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The Naked Mole Rat

For Ugliest Mammal of its Size
the naked mole rat takes the prize.
From where it ought to have a face
its teeth protrude. I rest my case.


The Jaguarundi

The jaguarundi’s long and slender,
sinuous in either gender.
Though it may not bite or strike you,
see its face? It doesn’t like you.


The Hyrax

The hyrax shelters in the rocks,
thus staying safe and fat.
It’s mentioned in the Bible, thus
it’s one up on the cat

Yellow-Spotted  Rock Hyrax