I’ve been slogging through some field data today, when this mysterious critter crawled across my screen. These are the only shots we got – check out those zebra-stripey tube socks in the first image and the strange feathery texture. Who here knows what we snapped a pic of?
A researcher in a cool jumper and stripey socks? Or is it a vulture eating a zebra? Hopefully not a vulture eating a researcher with stripey socks?!
The mystery animals animals are always fun. Turtle? Pangolin? Not quite!
well, it looks complicated. The first picture shows what looks like the head of a hyena clamped on to a dead zebra. The vertical stripy thing is the wing of a vulture, seen from the back, in all three photos. A great photo sequence!
The only thing I can think of besides the vulture/zebra interaction would be an EXTREME close up of a snake sliding over part of the camera equipment. The belly scutes could look like feathers from the right angle.
Could this be a crocodile eating one of the legs of a Zebra
We believe it is a hyena eating a dead zebra and a vulture joining in.
Looks like a vulture. I think the stripe that look like a zebra leg are actually folds in the neck of the vulture with the light hitting it interestingly.
I wondered if it could be an extreme closeup of a slug?
At first I thought it may be a snake with the stripes being a rib cage of a meal, but now think it’s a bird and the ‘ribs’ are the opposit wing – showing the underside of the feathers!?
Ah, no one guessed okapi yet? 🙂
No one guessed okapi I see, until now 🙂
It definitely looks like a zebra being devoured by something like a Hyena (1st photo) and perhaps a vulture (the wing in all photo’s).