The Greater Long-tailed Hamster (Tscherskia triton) is a major crop-eating rodent that resides in Northern China. Some authorities maintain that the 15th gua of the Yi Jing (I Ching) refers repeatedly to this animal. Since the animal has been a major pest since ancient times and also has a habit of standing up on its rear legs and screaming loudly, both habits that would make it a candidate as an 'omen beast', there may be some truth to this assertion.



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