Gail White: More Marginal Mammals

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.

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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.

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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