Beware the Vampire Squirrel

@RasmaSandra (14760)
Riga, Latvia
October 3, 2017 11:49am CST
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. Who wants a nifty new pet?
Ladies and gentlemen, feast your unbelieving eyes on the first recorded footage of this mysterious rodent! Marvel at its massive, fluffy tail! Hear unbelievable stories about its bloodthirsty nature!
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@JohnRoberts (44605)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Oct
Can a squirrel turn into a bat?
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@RasmaSandra (14760)
• Riga, Latvia
5 Oct
I don't think so @JohnRoberts but there are flying squirrels as well. They haven't discovered too much about this one perhaps he can fly.
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@vandana7 (58847)
• India
3 Oct
Wow...you know something about a creature from my world...Vampire Queen is happy tonight...lol
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• Preston, England
5 Oct
wow, never knew such a creature existed
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@RasmaSandra (14760)
• Riga, Latvia
5 Oct
Frightening isn't it? You never know what you'll come across @arthurchappell
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• Preston, England
8 Oct
@RasmaSandra I think most of nature is out to get us
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@Corbin5 (88740)
• United States
3 Oct
Oh, my. I have never heard of the vampire squirrel. I am glad we have none here!! Well, I hope we have none here. Yikes.
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@RasmaSandra (14760)
• Riga, Latvia
5 Oct
It might turn up on Halloween @Corbin5
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@Corbin5 (88740)
• United States
5 Oct
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@JudyEv (107785)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Oct
That's a great tail - and I noticed the ears as well.
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@Srbageldog (7063)
• United States
4 Oct
I hope they can't turn into a bat and fly over here to the U.S.
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@dgobucks226 (8226)
4 Oct
That is a strange looking squirrel for sure! I've never seen ears like that
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