Enough of sullying my blog with lower forms of political life.
Here is something beautiful and unusual and a lot more interesting to look at than some half-wit senator from Arkansas:
|The maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)|
"The maned wolf is not closely related to any other living canid. It is not a fox, wolf, coyote, dog, or jackal, but a distinct canid. Although based only on morphological similarities, it previously had been placed in Canis and Vulpes genera. Its closest living relative is the bush dog (genus Speothos) and it has a more distant relationship to other South American canines (the short-eared dog, the crab-eating fox, and the 'false foxes' or Pseudalopex)." --Wikipedia
More HERE about this graceful animal.