This morning during get-ready-for-school time, Ed and I were teasing Jared about how giggly and silly he was being rather than focusing on the task at hand. I started calling him made-up names such as verteneschniggler ("Stop being a verteneschniggler and get moving!") and eventually threw in a real word, bandicoot, which he thought was both hilarious and made up. So I came up with a photo of a bandicoot to show him.
For your viewing pleasure, and with Jared's permission, here is a photo of the extremely rare Jared subspecies of the rabbit-eared bandicoot (Macrotis lagotis):
He was so pleased with it that he asked me to print a copy of it to share with his teacher. Updated: Jared reports that his teacher laughed hysterically and was happy to be allowed to keep the picture.
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