A Plague of Links

 By Shamus Feb 8, 2007 9 comments

Since yesterday, I’ve seen links appear from The Rodent’s Burrow, Rodent Household, The Magic Rat, and Larry the Lab Rat. Strange.

Now I forget: Are badgers and ferrets considered rodents?

At any rate, I’m glad this blog is so popular among our rodent friends. Next up, I’m planning an ad campaign to increase readership among waterfowl, which has been lacking.

Also, the above-linked Rodent’s Burrow has “My dice are trying to kill me!” t-shirts. Nifty.

9Nine comments.


  1. Kiwi C. says:

    Well, I’m here to represent the genus Apteryx, of the order Struthioniformes,(that is, kiwi birds)!

  2. GreyDuck says:

    Waterfowl, you say? Why, I can help with that!

    (I should’ve added you to my “blogroll” long before now, but I’ve been utterly damned lazy on the website maintenance front. That oversight is now remedied.)

  3. Don says:

    Badgers and ferrets are mustelids, not rodents.

  4. Wonderduck says:

    What, GreyDuck and I aren’t good enough for you, Shamus? Have to import other anatidae?

    (please note, I have no blogroll, though I probably should…)

  5. Michael says:

    Ferrets are mice-eating carnivores and working ferrets were used to clean out grain silos of mice. Nearsighted (older) ferrets may bite bare toes because they look and move like baby mice.

  6. Like Don and Michael said, we’re carnivores. If God didn’t mean for us to eat animals, why are they made of meat?

  7. Ratty says:

    Long live rodents! Keep up the daily fodder and rats will gather…

  8. Selki says:

    Hey, I’m a water … oh, *fowl*

  9. Now here’s an odd bit of trivia. Rodents and equids are more closely related to primates than they are to artiodactyls (even toed hooved mammals). But carnivores are more closely related to artiodactyls than they are primates. That is, carnivora evolved from the common ancestor of cattle sometime after the common ancestor of the primate/rodent/equine lines evolved from a common ancestor of the carnivore/artiodactyl lines.

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