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20 June 2013 @ 06:00 am
Kitsnaps: Mara  

Mara
Mara

These lovely little creatures are basically giant South American guinea pigs, although they look more like rabbits crossed with antelope. Dublin Zoo and Fota Island, where this was taken, has quite a few of them, and at Fota they’re totally free-range. They’re very very shy and charming, and I spent a lot of time at Fota sneaking up on them to take pictures. More pictures than might be strictly necessary, really. I have a lot of mara pics. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

 
 
 
Catherinesharpwords on June 20th, 2013 03:40 am (UTC)
I love these guys at Dublin zoo (never been to Fota) - I get surprised every time by how big they are, coz having only read about them while a kid, in my head they're only rabbit-sized.
Lauratavella on June 20th, 2013 12:38 pm (UTC)
Deer-rabbits, so deer sized rabbits :)
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on June 20th, 2013 07:30 am (UTC)
Look at that face!
Alix (Tersa): Toast--face close-up (tersa)tersa on June 20th, 2013 12:17 pm (UTC)
I agree, they look nothing like guinea pigs, but eeeee, so ky00t. :)