/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.

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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Help iding this fish

What kind of fish is it? Sorry for bad quality

0 Comments
2024/04/23
03:24 UTC

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Help iding this sweet water pufferfish

What kind of river puffer fish is it? Sorry for bad quality

0 Comments
2024/04/23
03:23 UTC

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Help iding this fish

What kind of trigger fish is ur? Sorry for bad quality

0 Comments
2024/04/23
03:22 UTC

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Big Sur, CA. Western Rattlesnake?

Almost stepped on this guy about 5 miles into a backpacking trip in Big Sur, CA. I think itโ€™s a Western Rattlesnake but it was relatively calm and didnโ€™t hear any rattle. Was 4 - 5 ft long.

7 Comments
2024/04/23
01:16 UTC

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Some sort of plates/scales. South east Texas

5 Comments
2024/04/22
23:54 UTC

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3AM mystery screech - NE Ohio

Filmed through my open window screen

2 Comments
2024/04/22
23:02 UTC

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What snake is this? Spotted in the backyard

7 Comments
2024/04/22
19:34 UTC

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Bobcat this last Winter - Central Utah

1 Comment
2024/04/22
15:57 UTC

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Dog or Bobcat? - Central Utah

24 Comments
2024/04/22
15:33 UTC

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Is this some type of small snake? ID request. (Philippines, Luzon)

as big as a 1 peso coin. Found dead on the floor possibly because my cat killed it.

2 Comments
2024/04/22
13:57 UTC

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Is this some type of small snake? ID. (Philippines, Luzon)

about a size of a 1 PH peso coin. Found dead possibly because of my cat.

0 Comments
2024/04/22
12:59 UTC

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does anyone have ANY clue what was making this noise at 1am???

montgomery county, MD

2 Comments
2024/04/22
12:55 UTC

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San Francisco, California

You can hear the sound once at the beginning and once at the end. Possibly a bird? The sound felt like it was coming from a spot higher than I was. Location: just about 30 minutes north of San Francisco, California. If you are able to identify the sound, I would also love to know what this sound means. Is it a distress signal? Or maybe a hunting signal! Anyways, appreciate the help. Thank you!

3 Comments
2024/04/22
06:28 UTC

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What animal did this?

In southeast Texas (Houston area)

Found this on the ledge (about 4 feet off the ground) near the back door. Don't think it's our cat and all our kids are grown and out of the house. We've had issues with raccoons and possums before (getting into the attic), but not lately (in the last 5-10yrs). Thanks in advance!

0 Comments
2024/04/22
06:06 UTC

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What kind of animal is this?

Found this cat thing at a bar.

4 Comments
2024/04/22
05:58 UTC

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Found this on Australia, i thought it was a cat at first but it had some differences, what is it?

7 Comments
2024/04/22
05:19 UTC

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What animal is making this noise? My friend was out at 11:00pm and he's convinced it was a demon lol

12 Comments
2024/04/22
04:56 UTC

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Night dive off the east coast of south Florida - what are the little fast moving "worms"?

What are those little worm-like critters mixed in with the plankton? Thanks in advance!

4 Comments
2024/04/22
04:09 UTC

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Found in living room, Southern California. I just moved in ๐Ÿซฃ

1 Comment
2024/04/22
03:34 UTC

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What sound is this? (Denver foothills)

Is it some form of cricket?

3 Comments
2024/04/22
03:00 UTC

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Help identify this animal sound

What animal could be making this sound outside of my house? I live in South East Pennsylvania.

5 Comments
2024/04/22
02:47 UTC

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What animal is this which turned up to a cat feeder [somewhere in East Asia - Taiwan, China, possibly Korea - the app is random]

8 Comments
2024/04/22
02:35 UTC

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