Zoological word puzzle experiment

Zoological word puzzle experiment

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This is an experiment to see which is smarter: phone a friend or ask the audience?

The challenge: name an animal, the name of which consists of two words, each of which is themselves an animal, but neither of which refers to the animal itself.

For instance, Tiger Moth does not count, because it is itself a moth.

Dragonfly, although not technically a fly, is disqualified because dragons are mythological.

For some reasons my siblings and I have been obsessed with this challenge for several years, before a friend recently came up with a valid answer. We were sure there must be at least one such animal, but couldn't think what it was.

So now I am curious: can the collective wisdom of the Internet solve this in less time than it took my real world family and friends?

  • The gread tit.

    en.wikipedia.org/.../Great_Tit

    Cheers

  • ask the audience first and if you get into troble phone a friend

    then your find well tell his frind about the problem

    plus the audience  allso now about your problem

    then you dont have a problem any more

    but for cats it is not a problem , becourse the cat can not share the problem with you

    some times it will hide , and somtimes it is just glued to the chair you sit in

    and the most instresting stuff is that when you sit down to wacth a movie on you television

    the cat keep moving in front of the tv , so you can not see the dam movie

    so the the cat is musch viser that humans

    allway bugging you

  • > The gread tit.

    But that's a kind of Tit...

  • Fail, I admit it. Thought it to be the other way around.

    In German, the Giant Anteater is called "Ameisenbär" which translates to "Ant Bear" in English. And since it is neither an ant (obviously) nor a bear (zoologically), it would qualify.

    en.wikipedia.org/.../Giant_anteater

  • Snakefly... most definitely not a snake, and not a fly either.

  • en.wikipedia.org/.../Liger

  • Bearcat

  • Zebra mussel - is neither a zebra nor (in fact) a mussel: en.wikipedia.org/.../Zebra_mussel

  • Raccoon Dog - I think it's vaguely related to a dog, but might be enough apart to not be considered a dog

  • Antlion (the larva of which is also known as "doodlebug"),

    en.wikipedia.org/.../Antlion

  • I love this thread .. keep them coming ..

  • Mosquito hawk, aka Crane fly (which is kind of there itself).

  • Elephant Shrew

    "The elephant shrews are unrelated to the shrews"

    <a rel="nofollow" target="_new" href="en.wikipedia.org/.../a>

  • Bah, never know for sure if a comment will need HTML or if it will detect links:

    en.wikipedia.org/.../Elephant_shrew

  • What about the fruit bat.  It is neither a fruit nor a wooden stick used to hit baseballs...

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