This pin was originally labeled Rabbit , so I pinned it to my bunny board. This morning a fellow pinner brought to my attention that this beautiful creature is a viscacha , and actually belongs to the rodent family. That's one cute rodent !
Southern Viscacha - Lagidium viscacia Not a lagomorph, but a rodent, more closely related to chinchillas. Like all mountain viscachas, the Southern Viscacha is a gregarious species that forms small to very large colonies, comprising one or more family groups. This herbivorous species is specialized and restricted to rocky habitats where it colonizes rock crevices. This species occurs in southern Peru, southern and western Bolivia, northern Chile and western Argentina.
Viscachas ~ The northern viscacha is a species of rodent in the family Chinchillidae. It is known from Peru and Chile, at elevations from 300 to 5000 m, and may also be present in Bolivia. Fauna of Chile