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Names for common (?) critters

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Names for common (?) critters

Several years ago I was up in Canada minding my own business when all of a sudden I was yanked out of my blissful fog by the shouted term "swamp donkey"!! Of course I reacted a little slower than anticipated by my rather excited and severely gesturing companion and subsequently got a lesson in critter names.

This year I was introduced to another proper name for a common animal "hair pig"... there was less gesturing but an equally urgent call in my direction.

When will I ever know all my animal/fish and whatever names?? Here are a few common names that had me confused the first time I heard them.

animals:
Swamp donkey
Hair pig
Whistle pig
Sod poodle
Tree rat
Winged rat (2 varieties at least)
drape ape

fish:
Scupper trout (not a real fish but it can be found in water)
Chippewa river trout (or ??? river trout)


inanimate objects:
Connecticut (or Maryland) potato
Leaverite


How about some of the one's you all have heard.

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    Earth pigs
    Land sharks
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    Would anyone care to explain to this Aussie what all of those names mean (preferably in Australian [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] ).
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    IW

    I believe it's still a guessing game at this point. The real names will probably trickle in in just a short while.

    I will let out one variety of Winged Rat, you'll know it I'd guess... Seagull

    You must have a pile uncommon names of critters down there... I recall hearing about 28's or some such, I'm thinking it's a bird.
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    dunno about animals, but places of things connected with hunting... well sometimes.. Biffins Bridge.. is a place we all know, but you guys will have to guess.
    a Tinta.. is an object or thing.. again,, guess?
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