dreamed of becoming a painter…Monet and Van Gogh were my heroes. =) And that dreamed remain to be a dream.

  3. Ay, appear, Gzel! I almost took Fine Arts pero binatukan ako ng nanay ko. 😀 The whole clan was against my ‘artistic’ inclinations. I was told that if I’d like to eat 3 square meals a day as an adult, I would drop the whole idea. 🙁 You can still realize your dream…anything is possible!

  4. Naku Luna….the older people (way older than us) thinks that you will starve as a painter hehe…well mahal nga ang gamit and depende talga sa talent…I have friends from Fine arts back in college hehe and I see them work hard, while I do my writing they paint naman!

    Then I met those painters who win national and intl competition as though its so easy…nakakamiss talaga magpaint! Ngayon enjoy na lang ako nonood kay hubby and the kids do their artwork, camera na lang ang hawak ko! pwede na din! lol.

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