Names for common (?) critters

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  1. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    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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  2. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

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    Low Brush Grizzly.
     

  3. D.P.

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    Earth pigs
    Land sharks
     
  4. Imortal Wombat

    Imortal Wombat Well-Known Member

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    Would anyone care to explain to this Aussie what all of those names mean (preferably in Australian [​IMG] ).
     
  5. Dave King

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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.
     
  6. Pete Lincoln

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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?
    Pete
     
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  8. chris matthews

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    Okay here's a few definitions as I know them:

    hair pig- black bear
    whistle pig- rockchuck or woodchuck
    sod poodle- prairie dog
    tree rat- squirrel

    Here's a few more:
    Song dog
    Speed goat
    Pole cat
     
  9. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    Chris

    You're too easy! [​IMG] I figured you just add "Snow gator".


    Let me guess at a few then;

    Earth Pig, the only one I know is the Aardvark.

    Land shark, probably wolves but just a wild guess.

    Biffin's Bridge??? Taint going there!

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  10. chris matthews

    chris matthews Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah- the ol' elusive snow gator!
    Or what about the King Flounder?
    Of course that leads to the Mochid chuckle and Mush Head!!!!
     
  11. Guest

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    Or the oft elusive and deadly
    "Flat Dog"
    And "leather winged crow"
     
  12. D.P.

    D.P. Well-Known Member

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    earth pigs = large groundhogs
    Bean muncher = groundhog
    land shark = Pit bull [​IMG]
     
  13. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    Leather winged crow

    would that be a fruit bat??
     
  14. gonehuntingagain

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    Whistle pig = gopher (in SW Idaho)

    How about this one: punt dog

    song dog = coyote
    speed goat = Antelope
    Not sure on this one, but pole cat = cougar
    land shark could be a badger or wolverine?