Monday, March 30, 2009

Rock Hyrex in His Den

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These little guys were not shy at all this weekend. Here's another one peeking out from his den. Cute little furballs aren't they, though if you enlarge the photo you'll get a look at some very sharp looking little teeth.
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More of our desert oasis weekend can be found here, including a full color shot of one of this guy's relatives.
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25 comments:

Dina ... UK said...

Looked a fun weekend break, temps in the 80s, wow...
Are you sure this little Hyrex is harmless....lol

Aileni said...

Looks a bit like a sharp hamster.
A good little model.

Clueless in Boston said...

It does look like a curious little critter.

Robin said...

It is similar in appearance Aileni, but quite a bit bigger. This one was easily 1.5 feet (about 40 or so cm) long.

bettyl said...

Such a cutie, indeed! You got a great shot!

Regina said...

It's so cute..good capture.

kazu said...

Looks so cute.
Great shot!

Catherine said...

My little one finds it so cute.
We never had seen such little animal, in fact. I wouldn't have approached my hand close to it, though.
Sounds like a perfect family week-end, discovering desert life !

Mojo said...

Cute, yes, but I'm keeping a distance. He doesn't look any too trusting and animal bites can get really nasty.

But he makes a fabulous model!

Daryl said...

It looks like a smart rodent ... is it friendly?

Nice shot, Robin

Carver said...

Great shot. He looks like he is daring intruders to get too near.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

AWE! So cute. ;-)

Linnea W said...

It looks like he came out of his den especially for you! Ouch...those are nasty looking teeth...

Jientje said...

I've never seen one before, he looks cute, but ...
Not sure.

Robin said...

He was cute, but he's still a wild animal so I wouldn't advise getting close enough for him to feel threatened. This one was taken from a good bit back with a zoom lens ;-), though there was some foreign tourist there feeding it straw. Not only was that stupid and not necessarily good for the animal it also interfered with my photo!

John said...

Nice shot, Robin!
So cute.

Maribeth said...

Interesting creature. Not a big rodent fan, despite the fact that many claim my dackels are nothing more than doggy rodents! LOL!
Great shot!

Carolina said...

He looks cute but I'm not tempted too stroke his fur. Lovely shot.

keith said...

I can always depend on you for an unusual and lovely foto. Love it.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Aww, he looks cute but when you enlarge it those teeth do look sharpe. lol

Nice mono! :-)

Neas Nuttiness said...

Looks like a rats head on a guinea pigs body!

Jennifer said...

He's a cutie! Though, I won't be zooming in to see the teeth. I'd rather remember him as a sweet little thing. LOL

Dragonstar said...

Gorgeous detail! Enlarging the photo makes it even more stunning. He does have teeth, doesn't he?

Island Style said...

No kidding..enlarging it you can see what bite he could give! Reminds me of the Mongoose here- Nice one-

Daisy said...

Cute. Sharp, yes, but still cute.