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Can you please help me work out what animal I just saw

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YellowJellyfish Wed 05-Feb-20 00:19:55

In the UK driving down the narrow country roads when this animal ran/waddled across the road.

It was bigger than a cat, smaller than a badger, slower than a fox.

It kind of waddled, was quite round and had no tail.

I really can't think what kind of mammal it was.

Any ideas?

YellowJellyfish Wed 05-Feb-20 00:20:40

Please excuse the grammar, should read, I have just seen!

puds11 Wed 05-Feb-20 00:21:18

Could it not just be a juvenile badger?

YellowJellyfish Wed 05-Feb-20 00:22:39

Hmmmm away to google what a juvenile badger looks like. The colouring wasn't the same .... hold on

FrederickSinclair Wed 05-Feb-20 00:23:45

Muntjac deer?

DecemberSnow Wed 05-Feb-20 00:24:42


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exexpat Wed 05-Feb-20 00:25:28

Muntjac deer? They are quite small and have very short tails that might not be obvious.

DecemberSnow Wed 05-Feb-20 00:26:29

That suppose to of said Wallbies
They have been spotted in the UK...

Or a baby Deer?

puds11 Wed 05-Feb-20 00:26:45

Muntjac aren’t very ‘waddley’ though. Beaver would have a very obvious tail.

YellowJellyfish Wed 05-Feb-20 00:26:50

No wasn't young badger, they still have the black and white face, and this def didn't.

No not Muntjac deer legs were too short and it waddled, it wasn't graceful. It walked like a hedgehog. That waddley way.

puds11 Wed 05-Feb-20 00:27:24

Wallabies also have obvious tail.

OldHarrysGameboy Wed 05-Feb-20 00:27:53

Are you in Bodmin? If so, panther. If not, Bigfoot. If you're in Scotland, loch Ness Monster.

OldHarrysGameboy Wed 05-Feb-20 00:28:32

Or if in central London, de Pfeffel.

YellowJellyfish Wed 05-Feb-20 00:28:34

No def not a wallaby. In sooooo stuck as to what it was.

puds11 Wed 05-Feb-20 00:29:08

It wouldn’t be any other mustalid I can think of as they all have obvious tails.

DecemberSnow Wed 05-Feb-20 00:30:49

Pregnant rottweiler

puds11 Wed 05-Feb-20 00:31:20

Injured hare?

FruityWidow Wed 05-Feb-20 00:31:46

Beever or a boar?

GothMummy Wed 05-Feb-20 00:32:17

Cabybara escaped from somewhere?

GeePipe Wed 05-Feb-20 00:32:52

What colour was it?

exexpat Wed 05-Feb-20 00:34:36

Extra-large, pregnant, tail-less cat?

YellowJellyfish Wed 05-Feb-20 00:35:29

There are both beavers and boar in parts of this 'Shire but don't think it was either of them.

Did look similar shape and colour to a beaver but I would have noticed that tail. And are they nocturnal?

exexpat Wed 05-Feb-20 00:37:57

According to this website, there are feral capybara in the UK: "The main hotspots for Capybara in the UK are Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk." Are you in any of those places? A capybara would certainly fit your description.

Torchlightt Wed 05-Feb-20 00:38:11

Fat dog with bobbed tail.

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