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By nonur  
Something very different today. A very docile cute and lovely nocturnal rodent (ears are usually erect) , caught not far from home by my son and later released at the same place.
These are hopping rodents of desert and semi-arid regions with long ears, tails and feet. All members of the genus have five toes except for a single species, the Four-toed Jerboa, Allactaga tetradactyla of Northern Africa, which has four. Members of this genus can jump distances of greater than one meter.

They are usually nocturnal and members of the genus have relatively large eyes. Diet varies by species, with some feeding almost exclusively on vegetation and others being insectivorous. Captured specimens have lived over four years.

Thank you folks for the kind appreciation of my previous upload! I am especially thankful to Ken (franken) for his generous UA.

Tags: Rodent Turkey Wildlife and nature Konya Jerboa Allactaga williamsi

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 9:15AM
Cute in a slightly alien sort of way. So strange to see it sitting on a smart sofa.

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What an amazing long tail! Like the details captured in v1 . Looks quite at home Wink
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 9:18AM
Brilliant set of images, superb detail,

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
20 Jun 2013 9:26AM
Well adapted for their environment. The size of their eyes, ears, feet and tail is so disproportionate to the body, almost comical in effect Smile

User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 9:44AM
Excellent set of captures. Smile
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
20 Jun 2013 10:04AM
looks like it's in submissive mode .... hence ears are down SmileSmileSmile

glad to hear it wa safely returned home SmileSmile
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
20 Jun 2013 10:11AM
Lovely shot; very endearing Smile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 10:36AM
I love V1 wth focus on the eyes and snout then tailing off so to speak with that wonderful long tail.
Also lovely to see the gentle look in your son's eyes as he holds the jerboa.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 11:00AM
How gorgeous - and I love that long tail - a great set Nezih SmileSmile
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
20 Jun 2013 11:02AM
Super detailed and colourful images!! V1 for me!!Great information about something I knew nothing about!! I thank you!!
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 11:08AM
Have heard of these little fellows , never seen one... lovely set
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
20 Jun 2013 11:43AM
Amazing creature
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
20 Jun 2013 1:06PM
How unusual they are. Quite tiny with big big back feet, good for jumping. A great set.....Sandy
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 1:38PM
Excellent series of shots and narrative Neziih.

20 Jun 2013 2:12PM
For a while I had the workplace nickname of "Johnny Jerboa"............ but I was never that cute Nezih Wink
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
20 Jun 2013 2:18PM
Good shots of the little fella Nezih.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
20 Jun 2013 3:05PM
So gorgeous, and what a tail! Smile
gwynn56 6 87 England
20 Jun 2013 3:24PM
nice capture , looks to have an unusual tail Smile
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 5:48PM
Lovely to see this unusual creature Nezih and you have photographed it so well.
4 beautiful and unusualshots well taken.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 7:31PM
Such a cute creature, even if he is a rodent. Those eyes and his long tail are very appealing.
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 7:37PM
Wonderful images, so sharp and lots of detail.
Well done, Nezih.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
20 Jun 2013 8:37PM

Quote:Wonderful images, so sharp and lots of detail.
Well done, Nezih.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

Thats some tail SmileSmileSmile

xwang 9 56 8
20 Jun 2013 9:39PM
How amazing.. beautiful. I have never seen one like this.. such long tail...thanks for the information.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 9:59PM
A cute critter Nezih, great series of images.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

21 Jun 2013 12:47PM
Una buena captura.

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