What is this little animal?
July 26, 2008 10:33 PM Subscribe
What is this small animal
posted by sugarfish to Pets & Animals (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A few weeks ago, I went to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and saw a small rodent-like animal in the grass. At first I thought it was a big chipmunk -- it was 1/3 to 1/2 bigger than the chipmunks that I see by my house -- but then I saw its weird tail that reminded me more of a rat.
It seemed to be digging through the grass and it was not very afraid of people -- I was able to get pretty close. After a minute, it bounded away. There were no trees nearby.
Sorry for the blurriness of the pictures. It's totally possible, too, that this is some super familiar animal but in my defense I did not grow up in the midwest and I also usually like to stay inside, away from small animals that look at me suspiciously.