mystery animal

what do you think the animal circled in red is intended to be? this is a (spanish i believe) manuscript depicting noah's arc from around 975. our guesses are bear or rabbit
it shouldn't be a kangaroo because it was made too early for that. unless kangaroos were known about in that part of the world in that century somehow

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe it's a cynocephali? That's what I'd wager.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it could be an ostrich? Drawn by someone who had never seen one

    but given the feet I'd go with rabbit

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is a fucked um monkey

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Medieval manuscript, so it literally doesn't matter. These fucking unwashed peasants typically made illustrations of third hand oral accounts of animals. The fucking hillbillies had no idea what they were doing. Go back 1,500 years before those apes and you can actually ID species in art because the classical civilizations weren't shit-eating savages.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine if FA was printed out and made into a book for future generations to discover.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Looks like a fox. It's orange and foxes are always being shown standing on their back legs and doing other anthro shit.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Suricata suricatta

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    kangaroo

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What if it is a bird and the ears are actually a beak?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The feet are dissimilar to the other birds, more like the other nonbird animals.
      Was thinking raccoon but that also should be unknown to Europe at this time.
      I'd agree with rabbit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i don't know, there's a few other birds on the page and if it was meant to be a bird but it would probably look like those more

      It's a bunny rabbit
      obviously

      The feet are dissimilar to the other birds, more like the other nonbird animals.
      Was thinking raccoon but that also should be unknown to Europe at this time.
      I'd agree with rabbit.

      Squirrel? Goat rising its front limbs, ready to strike? There is no saying. In those manuscripts you can see oysters and bees with beaks, snakes with legs and crocodiles with floppy ears.

      maybe

      monkey

      i forgot about monkeys so it could be one, no tail so it would be an ape instead right (not like this artist pays the most attention to anatomy)

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Aboriginies are one of the lost tribes of Israel, and transmitted knowledge of kangaroos to Europe

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Kangaroo.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's a bunny rabbit
    obviously

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Give me your eyes so I can see what you see

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    dont forget the hand-lizards that occasionally brandished axes.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Squirrel? Goat rising its front limbs, ready to strike? There is no saying. In those manuscripts you can see oysters and bees with beaks, snakes with legs and crocodiles with floppy ears.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    monkey

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Makes me wonder just how old furry conventions really are.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It goes way back. Picrel is the oldest piece of art ever found (around 35000 to 40000 years back).

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Here forever with you BRO

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    a few copies showing the same animal exist too

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