mystery solved

It was at the Cincinnati Zoo last weekend that I finally figured out what it must have been that died in the power lines that cross over my backyard. It was a Red Panda… This photo was taken at the zoo, and it’s almost identical to what was behind our house, before the men from the power company came and poked it down in giant chunks.

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7 Comments

  1. Posted September 11, 2005 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    Red Pandas are also known as “Fire foxes.” Perhaps your power company would prefer you use Internet Explorer in the future?

  2. Brian
    Posted September 12, 2005 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    “The Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens Latin “fire colored cat”) or Lesser Panda, is a mostly herbivorous cat-sized (60 cm long) mammal. Its classification is uncertain. It was formerly classified in the raccoon family (Procyonidae), but now many experts, including Wilson and Reeder (1993), classify it as a member of the bear family (Ursidae) or in its own family the Ailuridae. It is native to the Himalayas and southern China. Fossil evidence suggests that it once also existed in North America.”

    I think we can close the books on this one.

  3. john galt
    Posted September 12, 2005 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    was it a sexual harrasment panda?

    /hat tip southpark

  4. mark
    Posted September 12, 2005 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    I wish I had photos of the thing in my back yard before it was knocked off the wires. It really looked just like this.

  5. Posted September 13, 2005 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    If that hunk of whatever was a red panda then there is a zoo out there missing an animal…or he traveled a very long way to die in your backyard. What is so special about your backyard? ;-)

  6. Posted September 13, 2005 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    Maybe Cadillac camped there.

  7. Anonymous
    Posted September 22, 2005 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    kinG s1ze blog
    Do you see what I see Why do we live like this Is it because it’s true That ignorance is bliss

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