Dirty Jobs - What was that animal?

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On Dirty Jobs tonight, Mike Rowe was helping an Big Animal Veteranarian. What was that critter? It looks like it could have been a wolverine or fisher but it had a very pointed snout like a possum has. Big white whiskers.

I can't describe it well, but I've been ruling things out with my biologist sister and Googling it.

The key is the sharp pointed snout - completely unlike weasel, mink, otter or wolverine.
 

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Was it the Bearcat? I recall seeing one on his show once. I tell you, that show made me aquire respect for so many people.
 
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That description makes me think of Giant Anteaters.
 
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Was it the Bearcat? I recall seeing one on his show once. I tell you, that show made me aquire respect for so many people.
Yep that was it.

Knowing the name I could Google it and found http://www.tv.com/dirty-jobs/exotic-animal-keeper/episode/1141065/recap.html" [Broken].
 
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I'd love to see a bearcat upclose, such a cool animal.
 
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They have a strange smell because of the musk gland under the prehensile tail. The fur is more like straight steel wool, really not soft at all. And they do eat a lot of bananas, at least the one I was around had a corner on the local banana market. He ate something like 6-7 pounds of bananas along with other fruit and some eggs. Every day.
 
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Ok so now I wanna be up close to Sam Elliott and a bearcat!
 
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Sam Elliott and a bearcat!
I think I was once described thusly by a girlfriend. Come on over.:biggrin:
 
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She said you smelled like popcorn?
 
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My girlfriend said I reminded her of popcorn. Jiffy Pop popcorn actually. She said 30 seconds a pop and not very satisfying.
 
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My girlfriend said I reminded her of popcorn. Jiffy Pop popcorn actually. She said 30 seconds a pop and not very satisfying.
Badum tsk!
 
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And tribdog gets the "straight line thru the name" award for this thread.... Oh well.
 
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My girlfriend said I reminded her of popcorn. Jiffy Pop popcorn actually. She said 30 seconds a pop and not very satisfying.
If you wait too long before taking it out, does it start to burn?:rolleyes:
 
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You guys are gonna get fish-whapped or something....
 
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Actually, she was talking about trying to have a serious conversation with me, but I see where your mind is.
 
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You have ADHD?
 
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Dave -

No, he has only a DVD.
 

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