September 28, 2012 • 12:56 pm

Okay, guess what kind of animal this is (I’ve edited out the source so you can’t cheat).

No argumentum ad googlem, please.


Update: ———————————————————————————————————————————-

As many of you have guessed, it’s a rabbit, specifically a Lionhead rabbit which is a fairly new breed that apparently originated in Belgium.

Original photograph from The Smiling Wolf Studio on their Facebook page here.

(by Grania Spingies)

81 thoughts on “Whadizzit?

      1. That was my first thought, too, but:

        A) Ceiling Cat has yet to confirm, suggesting not; and

        ii) the shape of the face / eyes / nose / etc. isn’t quite right for a felid.

        I’d say some sort of rodent. I’d lean towards an angora hamster, but somebody else has already suggested a hamster without a response from CC. Second choice would be an angora rabbit, but there’ve been other mentions of rabbits, too….


  1. Whatever it is, it can’t see a thing. Since you love to post cat pictures I have to assume this isn’t a cat since that would be too obvious, so some kind of rabbit bred for its fur, like an Angola.

    Either that or a tribble.

  2. The red UK native is Sciurus candyflossis & I suppose this might be the grey Sciurus cottoncandis American invader

    1. I think you’re right. I raised angora rabbits thirty-plus yrs ago, and I’d say, the barely visible eye tell me so. Cats have binocular vision…don’t see that here. The fur looks right…oh, but is that fur a fantastic insulator!

      1. If you do a Google Image search for “angora rabbit,” you’ll find a number of bunnies in similar poses that look just like this one except for fur color. You’ll also find some that look much different but have the same fur color.

        I’m’a gonna go with angora rabbit, too, Ceiling Cat’s continued silence notwithstanding.


  3. 3 guesses:

    having seen Scorsese’s Harrison doc. tonight, I think it could be Lennon in his hairy 1969 incarnation; or Jesus; or the portrait of William Lane Craig which he keeps locked in his attic.

  4. Re: the rabbit’s breed. How ambivalent we are about the lion: positive, ‘leonine’, yet pejorative, ‘lion-faced’, the Alzheimer’s sufferer.

  5. It’s what you hold up to a creationary when they start prancing about how ain’t nobody ever seen no new species evolve.

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