What Are These

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What Are These

Postby rolandslf » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:53 am

Good day All.

What are these little animals - Ferrets, Weasels, Skunks.
Are they even South African.

My daughter sent me the pic, and apparently these were found and caught in Richmond, KZN.

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Re: What Are These

Postby gekosin » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:20 am

is it not a honey badger? *just Googled honey badger baby now and maybe not*
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Re: What Are These

Postby Primogen » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:30 am

African Striped Weasel.
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Re: What Are These

Postby fires » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:43 am

African Striped Weasel
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Re: What Are These

Postby rolandslf » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:11 am

The people who sent the picks to my daughter asked if I would want to keep them. I think it is illegal to keep them so I have suggested releasing them.
I don't know how old they are.
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Re: What Are These

Postby Westley Price » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:17 am

Very cute little critters.

Wonder if the purposely look like skunks.
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Re: What Are These

Postby Blet » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:26 am

They dont only look like skunks, they smell like them too once they let go of those anal glands! Just be super careful of any 'tame' wildlife...Rabies remains a huge risk, especially in the EC, KZN, Limpopo and Mpumalanga
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Re: What Are These

Postby Savu » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:19 pm

Had one of these in my roof last year. Was also worried about rabies,because it acted particularly tame. And yes,quite a awful smell.
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Re: What Are These

Postby rolandslf » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:39 am

They have apparently been sent to some Wildlife rehab center which will raise them and then release them.
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