Photo Challenge: Name the Animal

photo by sara b. healy

I live in Florida, USA. We have some unusual animals in our state.

We even have our own Bigfoot. He’s called the Skunk Ape. I’m not sure how fond I am of having a Skunk Ape as one of our unusual animals, but the pictures tell the story. Also, according to those who’ve gotten close enough to snap a picture, so does the nose.

You never know when a new animal will emerge from the one of our swamps. As a serious photographer, I make it my mission to seek and find the odd, strange and unique.

Therefore, when I discovered this animal on a golf course, I took his picture. So far, no one has been able to identify him.

Your challenge: Be the Zoologist

You’ve been asked to study this new animal and then answer the following questions.

  1. What kind of animal is he? Is it a mammal, bird, fish, reptile, amphibian, invertebrate or invent your own?
  2. What name would give him? I’m not talking about Harry or Mary. I mean an animal name, like the Skunk Ape.
  3. What unusual things should we know about this new animal? Hint: Be creative, but I’m not sure you can beat the “skunk” ape:~)

Extra credit

Write about the order, genus and the family of this new creature similar to Wikipedia’s description of an alligator:

“An alligator is a crocodilian (order) in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae.”

Remember This

Photo Challenges are meant to be silly and fun. Enjoy making things up:~)