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What are the three animals? The clues are separate from one another and get harder as they progress.

Animal 1:

I live in the shadows
I don't let anyone else play in the bushes

Animal 2:

Ripped because he was in a hurry but left his h at home

Animal 3:

Long surf
Onety one
Baby sheep(Obviously you fool)
The answer's above you

Hint 1 (For Animal 3):

The first 3 lines should be viewed separately from the fourth.

Hint 2 (For Animal 3):

The Answer is waaaay above you

Hint 3: Big hint based on what has already been discussed in comments:

Looks like lambda above you

Hint 4:

I am only visible at certain times of the day

Hint 5:

I Used to help sailors navigate

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Animal 1 (From jsm)

Hedgehog

Animal 2 (From Chowzen)

Taurus (Bull)

Animal 3 (From Hagfy)

Bear

Another good guess would've been:

Fish

Based On:

Pisces is a constellation that has been used for navigation (as with most other common constellations); Pisces also contains the star λ Piscium which is a bright white star located in the southeast corner of the circlet.

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  • $\begingroup$ Your second guess was right $\endgroup$ – Jon.G Aug 21 '18 at 18:53
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1: Sounds like it's a

Hedgehog

2: It's a bit of a stretch, but is it a

Tortoise (tore + dash, without the h)

[edit]

Tortoise (tore to his, without the h = tor to 'is)

3: I'm working on it!

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  • $\begingroup$ Correct for the first and you've got half of the second $\endgroup$ – Jon.G May 10 '18 at 12:05
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For #1 (from @jsm):

Hedgehog (nocturnal (live in shadows), and frequents hedgerows.)

For #2 (stretching?)

Tore + Rus(h) = Taurus (bull)

For #3 (really stretching!)

long + anagram(surf)→long furs + 11→LL + lam(b) + a? = Llama
A Llama has long fur.

Told you it was a stretch.

Revised #3 (continuing to stretch)

The first three lines signify "Lamda" per @GustavoGabriel
The answer (Lamb, duh) is above you (Ewe) → The animal is a Ewe.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice lateral thinking, there. $\endgroup$ – jsm May 10 '18 at 18:06
  • $\begingroup$ To clarify you got 2 correct not 3 :) $\endgroup$ – Jon.G May 11 '18 at 7:44
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New partially-correct answer for #3:

It's pretty certainly star-related, so probably a constellation? Not sure of an old constellation that looks like 3 lambdas.
These are almost-certainly wrong, but I'm stuck on Aries (RAM/LAMB-related) and Ursa Major (BEAR-related)

Actually, my original answer was correct except the last line, so has it been BEAR this whole time, just the reasoning was incorrect?

The rest of my sordid thought process is below.


Answer for #3 (which is "correct for the first part but not the last line"):

Bear

Long surf

From @DanielBaliki - Long = length, surf = wave: wavelength. In physics, the symbol used for wavelength is Lambda

Onety one

Onety-one is a 'different' way to write 11. Eleventh letter of the Greek alphabet is Lambda

Baby sheep(Obviously you fool)

Baby sheep = lamb, Obviously = duh: Lambda

The answer's above you

These three together are the life-imitating-art fraternity of Lambda Lambda Lambda. Above their crest is a bear.


Alternatively (per @noedne) -

The letter above/before Lambda is Kappa, which could refer to this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kappa_(folklore)


My final attempt at an answer, building in an entirely coherent and logical way from @noedne's comments -

An oxpecker on the head of a giraffe on the shoulders of a second giraffe who is itself on top of another giraffe
. <--oxpecker
λ
λ
λ
~~~ <--hilly savanna

Honestly, I'm just stretching based on other comments at this point, so I don't plan to update this again unless I have some kind of animal-epiphany, as taking any credit for whatever the final answer is would be wrong.


So, based on this last hint, guessing it's just:

!Three flying Vs (uppercase lambda) of 'birds'?

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  • $\begingroup$ Very interesting answer. Your correct for the first part but not the last line $\endgroup$ – Jon.G May 11 '18 at 13:25
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    $\begingroup$ I'm interpreting long surf as another way of saying wavelength. In physics, the symbol for wavelength is lambda. $\endgroup$ – Daniel Baliki May 11 '18 at 14:00
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    $\begingroup$ (Stretching) Maybe ROT13(n xnccn)? $\endgroup$ – noedne May 11 '18 at 17:21
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    $\begingroup$ @noedne I did consider that, but it seemed strange to have 3x 'Ynzoqn' with the 4th line only appearing once. Since you mentioned it though, I'll add it as a potential answer. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – hagfy May 11 '18 at 18:13
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    $\begingroup$ @noedne Since my original answer was incorrect, I've been entirely adrift. Your direction was much appreciated! $\endgroup$ – hagfy May 11 '18 at 18:28
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Partial answer for #3

The answer's above you

Roof, sounds like a dog bark or wolf, maybe related?

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Answer for number 2:

Hare. If you remove the h letter it become 'Are', as in plural (ripped apart).

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Another attempt based on hint #5:

A seagull (or better, three of them)

Because

They used to help sailors navigate by signalling when the lands was close.


Stretchy guess for the third animal:

A bat

Because

If you write three uppercase lambda, ΛΛΛ, it could kinda look like a very stylised bat.

Also:

the first one about lambda as the symbol for wavelength could be a hint for bats' echolocation ability; the last line hints at a flying animal; the fourth hint may refer at the fact that you see bats only at night.

So we have

#1: hedgehog, #2: Taurus and #3: bat.

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