What Is a Pygmy Jerboa and Why Does It Look... Not Right? Animal Video of the Day!!!
Okay... Is it me, or does this little creature look unfinished? Like... I dunno... It's missing a body. Or a mouth. Or is that thing that it's cleaning with those tiny claws look like a giant mouth that opens into its stomach? Seriously. What am I looking at here in this video uploaded by tamasanndesu on January 20, 2009?
This is a pygmy jerboa, a small desert dwelling rodent native to parts of Asia and Africa. And while he's cute (in an ugly kind of way (sort of like me)), I swear that little pet looks like he's only half-way finished....
Anyone have any jerboas and want to share some stories? Let us know!
John P. Barker