I haven’t posted in a few weeks due to real life, but here is an interesting little critter I came across: the jerboa.
This little guy looks like he came from an alien planet, and he is perfectly adapted to either the desert or the cold. Here are a few pictures of the jerboa: try to imagine one on Mars or your favorite desert science fiction planet.
In a science fiction landscape crowded with large monsters, killer robots, and evil alien civilizations, let focus on this humble critter. I’m not sure if a simple animal like this could make a great science fiction story, but at least we can imagine finding something similar on another world.