Guess the animal

You have five seconds. (Lame hint: it’s a baby.)

UPDATE: I’m now pretty sure this isn’t a real animal but a toy. In fact, I’m 97% sure of that. Still, you can guess anyway. I suck.

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32 Comments

  1. jknath1
    Posted August 4, 2016 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    Platypus?

  2. Christine Janis
    Posted August 4, 2016 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    Puggle (5 microseconds)

  3. Frank Bath
    Posted August 4, 2016 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    A plat billed duckypuss.

  4. Mike
    Posted August 4, 2016 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    Duck Billed Platypus.

  5. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted August 4, 2016 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    Yes.

    That is, I was going to say duck billed platypus but three people beat me to it.

    I can quite see why it was believed to be a fake by the first scientists who saw a specimen.

    cr

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted August 4, 2016 at 7:12 am | Permalink

      … unless PCC is kidding us and it’s actually a fluffy toy.

      cr

    • Christine Janis
      Posted August 4, 2016 at 7:52 am | Permalink

      Four people beat you to it. A puggle is a baby platypus.

      • infiniteimprobabilit
        Posted August 4, 2016 at 8:16 am | Permalink

        Okay. I was avoiding comment on what a ‘puggle’ might be. That is, your answer might have been facetious (which has been known to happen on this website) and a puggle might have been [some other animal or creature, fictitious or otherwise, of which I am ignorant]. But it evidently wasn’t and it isn’t.

        Subsequent information seems to suggest the ‘platypus’ illustrated isn’t a platypus either. So that’s all cleared up then.

        cr

      • Posted August 4, 2016 at 8:42 am | Permalink

        Hmm… the ever-reliable Wp says, “The proper name given to a juvenile Monotreme (i.e. either an echidna or a platypus) – specifically, the period between hatching and weaning.”

        But it clearly ain’t an echidna.

        /@

  6. Posted August 4, 2016 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    After reviewing many pictures of baby duck-billed platypuses, I now think this is a toy. It just doesn’t look realistic. The bill, for instance, seems to be made out of rubber.

    But I’ll give you a joke by way of compensation.

    A duck goes into a drugstore and asks for a tube of Chapstick. The druggist hands it to him and says, “Will that be cash or charge?”

    The duck replies, “Just put it on my bill.”

    I’ll be here all year, folks. . .

    • Posted August 4, 2016 at 7:38 am | Permalink

      Heh, heh, heh!

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted August 4, 2016 at 7:58 am | Permalink

      It was the fur – in particular the white fur – that didn’t look quite right to me.

      Also, I wonder if it’s safe to hold even baby ones like that, or are their poison glands already developed?

      cr

    • Craw
      Posted August 4, 2016 at 8:07 am | Permalink

      Fooled me too. I immediately thought DBP. But when it’s pointed out it is *obviously* not real. It’s incredibly obvious, but it still fooled me.

    • Lurker111
      Posted August 5, 2016 at 6:25 am | Permalink

      LOL! Haven’t heard that one in a bit, but it gives me a chance, to include in the electronic archives of the era, for all eternity, this one, whose origins go back to about 1970:

      A duck walks into a bar and asks the bartender, “Got any pond scum?”

      The bartender says, “Uh, no. Sorry. No pond scum.”

      The duck leaves but comes back the next day and asks, “Got any pond scum?”

      The bartender says, “Sorry. I told you yesterday, we don’t have any pond scum.”

      The duck leaves but comes back the following day and asks again, “Got any pond scum?”

      The bartender sighs, puts one hand over his eyes and says, “Look. I’ve already told you. We don’t have any pond scum. Now quit coming in here and asking for it! In fact, you come in here and ask again, and I’ll nail your webby little feet to the floor!”

      The ducks leaves. The next day he’s back again. He asks the bartender, “Got any nails?”

      The bartender is befuddled. “Uh, no. No nails!”

      “Good,” the duck says. “Got any pond scum?”

  7. Saul Sorrell-Till
    Posted August 4, 2016 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    It’s either a womble, a furby or a baby wild haggis. I can’t narrow it down.

    • HaggisForBrains
      Posted August 5, 2016 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

      Definitely not the third option.

  8. Posted August 4, 2016 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    a baby platypus doll

  9. Damien McLeod
    Posted August 4, 2016 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    It’s a baby cuteness isn’t it?

  10. Posted August 4, 2016 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    It’s a baby platypus doll made by a Russian woman who sells on the interwebs under the name Oso Polar.

  11. vnectar
    Posted August 4, 2016 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    Duck sloth!

  12. tubby
    Posted August 4, 2016 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Yes, this is a doll. You don’t see this type commercially too often because they’re not really child friendly (they can be delicate), but they usually have cast resin heads, paws, and other details like horns or antlers, resin or glass taxidermy eyes, and a plush body that sometimes has a jointed armature for posing. I think someone who goes by the name Miss Monster used to make dolls of this type, though of monsters rather than baby animals.

  13. Posted August 4, 2016 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    PCC(e) — You could just have changed the title text to Guess the animal this doll is based on and avoided the embarrassing apology! 😁

    /@

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted August 4, 2016 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

      But that’s not PCC(E)’s way.

      cr

  14. Posted August 4, 2016 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    The hand is clearly that of the animal homo sapiens sapiens.

  15. Heather Hastie
    Posted August 4, 2016 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Haven’t i seen this picture here before just a few days ago?

  16. chrism
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 4:48 am | Permalink

    Puts me in mind of the most dangerous argument ever advanced by creationists:

    http://arturogalletti.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/633496335450082779-platypus.jpg?w=400&h=320


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