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Lesser Jerboa

Lesser Jerboa
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Copyright: Eyal Bartov (bartove) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 1 N: 588] (7772)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1998
Categories: Mammals
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-02-05 7:15
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Points: 27
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Jerboas (Jaculus jaculus) Two suvspecies are recognized in Jordan Israel and Sinai.It is nocturnal.Hides in burrows with several openings which are dug with the front feet,while the hind legs push the excavated soil backwards. When fleeing the hops become 100 cm long in each jump.It feeds on seeds and leaves. Normally Jerboas dont need to drink water.

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Well done for capturing this Eyal.I bet it was moving fast.I love jerboa.They are such delightful little creatures.The back legs are so big for a little creature. Excellent post!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-02-05 7:59]

Wonderful capture! You caught it at the right moment. Well done. Maybe a bit noisy on the top, but still very good.

Woww!! You caught it in mid air. Wonderful!

What a cute rodent, amazing that these can live in such conditions. Very well captured.

Awsome catch, very good picture, how did you managa to catch it in daylight, it is very small animal.
I know that in the night it used to jump in the light of the car's lights, I saw it few times in the Judean desert.

Great! interesting, subject...thanks for sharing with Brazil...


Interesting shot Eyal,
He seems well developed for digging, apart from the very long tail.
Great capture.
Thanks for posting

Nice action shot. What a long tail. Never seen or heard of one of these before. My learning keeps on going. Thanks!

I didn't realize their forelimbs were so small. Good capture, TFS.

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  • Okan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 57 N: 68] (518)
  • [2005-02-07 2:45]

This is a close relative of four toed jerboa (allactaga euphratica) that reduces in Turkey rapidly. good shot and timing. Thanks for sharing and note.

Very nice and funny shot, interesting animal.
Well done.

Eyal, you post the most amazing creatures from all over. This is one creature I haven't seen before. Its a stunning action shot. Great work.

wow,it's awesome!congratulations,never seen such a brilliant photo of a jerboa before!keep it up!

interesting action and amazing details.

well done.

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