Question: Michael Davis did a great article on Darcy's Wild Life in the Nov. 7 issue of TV Guide. In the accompanying photo, Sara Paxton is holding some kind of creature and it doesn't look like anything. It doesn't even seem to be living and it has been bothering me. What is that animal? — Tara B., Lackawanna, N.Y.

Televisionary: I did some sleuthing, Tara, and as far as I can figure, that's a baby chinchilla. You can't tell from that particular photo, but I saw another from the same shoot. Worth noting: In the alternate shot, the wee thing sure looks to be among the living to me.