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10/17/2012 01:34 pm ET

Interesting Animal Names: 8 Creatures With Misleading Monikers

From Vetstreet's Linda Lombardi:

Animal names . . . you just can't trust them.

Sure, the yellow-bellied sapsucker has a yellow tummy and eats sap. But not all monikers in the critter kingdom are so obvious — and some are complete misnomers.

Here are eight examples of animals whose names have rather unexpected explanations.

Animals With Misleading Names

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