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African Civet by WillemSvdMerwe African Civet by WillemSvdMerwe
The African Civet, Civettictis civetta, is the largest African member of the Genet, Civet and Binturong family, the Viverridae.  It reaches 20 kg in weight but more usually weighs about 12 kg.  Civets are omnivores, catching small prey animals but also eating grass, fruit and other vegetable matter.  They can even eat poisonous Strychnos fruits, and poisonous millipedes, frogs, snakes and noxious grasshoppers and beetles.  They are quite rare here in South Africa, and I haven't yet seen one in the wild.  This is in lead pencil, colour added with Photoshop.
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Luspear-Soram Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Aww. Nice picture.
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016
Thanks a lot!
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Luspear-Soram Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Your welcome!
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DeliciouslyTasty Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
cool...
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
Thanks!
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ElSqiubbonator Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
It's Oy from the Dark Tower books!
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Heh heh I had to look him up, I don't know those books at all!
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Nesihonsu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's like made on demand. I have great fondness for all such small carnivores always overshadowed by more popular species but not less fascinating.
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Thanks very much, I'm glad to hear that!
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks nice. I did not know such a beautiful mammal
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Thanks, glad to have shown you something new!
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a beautiful pattern, I hope you get to see one in the wild soon pal! :D
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Thanks a lot, so do I!
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RodgerHodger Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Very distinct! Good detail.
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Thank you very much!
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RodgerHodger Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
You're welcome!
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