updated 7 July 2006
MOST RECENT: dog

added in November 2000: cat

B bats . beaver . birds . bunny
C camel . cat
D deer, dog
E elephant
F fish . fox
G giraffe . goat
H hedgehog . horse
I insects
L llama
M monkey . mouse
R raccoon
S scorpion . seahorse . snake
Z zebra


bats:

                   /^v^\
         /^v^\                      /^v^\
                /^v^\

ejm96  /^v^\
beaver:
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  \         ___ 
\  \       ('+'`)_------_   ######
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}  { ejm 96    /|/----\|\  ####### 
}  {          " "      " "
birds:

ducks:

       >@  ____                           =@--------
         \/www     >@  ____                   / >``
         ( \         \/www    =@--------      \ > 
 ejm 96   ||\        ( \          \ >``        \> 
          mm \        ``\          \>

Someone in alt.ascii-art asked for a copy of his favourite drawing of a duck by Michael Bedard. (You may want to see the Michael Bedard duck drawing.) I gave it a shot (no pun intended....)
          ,,,
    ____()() }
    ======= (
            \\     \       based on a duck by Michael Bedard
            ) \____===.
           /    (  )\( 
          //     \ [%]
          ^^^    ^^^
ejm97     \_/----\_/

I thought I'd add the chair and the bullet holes (?)
     *
 *         ,,,
      ____()() }
      ======= (
              \\      \
               \\____===.       based on a duck by Marvin Bedard
         ______)  (  )\(____
        /  ___/    \ [%]__  \
       //||  //     \     ||\\
      || ||__^^^    ^^^___|| ||
ejm97 ||/____\_/----\_/_____\||
      | ____________________ ||
      || ||               || ||
      || ||               || ||
      || ||               || ||
      ||                     ||

humming bird:

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-(__(  ---@./ww
    \)     (\
ejm97       "`


 
flamingo
In the fall of 1998, I saw hundreds of flamingoes in the south of France. (There were even more mosquitoes, but that's another story.) Very few of the flamingoes looked like Joan's flamingo:
                  .-.
                 ((`-)
                  \\
                   \\ 
            .="""=._))
           /  .,   .'
          /__(,_.-' 
         `    /|  
             /_|__ 
               | `))
               |
         jgs  -"==

They were all of them busy foraging for food and looked more like:
 
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           /  .,   .`.
          /__(,_.-' ||
         `    /|    ||
             / |    || 
              \|    ||
       ~~~~~ ~ |\ ~~!)~~~~~~~
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~jgs/mangledbyejm

or:

            .="""=._
           /  .,   .`
          /__(,_.-' \\
         `    /|     \\
             / |      \\ 
             |  \      \\
       ~~~~~ |~~ \~~ ~~~!)~~~~~~~
      ~~~~~~~~~  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~jgs/mangledbyejm

or:

            .="""=._
           /  .,   .)
          /__(,_.-'/
         `    // //
             // (( 
             | \ \\
       ~~~~~ |~~\ !)~~~~~~~
      ~~~~~~~~~  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~jgs/mangledbyejm

The only thing that appeared to be moving was the legs, stirring up the shallow waters for little shellfish and causing even more mosquitoes to fly (a seemingly impossible task with the sky already black with the monsters).
  owl:

          ^----^
         (.)  (.)
            \/
        / vvvvv \
       /v vvvvv v\
      /v  vvvvv  v\
      v    vvv    v
           v v
           / \ 
 ejm96   ((( )))


    vvvvvvvvvv    ^----^    vvvvvvvvvvv
   Vvvvvvvvvvvvv (.)  (.) vvvvvvvvvvvvvV
  V  vvvvvvvvvvvv   \/   vvvvvvvvvvvv   V
        vvvvvvvvvVvvvvvVvvvvvvvvv
              vvv vvvvv vvv
                   vvv    
                   v v
   ejm           ((( )))


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         ||| .         *
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ejm      |||
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        ||| .            *
        |||
ejm98   |||
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Somebody made a request for a very small owl. I tried to shrink it:
      _  .
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 *  ___  . . *
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/,--"-"---  .
ejm98  ..   
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     _ 
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..   * 
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\/{o,o}
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,--"-"-
ejm98 .
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Somebody else objected to shrinking an owl, saying that owls don't hoover around trees like hummingbirds. Knowing full well that it was a typo, nevertheless, I couldn't help myself:
   ...    *    .   _  .
*  .  *     .   * (_)   *
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*   \/   |/ \/ *.   .   .
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_-----`  |(,__,__/__/_ .  
       \ ||      ..  ___ 
        ||| .       {o,o}___ *
        |||       /V(  (vv'
ejm98   |||      /\: " "
  , -=-~' .-^-__/_/
     ..,;;`#%/__)
Oh my, that Hoover is a little large for the owl. (See how it has to fly in order to maneuver the machine?) Rather than shrink the Hoover, I'll enlarge the owl:

   ...    *    .   _  .
*  .  *     .   * (_)   *
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*   \/   |/ \/ *.   .   .
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_-----`  |(,__,__/__/_ .  
       \ ||      ..
_-----`  |(,__,__/__/_  ^---^
       \ ||      ..    (.)(.)
        ||| .            V
        |||         __/wwwww(\
ejm98   |||        /'  wwwwww\|
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       ,;`-,-. __/_/     w  w
      ..,;;`#%/__)     ((( (((

  weird parrot:

                  ___
                 /___\
                @____
               /|\__/
              / |
             / )|

            /__/V
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              | |
              m m

  roosters:

          www
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ejm97     )((
     __  /  ))
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   ( (    \|\
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ejm97     )(w
     __  /  )
    ( _\/  /
   ( (   \|\
         ,, ,,

 Seagulls:
(yes, they're the same as the bats)

                   /^v^\
         /^v^\                      /^v^\
                /^v^\

ejm96  /^v^\


  stork:

                (((       ,,
                ( *)======/\====
                 )(      /  \ 
      __________/  )    /    \
      \___EJM96    /   / ""   \ 
        \____    _/   / (**)   \
           / \__/    (----------)
          /____|__//_ (  it's   )
               |      (   a    )
               |       ( girl!)
               |        (____)
              _|__
               \\


                (((       ,,
                ( *)======/\====
                 )(      /  \ 
      __________/  )    /    \
      \___EJM96    /   / ""   \ 
        \____    _/   / (**)   \
           / \__/    (----------)
          /____|__//_ (  it's   )
               |      (   a    )
               |       ( boy! )
               |        (____)
              _|__
               \\

  Inspired by Joan Stark's joke:

                (((         ,,
                ( *)========/\====
                 )(        /  \ 
      __________/  )      /    \
      \___EJM96    /     /      \,^
        \____    _/     / =%^^^^^\ 
           / \__/      /----------\
          /____|__//_ (    it's    )
               |      (     a      )
               |       ( llizard! )
               |        (________)
              _|__
               \\

  Who knows what this is??:
          _
        _( \
ejm97  ( \ |
        / (*)<
       (  )((
     __  /  ))
    ( _\/_  /
   ( (    \|
          ,,,

bunny:
             // //
            // //
           //_//
          (@.@ ) _____
ejm97     > O <  ___  (")
              |/    |/

beach bunny

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-'   _/
\  _/      \\ \\
 \/         \\ \\
/ \          \\_\\     .--.
   \       \ (-O;O)   : ) ):
    \       \== < ==  `._(.
     \       / \_       
      \      | _      =----------=
       \  (")\  \    =__________=
   ejm  \    /      =__________=
                   =---------=

bubble bunny

         .  ' ' '  .
       '              `
     '     \\ \\        `
   '        \\ \\   []   `
  '          \\_\\        `
 :         \ ( @.@)   []   :
 :          \== < ==       :
 `           / \_          '
  `          | _           
   `      (")\  \        '
ejm  `       /         '
       ` .        . '
           ' ' '

honey bunny

           \\ \\
            \\ \\
             \\_\\
           \ ( @.@)                   %
            \== < ==                %
             / \_         ==     %
             | _         ====  %  %
          (")\  \       ====%=
ejm          /          ======

magician's bunny

           \\ \\
            \\ \\
             \\_\\
           \ ( @.@)   
            \== < == 
             / \_
             | _
          (")\  \
ejm    ______/_____
          |IIII|
          |    |
          |____|

tennis bunny
        ____
       /xxxx\
      |xxxxxx|       
      |xxxxxx|      _
      \xxxxxx/     (~)
       \xxxx/       
        \--/
         ||
         ||
         ||\\ \\
         || \\ \\
         []  \\_\\
           \ ( @.@)   
            \== < == 
             / \_
             | _
          (")\  \
   ejm       /
camel:
          ~)
          (_/^\
  ejm 97   /|~|\
          / / / |


   mini-caravan:

      ~)
      .(_/^\           ~)
       ./|~|\   ~)    .'(_/^\
       /'/'/'|''(_/^\'   /|~|\
                 /|~|\  / / / |
ejm97           / / / |


   caravan:


      ~)
      .(_/^\           ~)       ~)        ~)
       ./|~|\   ~)    .'(_/^\'..'(_/^\'..'(_/^\. ~) 
       /'/'/'|''(_/^\'   /|~|\    /|~|\    /|~|\''(_/^\
                 /|~|\  / / / |  / / / |  / / / |  /|~|\
ejm97           / / / |                           / / / |



   caravan going by pyramids:


                     /\.
   /\.    /\.       /:_\/.
  /:_\/  /_:\/.    /__:_\/ .
ejm97   /_:__\/   /__:___\/./
      ~)         /_:___:__\/
      .(_/^\                   ~)       ~)
       ./|~|\   ~)     ~)     .'(_/^\'..'(_/^\. ~) 
       /'/'/'|''(_/^\'.'(_/^\'   /|~|\    /|~|\''(_/^\
                 /|~|\   /|~|\  / / / |  / / / |  /|~|\
                / / / | / / / |                  / / / |

                              /\.
        /\.    _-_           /:_\/.
ejm98  /:_\/ /'. .'\ ___    /__:_\/ .
            /(|`/ !)\  /:__/__:___\/./
           |  \ = /  |/ / /\:___:__\/
            `  ---  ./ / / /\
           /--- -----\/ / / /
          /---  ----- `/ / /
        _/--- __ _/  ' `/ /
 ~)   /     /XXX/     ! `/
 .(_/^\|_|_|XXX|_|_|_'|_/
  ./|~|\  ~)                                         ~)
  /'/'/'|'.(_/^\           ~)       ~)        ~)    .'(_/^\
           ./|~|\   ~)    .'(_/^\'..'(_/^\'..'(_/^\'   /|~|\ 
           /'/'/'|''(_/^\'   /|~|\    /|~|\    /|~|\  / / / |
                     /|~|\  / / / |  / / / |  / / / |
                    / / / |
There was some complaint about perspective in the above drawing so I brought the camels more into the foreground.
                              /\.
        /\.    _-_           /:_\/.
ejm98  /:_\/ /'. .'\ ___    /__:_\/ .
            /(|`/ !)\  /:__/__:___\/./
           |  \ = /  |/ / /\:___:__\/
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        _/--- __ _/  ' `/ /
      /     /XXX/     ! `/
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           /'/'/'|''(_/^\'   /|~|\  / / / |   /|~|\''(_/^\
                     /|~|\  / / / |          / / / |  /|~|\
                    / / / |                          / / / |

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        ~/    \/ |
        | )___(  |
        |/     \||
 ejm98  |'      |'

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        ~/    \/ |
        | )___(  |
        |/     \||
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            /  \  ))
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          | )___(  |  (_/ \
          |/     \||   /|-|\
 ejm      |'      |'  / / / |

  caravan:
                                                                   ,,_
 ,,_          ,,_          ,,_                                     (=-'
 (=-'         (=-'         (=-'         ,,_                   /\/\  ))
  )) `.../\/\  )) `.../\/\  )) `.       (=-'         ,,_    ~/    \/ |
\/ |   ~/    \/ |   ~/    \/ |   `./\/\  )) `.       (=-'   | )___(  |
(  |   | )___(  |   | )___(  |   ~/    \/ |   `./\/\  )) `.'|/     ` \
'/ |   |/     \| \   \|    \||   | )___(  |   ~/    \/ |    |'       '\
/  '   |'      |  '  '\     |'   |/    '/ |   | )___(  |
ejm98                            |'    /  '    \|    \||
                                               '\     |'


ejm98 _,,                ______________
     '-=)               /      __      \
   .__((  /\/\         | [][] |[]|  __  |
__(.--|_\/____\==__    |      | .| |__| |
___  |  =|  =| ___ `.  | ___  |  | ___  |
 * )_|___|___|( * );]==[( * )_|__|( * );]
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cat:
                         _
                        //
                       //
          /\_/\       //
          (@.@ )_.-._//
ejm97     > O < .-.  )
              |/   |/

  after hearing too much accordion music:


       > O <  |\___|\         _
       (X*X )_______ )_______//
ejm97  \/ \/        `--------'

I did a silly photoshop project using a photo of my cat. It has nothing to do with ASCII-art but it amused me.

Someone in alt.ascii-art asked for a drawing of Samurai Pizza Cats. I didn't know that they were already some sort of cartoon characters so came up with the following:
            -)-----    -----(-
            /                \
           //\_/\        /\_/\\
         ,""( @.@)      (@.@ )"",
 =      = /  > C<        >O <  \ =      =
 =      = \.--.         .--.   / =     =
  =     = (    )       (    )    =    =
   =    =  '--'         '--'     =   =
    ==='/\                      /|'==
ejm97  / |  Samurai Pizza Cats  \ \
        using plain pizzas as shields

Shimrod copied this cheetah from a photo of that has sadly disappeared from the net and my files:

                             _                    )
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                      _,-'/'_ , ;-.               \
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-._   `-``._/o 0 0(),| o/-''         `-.__      __,-'|
   )_.   ` / ~':o ,-.\o \                 `----'     |
      `-.-| 0 o.`.\ /o|`.|                           |
          /o . ;.'`o|'|o \                           /
          |`,,'  `._/0|\',\                         /
          |`.|`._/ \o'||o |                         |
         /,`/       )./|.'|                         /
---------|.|--------\,\`--'-------------------------\
         |O|         \``.                           |
         |o|          `._)                          \
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         |O|                                          |
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         /(|                                          |
        (o/                                           |
         \)                                           /
This is the one I did - as you can see, the detail is somewhat lost....

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angelic cat
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          (@.@ )/___}//
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  ejm         |/    |/


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          /\_/\ |/  } //
          (@.@ )/___}//
          > O < ____  )
  ejm         |/    |/


                                  # 
                                 #
       ejm           /\_/\      #
       _             (@.@ )_.-._#
     (( )_ (         > C < .-.  )
     <;___)_)            |/   |/
       " "   .. .
           __    
            /|
           /
    mouse trail



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      | |(`|`|`\/  \,|||`| >||))(|>
________
______  | O::=(=(=(=(=(=(=)=)=)=)::=O
  _   | |  :: !-'-'-'-/_\-'-'-'-!;:
 | || | |  :: ! !  , /___\`  ! !(%)
 | ||_| |  :; !!! , / *|* \`  ! ! : 
|| |||| |  (#)!!  ,|*  | * `  !!! ;   `',
|| |||| | (*) !_,| |_*_|___|` `_!(&) - * -
||_|||| |     !-`| |*  |  *| |,-!     ,'`
______  |     !!!! |  *|   | ! !!     / \
/\   || |     !!!! |*_A,A*_| !!!!     7o~
\ \  || |     !!!!__#_`#,_#__!!!!    /o  \
 \ \_|| |     !!!!___#,#`#___!!!!    7 \~o
______  |     !!!!    ###    #!!!   /   o \
||| |_| |     !!!!    ###    #!!!   7 o   ~
||| | | |     !!!!    ###   #!!!!  /o  /   \
|||_|_| |     !!!!    ###### !!!!  7/ o 7  ~
________|     !!!!   #   #   !!!!  /7 /   o\
                                   7_ 7   _~
                                     \___/ 

deer: Geraldine Jones (gfj) drew the head of this deer. I added the body:

                      .          ..
                      . .       .. .
                      . ..     ... .
                       . ..    .. .
                       .  ......  .
                        . ...... .
                         ........
                         ........
                         .... 0..
                        .........
                       ........ .
       .              @...)  ....
       ..                    ....
       ...                .......
        ........................
         .......................
         .......................
        ........................
       ........      .....  .....
      .......      .....    .....
     ...  ...     ....       ....
    ...    ...   ...           ...
   ...       ......             ...
   ...        .:..                ...
   ...        ...:..                ...
    ...      ...   ..                 ..
      ..    ..                             gfj/ejm



  deer (doubles as elk):

     {__}
      \/_____!
        \----|
ejm96   /|   |\


  reindeer:

       {_}
      '-=\      
         \\____(
        _|/---\\_
 ejm97  \        \


   Rudolph:
  (The nose is red if CSS is enabled.)

       {_}
      *-=\      
         \\____(
        _|/---\\_
 ejm    \        \


   and the rest:

      {_} {_}        {_} {_}        {_} {_}        {_} {_}
     '-=\'-=\       '-=\'-=\       '-=\'-=\       '-=\'-=\
        \\__\\____(    \\__\\____(    \\__\\____(    \\__\\____(
       _|/-_|/---\\_  _|/-_|/---\\_  _|/-_|/---\\_  _|/-_|/---\\_
ejm97  \   \        \ \   \        \ \   \        \ \   \        \


   and the rest in single file (long line!):


 {_}         {_}         {_}         {_}         {_}         {_}         {_}         {_}
'-=\        '-=\        '-=\        '-=\        '-=\        '-=\        '-=\        '-=\
   \\____(     \\____(     \\____(     \\____(     \\____(     \\____(     \\____(     \\____(
  _|/---\\_   _|/---\\_   _|/---\\_   _|/---\\_   _|/---\\_   _|/---\\_   _|/ejm97_   _|/---\\_
  \        \  \        \  \        \  \        \  \        \  \        \  \        \  \        \

  herd of deer:

 {_}                               {_}  {_}
'-=\        {_} {_}               '-=\ '-=\           {_}
   \\____( '-=\'-=\       {_}        \\___\\____(    '-=\
  _|/---\\_   \\__\\____('-=\       _|/--_|/---\\_      \\____(
  \    {_} \ _|/-_|/---\\_  \\____( \    \        \    _|/---\\_
ejm97 '-=\   \   \        \_|/---\\_    {_}            \        \
         \\____(      {_}  \        \  '-=\  {_} {_}
        _|/---\\_    '-=\                 \\'-=\'-=\
        \        \      \\____(          _|/---\\__\\____(
                       _|/---\\_         \    _|/-_|/---\\_
                       \        \             \   \        \
dog:
       ^_^      
      '-=\___))
         |,-- )
 ejm    //  // 

elephant:
Indian elephants:

        _______.--,
      ~(       {c .`
       |  |__|   ,= |
ejm    /_/_| |_|\_\ J

          \c<
        ___|'__.--,
      ~(    >  {c .`
       |  |__|   ,= |
ejm    /_/_| |_|\_\ J

        _______.--,     _______.--,     _______.--,
      ~(       {c .`  ~(       {c .`  ~(       {c .`
       |\ \__|   ,= |  | |____|  ,= |  |  |__|   ,= |
ejm    |_\_\ |_|\_\ J  |_|_|/_|_|   J  /_/_| |_|\_\ J

The following is a depiction of one market day in India when a parade of elephants (one ridden by a man who was singing loudly through a megaphone), an ornately garlanded large truck, an impossibly bad (so bad it was great) brass band marched in the opposite direction right down a very trafficky road.
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 |V  |v   |_*__*__*_|| -  ** |  |__|   ,= |  |\ \__|   ,= |  | |____|*. 
/ >  |\   B__,-.___MK|,-._!  /_/_| |_|\_\ J  |_\_\ |_|\_\ J  |_|_|/_|_|*
ejm          `-'      `-'
My parade is too long to show both directions of traffic. So here is the rest.I also should explain that to add to the confusion, there were several cows milling about. The noise was spectacular - brass band honking, cars beeping, people shouting and/or singing depending on which direction they were going and the market stalls on the sides of the road still doing a booming business selling vegetables, bolts of cloth, pots and pans, etc. etc.
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ejm                          ( )|( )  `'  `'     `'  `'     `'  `'

Many thanks to Marijn Kampf for the truck and cars.

Other parades:
Macy's Thanksgiving parade
Caribana parade


                   .-.
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ejm    /_/_| |_|\_\

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   ~(       {c .`           your name                '.  o}      )~
    |  |__|   ,= |        e-mail address          (_/,=,   |___| |
ejm /_/_| |_|\_\ J       website  address             /_/|_| |_|_|





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African elephants

        _______/\-,     _______/`-,     _______/`-,
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       |\ \__| \/,= |  | |____|\/,= |  |  |__| \/,= |
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There are some flying elephants too.

fish:

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fox:
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         ( _-----_(@ @)
           (       \ /
           /|/--\|\ V
ejm        " "   " "

                           /\
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      )~)  ^_^ )~)  ^_^   ( _-----_(@ @)
     ( _--_@ @( _--_@ @     (       \ /
       /|-\\V   /|-\\V      /|/--\|\ V
ejm   " "  ""  " "  ""     " "   " "


Nina Liedtke (I think) in the Polish ascii-art newsgroup used this figure and said that it was a star.

     \`.,'/
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       \/         Nina Liedtke
I suggested that it was a fox:
            ,^
           ;  ;
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And here is the other fox I created from the star.

giraffe:
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(It's supposed to be drinking.)

goat:
       _))
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hedgehog:
            ,)))))))_
           ))))))))^'>
ejm 97    /|,,,,,,|,\ 
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horse:
       _,,
      "-=\~     _
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        _|/---\\_
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       _,,
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       \  \ \
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           | \
ejm97     /  /

                      ^
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           ( )~~~ 
           | \
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The two following horses with riders are based on motorcyles drawn by Marijn Kampf

           .-O
       ==-( >-`7)
        ,/.//__/.
       -`-'----`-'-MK

          .:
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  /,' '|.`.-'     /.' ,.__```~-.  |
  || // | |yamaha  -'   |```~-' / /
  `.__,',/___________   `.`---',"
 --`~--~'-------------------`---'-)MK98(



             _
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       ---'--- `---'-MK/ejm

                ____        __,,=
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           /./\ \         ``;`. \
           \ ' \ _">    <_`/  / /
     `.  ,',\_\       `.      ',"
 --`~--~'-----~-'--``----`---'------ejm/MK98

And I feel free to have only my initials on the following running horse based on the above:
                          __,,=
                         =/   .\
  __===_``-.._.```-.....=/  ,(_ \
   ~~===.===-               |  `.'
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             /./\ \     ``;`. \
             \ ' \ _"><_`/  / /
       `.  ,',\_\    `.     ',"
ejm98`~  ~'     ~ '  `` `  ,

  rocking horse:

          _,,
         "-=\~     _
            \\~___( ~
           _|/---\\_
 ejm97  .  \   |    \  .
         `.____|_____.'
For winged horses and unicorns, please go to my mythical creatures page.

insects:
   butterfly:

        _ " _
       (_\|/_)
ejm97   (/|\)

We went bicycling on the waterfront in September and encountered hundreds of migrating monarch butterflies.
                               _ " _
_ " _                         (_\|/_)
_\|/_)  _ " _         _ " _    (/|\)
(/|\)  (_\|/_) " _   (_\|/_)
ejm97   (/|\)_\|/_)   (/|\)
             (/|\)

   dragonfly:

       (\"/)
       (/|\)
         |
ejm97    |

           ()
ejm97   -----%
           ()


       _ " _



      (_\|/_)
      (_/|\_)
         |
ejm97    |
         |

   firefly:

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.           .                                     .'
 .            .                . .                . 
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ejm96             .  .  '                   '      .'
                                             ' . '

   mosquito:
I grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where the mosquitoes are as big as birds and fly in formation.
                    _
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         ( ))     %=====-
ejm97   %=====-  (  """
       (  """
llama:
           ,
          ~)
           (_---;
ejm 97      /|~|\
           / / /|
            
  A stick llama dreaming:


                __--_--_-_
               ( I wish I  )
              ( were a real )
              (    llama   )
               ( in Peru! )
              o (__--_--_)
           , o
          ~)
           (_---;
ejm 97      /|~|\
           / / / |

monkey:
  tailless:
          __ 
     w  c(..)o
      \__(-)
          /\ 
       w_/(_)
           /|
          | \
ejm97    m  m

  tailed:
          __ 
     w  c(..)o   (
      \__(-)    __)
          /\   (  
         /(_)___)
         w /|
          | \
ejm97    m  m

  winged:

               /)
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    w  c(..)o/;;< (
     \__(-) /;;;<__)
         /\/;;;<(   
      w_/(_);;/__)
          /|
         /  \
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   winged tailless:
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    _(_);;/  V
   /   \
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ejm97   m 

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I have made a Javascript ASCII-animation of the tailless winged monkey.

mouse:

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  /  && _C ,""     EEeeee
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|   \ |
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|        |                          <;___)------
| ejm97  |                            " "


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          /\ 
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  |    \|   \,    )))   Actually, I think they're kind of cute 
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  |  /  |                 cat tosses them about in the air.
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  | ejm   |           " "


                                  # 
                                 #
       ejm           /\_/\      #
       _             (@.@ )_.-._#
     (( )_ (         > C < .-.  )
     <;___)_)            |/   |/
       " "   .. .
           __    
            /|
           /
    mouse trail

If you would like to torture yourself by seeing another kind of mousetrail, please go to the ridiculously useless llinks page. (Javascript must be enabled to see it.)
raccoon:

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<((((((((((_-----_(@ @)
           (       \ /
           /|/--\|\ V
ejm97      " "   " "

                    ,,,, 
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scorpion:
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        :    '  _
         "==___( `
ejm96      <<<< \_,

seahorse:
         :=()
           /|
          { )<|
           \|
            |
            |
ejm 96      J

           :=()
             /|
            { )<|
             \|
           /` |
ejm 96     \__/


snake:
  cobra:


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       =========="
zebra:
       _,,
      "-.\=     
         \\=   _.~
        _|/||||)_
 ejm97  \        \


       _,,
      "-.\=     
         \\=   _.~
        _|/}}}})_
ejm98   \        \

©ejm 1996-2001

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