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Beware the Vampire Squirrel

Why should people be the only ones to get in on Halloween fun? I just stumbled across the vampire squirrel online. The bad news is that this squirrel is for real. Researchers have seen it in the wild at present in a national park in Indonesia. This squirrel has been caught on camera at the Gunung Palung National Park in West Kalimantan on the island of Borneo.

Even though all they got was footage of 15 seconds they could clearly see that the squirrel had a large fluffy tail.  They are hoping to get more footage so that they can start to learn about this rodent.

What is known is that the vampire squirrel is native to Borneo and is known as the tufted ground squirrel. This animal has a tail which is larger than its body as you can see in the photo. You might be curious as to why it is the vampire squirrel. Well, you see it has pointy bat-like ears and attacks forest deer so that it can drink their blood.

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