Senegal Mammal IDs
I just got back from a trip to Senegal, mainly to see African Manatees in the wild. I spent in day in Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary where all the pictures were taken. The Sanctuary is in the northwestern portion of the country, not far from Mauritania. The first animal in question are the following canids. The park lists having side striped jackal, however neither of the below specimens look like that to me ( a species I saw very well in Tanzania). Neither have the white tip of the tail. The first individual does however have the black stripes lateral to its pectoral region. Our guide has a friend who recently sampled individuals close to the park (Reviving the African Wolf Canis lupus lupaster in North and west Africa: A Mitochondrial Lineage Ranging More than 6,000 km wide by Gaubert et all) and found them to be more consistent with wolf (African Golden Jackal). Just curious what everyone else thinks.
The rodent was in a pile of debris close to the Sanctuary Hotel. I think it is just a brown rat, but I am hoping for something a little more exotic.
The bat was in a vacant building to the left of the picnic area at Lac de Gainth.