/r/animalid

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This subreddit helps users identify animal species from pictures, videos, audio or calls, tracks, dens, scat, etc. All ID requests should include the animal's LOCATION (country, state, city, name of ocean or coast). This sub is NOT for identifying breed info for cats/dogs or identifying insects/parasites. Comments should be helpful or educational only, and advice should be legal and humane. Welcome!

Have a picture of an animal you need identified? Post it here and let the collective consciousness of reddit ID it for you!

It is best if you have a picture, if not, a good description. Provide a location if you have a picture or not.

Rules

1. ID Posts Only

The primary purpose of all posts should be to identify the species of animal in a photo, video, or audio file. Other posts with no ID request will be removed.

2. Posts must have a location provided in the title!

State or province at least, or country if it's small enough to provide a similar level of geographic precision. It is also helpful to include the type of environment your animal is in; forest, suburb, near a lake or river, etc.

3. No "Bugs"

"Bug" in the colloquial sense of "terrestrial arthropod" - insects, arachnids, and other creepy crawlies. While these are animals, they're very abundant and require specialized knowledge. Post them in /r/whatsthisbug for better ID!

4. No Breed Requests

This group is for identifying an animal's species. Breed ID requests for domestic animals will be removed. Post them in /r/cats, /r/DoggyDNA, /r/IDmydog, or a subreddit dedicated to your animal's species.

5. No Violence or Animal Abuse

This group believes in respecting the dignity of nonhuman animals. Violent or abusive comments are not tolerated. In the event dispatching an animal is warranted a poster may be tactfully encouraged to seek a professional for humane euthanasia. Subsistence hunters are welcome here, but refrain from making comments that would be more appropriate for /r/hunting.

Included in this rule are posts with animals stuck in sticky traps or killed by your unsupervised outdoor pet (does not apply to barn cats or livestock guardian dogs).

6. Low-effort and sensationalist comments will be removed at moderator discretion.

This is primarily an educational subreddit. If your comment is a joke, meme, or includes words like "vicious" or "bloodthirsty" it is likely to be removed.


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/r/animalid

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Coyote or wolf west central MN

We have a den next to our house of 4-5 pups. When they were little I thought they were foxes, but today I saw them again after a few weeks and they obviously are not! They were all out playing and I was able to get a video of this little guy! Is it a wolf or coyote? I haven’t seen mom. Thank you!

0 Comments
2024/06/13
14:44 UTC

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Spotted in a French painting - what is this?

Our family and I were browsing a historic building and spotted this animal in a French painting. What in the world is it? Someone suggested ferret, but it has a monkey face. But then the tail threw us off. The other visitors overheard us all debating what it was and offered their own ideas (otter? No way.) We'd love to solve the mystery!

16 Comments
2024/06/13
11:31 UTC

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What species it this little guy and does he need help?

He is very small and seems to just sleep in my yard, doesn’t fly and there are two of the same species of birds above him but not feeding him. He hasn’t moved in two days and seemed very weak when I approached him. (Didn’t touch him and kept my distance, photo is taken with zoom). I threw some little pieces of bread near him and he tried to eat them but seemed to miss them with his beak.

4 Comments
2024/06/13
11:20 UTC

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Too dark for video. Noise is repeating about every 30 seconds. In Charlotte, NC. Taken around 2 am. I have lots of woods behind my house which is where the noise is coming from.

1 Comment
2024/06/13
06:18 UTC

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What animal is this? Southern NH

Was on a walk with a friend and almost stepped on this guy. Is it a baby porcupine?

4 Comments
2024/06/13
05:05 UTC

4

Is this a fox or a coyote?

A friend of mine took this picture the other day in California.

2 Comments
2024/06/13
05:08 UTC

1

What animal? Found in basement from the Midwest

2 Comments
2024/06/13
04:54 UTC

1

Any idea what animal left this behind in GA?

Found it in my back yard in Georgia

1 Comment
2024/06/13
01:53 UTC

7

What animal would do this?

It seems as though an animal has been trying to either find food or make a den in our backyard. We woke up to tons of these small holes in the grass in our backyard. They are not deep holes but there are several of them! What animal could be responsible for this? Location is Ontario Canada

6 Comments
2024/06/13
01:36 UTC

157

What type of baby is this?

What kind of baby is this? Located in Rhode Island. Was thinking woodchuck but couldn’t tell with the nose. Thanks

27 Comments
2024/06/13
01:22 UTC

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Is this a hog?

Sorry it’s a blurry pic. I got pictures of 2 full grown hogs 15 minutes before this. East tn.

0 Comments
2024/06/13
00:34 UTC

3

Baby rat or mouse in UK

Can’t tell if this is a large mouse or baby rat, any ideas?

2 Comments
2024/06/12
22:42 UTC

32

Never seen this bird before

Found in eastern Quebec if that helps

4 Comments
2024/06/12
22:35 UTC

6

Coiled up snake (upstate NY)

3 Comments
2024/06/12
21:54 UTC

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Upstate NY scat in yard

What would leave this in the yard?

0 Comments
2024/06/12
21:53 UTC

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1 Spotted Egg, 3 Solid color. Charlotte, North Carolina

From what I have read, it seens this is one of those brood parasite situations😮‍💨 Can anyone confirm? What should I do?

11 Comments
2024/06/12
21:45 UTC

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Who left this little turd(?) next to my porch in Utah

Kind of big for a bird but I don’t have any other guesses.

0 Comments
2024/06/12
20:27 UTC

2

Who's scat? Central Yukon, on a mountain.

0 Comments
2024/06/12
19:50 UTC

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Nosey Finch in Eastern TN, Google lens only pulls up as a critically endangered Mangrove Finch? I have doubts that what this is.

1 Comment
2024/06/12
19:01 UTC

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