Onnicle Challenge – 6

From the deepest darkest forests of the French Alps, our next onnicle is from Wendy Hollands, who spends most of her time swishing down the white stuff in winters and writing fiction in summers. Is she Wendy or April? She’s both! Her mum preferred to call her by her middle name, which has stuck. It makes paperwork confusing, but where’s the fun in words if they’re not a challenge?

The level of difficulty and the overall flavour is a little different this time. Hope to see many more folks joining in.

OnniClue: How many animals from around the world can you find in there?
(10 is not the magic number this time)

If you can identify all of them, submit your answer as a comment to this post. Alternatively, send an email with the list of names to: onnicles [at] gmail [dot] com.

Onnicle:
The light on Leo’s badge reflected into Zoe’s eyes. She shuffled left to escape the glare, and her dad growled at her to keep still. He knew that she was feeling tired: they had been queuing all morning to meet Elvira, the famous entertainer and magician, who was an hour late for her book signing. She arrived when he was thinking about removing his Elvira badge. Her rings sparkled as she entered the room waving and gliding over the red carpet. The queue passed Elvira quickly, and Leo was soon saying: “Elvira, I’m Leo and this is Zoe. She’s catching up on magic tricks to become magician like you.”

Elvira smiled with her sunglasses on. “Hello Zoe and Leo. Pardon me for my tardiness. I hope you love my book,” she said while signing their book. Before they could thank her, the highflying Elvira was already signing another fan’s book. As they walked away, Zoe said: “Dad, she bugged me. She came late and didn’t seem to care that I love magic. I’ve been thinking. I want to replace my magic books with a trampoline so I can be an acrobat instead.”

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7 Comments

  1. Captain Nemo says:

    This is not the full list, started out with trying to find all the 3 lettered animal species first. Will be back with a more exhaustive list later tonight or tomorrow. Here are the first 10 I found
    The light on Leo’s BADGE Reflected into Zoe’s eyes. She shuffled left to escape the glare, and her dad growled at her to keep still. He kNEW That she was feeling tired: they had been queuing all morning to meet ElviRA, The faMOUS Entertainer and magician, who was an hour late for her book signing. She arrived wHEN he was thinking about removing his Elvira badge. HER RINGs sparkled as she entered the room waving and gliding over the red carpet. The queue passed Elvira quickly, and Leo was soon saying: “Elvira, I’m Leo and this is Zoe. She’s catching up on magic tricks to become magician like you.”

    Elvira smiled with her sunglASSes on. “Hello Zoe and LEO. PARDon me for my tardiness. I hope you love my book,” she said while signing their book. Before they could thank her, the highflying Elvira was already signing another fan’s book. As they walked away, Zoe said: “Dad, she bugged me. She came late and didn’t seem to care that I love magic. I’ve been thinking. I wANT to replace my magic books with a tRAMpoline so I can be an acrobat instead.”

    1.Badger
    2. Rat
    3. Leopard
    4. Ant
    5. Newt
    6. Mouse
    7. Ass
    8. Hen
    9. Herring
    10. Ram

  2. Trillian McRed says:

    That's it.. This one really caught my patience.. Phew! Done I think!

  3. Trillian McRed says:

    Hey Found 20 Animals:

    The light on Leo’s BADGE Reflected into Zoe’s eyes. She shuffled left to escAPE the glare, and her dad grOWLed at her to keep still. He KNEW That she was fEELing tired: they had BEEn queuing all morning to meet ElviRA, The faMOUSE Entertainer and magician, who was an hour late for her book signing. She arrived wHEN he was thinking about removing his Elvira badge. HER RINGs sparkled AS She entered the room waving and gliDING Over the red carpet. The queue passed Elvira quickly, and Leo was soon saying: “Elvira, I’m Leo and this is Zoe. She’s CATching up on magic tricks to become magician like you.”

    Elvira smiled with her sunglasses on. “Hello Zoe and LEO. PARDon me for my tardiness. I hope you love my book,” she said while signing their book. Before they could thank her, the highFLYing Elvira was already signing another fan’s book. As they walked away, Zoe said: “Dad, she BUGged me. She CAME Late and didn’t seem to care that I love magic. I’ve been thinking. I wANT to replace my magic books with a tRAMpoline so I can be an acroBAT instead.”

    1. Bat
    2. Badger
    3. Herring
    4. Owl
    5. Newt
    6. Eel
    7. Ape
    8. Rat
    9. Mouse
    10. Hen
    11. Ass
    12. Dingo
    13. Cat
    14. Bee
    15. Fly
    16. Bug?
    17. Ant
    18. Ram
    19. Leopard
    20. Camel

  4. Captain Nemo says:

    Another update :
    The light on Leo’s BADGE Reflected into Zoe’s eyes. She shuffled left to escape the glare, and her dad grOWLed at her to keep still. He kNEW That she was fEELing tired: they had BEEn queuing all morning to meet ElviRA, The faMOUS Entertainer and magician, who was an hour late for her book signing. She arrived wHEN he was thinking about removing his Elvira badge. HER RINGs sparkled as she entered the room waving and gliDING Over the red CARPet. The queue passed Elvira quickly, and Leo was soon saying: “Elvira, I’m Leo and this is Zoe. She’s CATching up on magic tricks to become magician like you.”

    Elvira smiled with her sunglASSes on. “Hello Zoe and LEO. PARDon me for my tardiness. I hope you love my book,” she said while signing their book. Before they could thank her, the highflying Elvira was already signing another fan’s book. As they walked away, Zoe said: “Dad, she BUGged me. She CAME Late and didn’t seem to care that I love magic. I’ve BEEn thinking. I wANT to replace my magic books with a tRAMpoline so I can be an acroBAT instead.”

    1. Badger
    2. Rat
    3. Leopard
    4. Ant
    5. Newt
    6. Mouse
    7. Ass
    8. Hen
    9. Herring
    10. Ram
    11. Carp
    12. Dingo
    13. Eel
    14. Owl
    15. Bee
    16. Bug
    17. Camel
    18. Bat
    19. Cat

  5. J. Davis says:

    My Attempt:

    The light on Leo’s 1|badge r|eflected into Zoe’s eyes. She shuffled left to escape the glare, and her dad growled at her to keep still. He knew that she was feeling tired: they had been queuing all morning to meet Elvira, the famous entertainer and magician, who was an hour late for her book signing. She arrived when he was thinking about removing his Elvira badge. 2|Her ring|s sparkled as she entered the room waving and gliding over the red carpet. The queue p3|ass|ed Elvira quickly, and Leo was soon saying: “Elvira, I’m Leo and this is Zoe. She’s catching up on magic tricks to become magician like you.”

    Elvira smiled with her sungl4|ass|es on. “Hello Zoe and Leo. Pardon me for my tardiness. I hope you love my book,” she said while signing their book. Before they could thank her, the high5|fly|ing Elvira was already signing another fan’s book. As they walked away, Zoe said: “Dad, she 6|bug|ged me. She came late and didn’t seem to care that I love magic. I’ve been thinking. I w7|ant| to replace my magic books with a trampoline so I can be an acro8|bat| instead.”

  6. Monica says:

    OK, here goes my first attempt at onnicles. Not sure I completely understand the rules and I may have stretched the definition of 'animal' a bit, but here goes:

    1. badger
    2. eft
    3. ape
    4. owl
    5. newt
    6. eel
    7. rat
    8. mouse
    9. hen
    10. herring(s)
    11. dingo
    12. ass
    13. cat
    14. leopard
    15. fly
    16. bug
    17. camel
    18. ant
    19. bat

    I really wanted to find 20 but my eyes were crossing. And I really wanted an animal that used 'zoe' somehow!

    Curious to know what I missed (probably something really easy, too!)

    Monica

  7. Shashank says:

    1. bat
    2. leopard
    3. bug
    4. cat
    5. ram
    6. owl
    7. mouse
    8. fly
    9. eel
    10. ass
    11. camel
    12. bee
    13. ape
    14. ant
    15. rat
    16. leo (means Loin)

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