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Ui mammal poss Cabarceno SIS 1

Observed: 14th August 1998 By: Shadow30Shadow30’s reputation in MammalsShadow30’s reputation in MammalsShadow30’s reputation in Mammals
Ui mammal poss Cabarceno SIS 1
Description:

Captive

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Gill Sinclair's picture

Captive animal?

Was this a captive animal? There are no wild hyaena species in Spain.

Gill Sinclair
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Captive animal?

Yes. Sorry, I thought I'd noted that on submission.

John

Martin Harvey's picture

captive animals

iSpot's focus is on wild plants and animals, so best not to post captives if you don't mind.

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Entomologist and biological recorder

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Ui mammal poss Cabarceno SIS 1

Note taken, and apologies. Do you happen to know of alternative sites where captive species could be posted please?

John

Martin Harvey's picture

captives

No need to apologise John, but we have to draw the line somewhere! The observations on iSpot are of use in recording the distributions of wild species, and the issue gets confused if captive animals outside their normal range are entered here.

I'm afraid I don't know of any sites specialising in captive species, can anyone else suggest any?

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Entomologist and biological recorder

Gill Sinclair's picture

Captive

Hi John - I don't know of any websites specialising in captive animals either, but if you just want to share the photos you could use Picasa, Flickr, Photobucket or even Twitter (where you post using Twitpic).

Gill Sinclair
OU Certificate in Contemporary Science
www.gillsinclair.net
Twitter @Gill_Sinclair

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Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta)

OK. Thanks for suggestions. Regarding bobthebirder's comment, I believe the unnatural reddish colouration may be due to the location of the collection being on the site of old iron extraction workings, thus the Hyena may have been rolling in the soil!

John

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Spotted Hyena

The red colouration will be down to the site being on an old ironstone mine, as the soil in the image shows.

John