Here is the Deal.... My Old taxidermist tanned my Texas blackbuck and Bear hide. It came in a little late (Like 3 years jsut for the tan... But thats another story).. He said his tanner guy was in Africa and shot these varmints with .22's and had a Slew of them and tanned them. He asked for one to give to me.
So.... Now I have a Tanned varmint from Africa I'm tryingto figure out what it is. The taxidermist didn't know but I might have him call the guy from the tannning place to get a NAme. But until then, I'm asking you guys, Sounds like you all know too
Yep, its a springhare. I was bored, I looked it up.... the springhare, or Cape jumping hare, of the genus Pedetes is a large rodent, not a true hare, and is the sole member of the family Pedetidae. It has short front legs and long, powerful hind legs and, when frightened,jumps as a kangaroo. The springhare has a bushy tail as long as its body, which measures about 40 cm (16 in) in length. The rodent weighs about 3.5 kg (8 lb). Its coat is soft and tawny to reddish brown with white underparts. It digs burrows in sandy soil and, usually eating at night, consumes plants and insects.Springhares live in eastern and southern Africa.