Mystery Critter #16

Jesper looking for seals

Ah, the giddy excitement I get at picking a new critter for my Saturday post. I know, I am a goober! That’s right kids, it’s time to play Mystery Critter. A time when we get together to learn more about wildlife and have a bit of fun in the process!

Thinking caps on? I keep wanting to raise the stakes a little — I think you might be getting too good at solving these! OK — here we go. And remember — no cheating! ;-)


  • I am found throughout most of North America;
  • My habitat is wide-ranging — from cities to meadows;
  • I live year round in Hawaii (Aloha!) and Southern California;
  • I’m a bit sluggish in winter; and
  • I have one of the coolest wildlife stories out there!

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!

I have no doubt you have seen this Mystery Critter before! But even if you know it, you may not know its amazing story. Wildlife offers us so many opportunities to learn — so many fascinating facts to discover. I hope you will get outside this weekend and check out the wild in your world.

Don’t forget to let folks know about what you see! Join the Wildobs community and report your wildlife observations. It’s a great way to keep track of your wild adventures and share info with others.

See ya outside! – The Grass Stain Guru

photo credit: hagwall

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