Mystery Critter #10

Within walking distance of any spot on Earth there’s probably more than enough mystery to investigate in a lifetime.

- Alix Kates Shulma

I see you!

It’s Saturday, which means it’s time to play Mystery Critter here at TGSG! A little game to put your wildlife knowledge to the test and have a little fun learning about some of the amazing critters we share the planet with. Today’s Mystery Critter was selected by my Twitter friend, Marie.

So let’s get to it, nature detectives! Put on your thinking caps and let’s play. And remember, no cheating!


  • I have an elongated body;
  • My gestation period is 8 1/2 to 9 1/2 months;
  • I am currently being reintroduced into the Midwest, but can be found in the North and along the East coast of the US;
  • I am brown; and
  • I am a very good swimmer.

What am I? Make your guess, and then go here for the answer and more interesting facts. Did you get it right?! If not, no worries — you’ll have another chance next week!

You might not get the chance to see this Mystery Critter, but there is plenty of wildlife all around you. Why not take advantage of Free Admission Weekend at the closest National Park, or celebrate Dads this weekend with some outdoor fun? Grab the kids in your world and go for a hike to see what wildlife you can spot near you.  Remember, there is mystery and wonder waiting around every corner, you just need to stop and take a look!

Don’t forget to let folks know about what you find! Join the Wildobs community and report your wildlife observations.

See ya outside! – The Grass Stain Guru

Creative Commons License photo credit: miles_lane

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