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Inktober 2017, 30/31: The Mice in Council
THE MICE summoned a council to decide how they might best devise means of warning themselves of the approach of their great enemy, the Cat. Among the many plans suggested, the one that found most favor was the proposal to tie a bell to the neck of the Cat, so that the Mice, being warned by the sound of the tinkling, might run away and hide themselves in their holes at his approach. But when the Mice further debated who among them should thus “bell the Cat,” there was no one found to do it.
Let those who propose be willing to perform.
– Aesop’s Fables, translated by George Fyler Townsend

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Say hello to Bridgette and Luigi! This pair of Patagonian mara recently moved into the giant anteater exhibit at the San Diego Zoo. Patagonia mara are also called “cavy” and pairs are monogamous. They look like giant rabbits, but Patagonia mara are actually rodents. Help us welcome this unusual species to Skyfari West. (source)

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BE LIKE THE HAMSTER.
I know this isn’t a #rat but it’s in the #rodent family and I couldn’t resist! How #cute is this #hamster ?!? 💜
This #adorable little potato seems to know what’s up. I think we can learn a lot from her. Slowly with patience, she reaches up with determination and pulls herself up… one step at a time. You may not be able to see your destination, so enjoy the journey and with some patience, strength and perseverance, you can do this! You are stronger than you think. Reach for the stars people. Or at least….reach for the next step! 💪🏼😝🐭
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#cuteanimal video by: @jukinmedia & @polar.potato
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