Sapiensia seems an unfair attribution to me, it is nothing more than an ape-iate for the people. A monkey-do. Almost the same as any cheap-munkey-do. Having have to live at night these days, I’ve met many late rodents, my actual neighbours actually. Shy and much less noisy than we’ve ever been. Seedy. Aside. This is really what I love with those companions of late earliness, rodentia. Where sapientia is neurotic, rodentia is wonder wander. Rodentia is the art of wandering for seeds, if not for going nuts. Where sapientia is ecstatic, rodentia is just plainly hectic.
This little one was running into the mint, and I suspect it used to live directly in our basement. It wasn’t particularly scared, but somewhat curious. Since I am definitely ignorant of spiny beasts, I don’t know what this species is. I was thinking Matt, as an expert, would tell me (and for the other guy below as well). Though I was amazed that an interesting post about some genetic controversy at evolgen almost answered my ID question: my rodent really looks like something of the Polionotus Genus, isn’t it?
A few days later, here is another one (well, that’s more of a shrew, though it was also walking like a drunk mole, and I tell you again, I’m really not exactly a great Vertebrate expert… ;-). This one’s very lucky: it escaped my cat (that’s not too difficult though, since it is mostly intereted in crickets). Seems like this one needs some glass. But it’s cosy-nosy, and this time it was scared. I may still wait a few days to se something about this species at evolgen too, or should I? Hey Matt, we still need you there!
Lastly (and at daylight this time), as I was wandering (too) around the garden, I suddenly heard a very strange noise, like someone was trying to play flute with a crispy plastic bag and throwing pieces of chalk against a blackboard altogether. I tried very hard to locate the place where this was coming from, and ended up next to a tree behind the way.
I guess this guy was doing this weird noise. I still don’t get at what it was trying to do. Was it simply sick? Was it calling for a mate? Or even was it mistaking the tree for one? Well, I know vertebrate may have such strange behaviours but this one is really strange. If anyone of you does have an idea about this stuff, please keep me informed…
Well, I’m just curious. I’m not really going to convert into the vertebrate thing right now. This would prevent posting to Circus of the Spineless anyway, so… I better stop it right now.
Moreover, I know too well that if I leave these other lovely ones like what’s left, this will be somewhat called demantia…