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Jerboa

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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Comments


mrswoolybill Plus
9 968 1494 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.
Moira

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

Hugh
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 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

Dave
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 9:44AM
Excellent set of captures. Smile
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 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 Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
20 Jun 2013 10:11AM
Lovely shot; very endearing Smile
Rende
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 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.
KateGrinGrinGrin
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 11:00AM
How gorgeous - and I love that long tail - a great set Nezih SmileSmile
Helen
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 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 Plus
3 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 11:08AM
Have heard of these little fellows , never seen one... lovely set
20 Jun 2013 11:43AM
Amazing creature
20 Jun 2013 1:06PM
How unusual they are. Quite tiny with big big back feet, good for jumping. A great set.....Sandy
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 1:38PM
Excellent series of shots and narrative Neziih.

Ray
For a while I had the workplace nickname of "Johnny Jerboa"............ but I was never that cute Nezih Wink
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
20 Jun 2013 2:18PM
Good shots of the little fella Nezih.
Mick.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
20 Jun 2013 3:05PM
So gorgeous, and what a tail! Smile
gwynn56 4 87 England
20 Jun 2013 3:24PM
nice capture , looks to have an unusual tail Smile
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 5:48PM
Lovely to see this unusual creature Nezih and you have photographed it so well.
Jason
4 beautiful and unusualshots well taken.



billy
AnnChown Plus
6 199 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.
Ann
carper123 Plus
4 921 8 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 7:37PM
Wonderful images, so sharp and lots of detail.
Well done, Nezih.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
widtink 4 406 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

Rod
xwang 7 55 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
4 72 14 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 9:59PM
A cute critter Nezih, great series of images.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff
21 Jun 2013 12:47PM
Una buena captura.

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