(desert rat) and a map of the Yemen
(Picture of jerboa and more information from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerboa
A painting of the Jerboa or
Desert Rat which gave the
British VIIIth Army Corps its
name and symbol in North
Africa during World War II.
With its long kangaroo-type hind legs, it is capable of jumping quite long distances.
The only examples I ever saw were at the seismic survey camp in south-west Oman (top right corner of the map below) in about March 1960
|"Map used by permission of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin."
With thanks to Trevor "Bill" Powell for
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