Monday, September 6, 2021

Identify This Mammal

 Some of my most popular posts - and most frequent comments and emails - are about identifying a species. Some queries have a clear photo but many do not. Some sightings have no photo or video or other information (location, time of day, habitat, activity etc.) 

Since people seem to enjoy these, here is one that came to me recently from Paul H. in Byram Township (Sussex County). A nice sharp photo of a _____?______   Can you identify? Looking online for help is encouraged. Let's see what the crowd says in the comments and we'll post the answer if no one gets it.

A few things to note. No white patch seen on the underside. Dark claws. Check out that tail and the water background.

Post a comment answer and give us a reason why.

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