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What kind of elil are these guys?
« on: November 30, 2013, 09:54:16 AM »




I can't really classify them (or it. Seem to be the same animal). But I want to add it to the character-profiles on my site  :(

Could someone help, please?
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 02:08:03 PM »
I think the one on the bottom is a weasel, but I'm not 100% sure. As for the top one...I honestly have no clue.
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2013, 02:44:13 PM »
Could it be a wolverine?

I thought, on the second image it was the same animal. But of course, I could be wrong.


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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 03:53:16 PM »
They look like different animals to me, I think the top one looks like a stoat, and I agree on the bottom one being a weasel.
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2013, 09:13:49 PM »
OK, stoat is close to a wolverine.

Maybe any other suggestions? Or can I take stoat and weasel? :)


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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2013, 10:36:38 AM »
If you can, I woud suggest you to have a look at the episodes, where these elil appears. Usualy they are named there.
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2013, 03:14:14 PM »
Followed Foxbrows advice and they are named as... elil :(


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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2013, 05:31:59 PM »
Oh... Well, I saw only dubbed series, not the original ones, and I still have a feeling that they were named there. It was some time ago though. Or maybe it was just the translators' invention.

Then there is one more thing I can suggest: if these elil actually speak, they might be listed somewhere in the credits. But they probably won't be there anyway.
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2013, 08:33:21 PM »
Following by what the episodes (overall say,) the elil like the ones above are Weasels. Although Stoats & Ferrets DO exist out in the real world - and look very similar to Weasels - since they aren't mentioned in the episodes it's safe to assume that they are both just Weasels. The bottom picture looks like a Weasel just in a Season 3 style.

Watership Down is set in the UK/British countryside, and there are no Wolverines over here - they've been extinct since 6000BC.
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2013, 09:05:55 PM »
Taking the first picture (the second is a weasel in season 3 style, clear :) ):

Weasel No. 1
Weasel No. 2
Weasel No. 3 (really?)

I still think, No. 3 is a different animal  :(

I hope, I'm not annoying you with this topic  :(


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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2013, 10:04:37 PM »
I thought they were all weasels, despite ferrets and stoats being theoretically able to be around.  That third picture....its not very obvious what it is. :p  Weasels, ferrets, stoats, look very much alike.

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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2013, 03:27:25 PM »
It's possible that the animator just drew a Weasel differently, or he may of intended it to be a Stoat/Ferret, or maybe it is a Weasel just coloured differently. Mistakes can sometimes be made between animating/colouring. I still think it's a Weasel, but it is possible that it isn't.
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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2013, 06:33:43 PM »
(sorry for double post, but I wanted you to see this lol)

Got round to this episode during my re-watch and Keehar says that our mystery elil is a Stoat, after all.

He says:
"Stoat going to get Pipkin!"

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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2013, 07:10:33 PM »
Sorry. Found no time to rewatch the episode.

So we've got a stoat and a weasel.

Thanks a lot to all of you for your help :)


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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2014, 01:14:08 AM »
I haven't watched Watership Down, movie or the series, in years, but I remember clearly that it was a stoat (the first picture). The other one is a weasel, as much as it doesn't look like one.