30 Oct '15, 3pm

To avoid run-ins with this #BAMF KILLER SQUIRREL we'd suggest leaving the forest uncut... via @mon…

To avoid run-ins with this #BAMF KILLER SQUIRREL we'd suggest leaving the forest uncut... via @mon…

A ccording to local hunters, Borneo’s endemic tufted ground squirrel (Rheithrosciurus macrotis ) is one BAMF. Hunters tell stories of how this 1-to-2 kilogram rodent can kill a muntjac deer by dropping down on it from above and tearing out its jugular vein. Once the deer bleeds out, the squirrel proceeds to eat the stomach, heart, and liver, then leaves the rest to rot. To date, scientists have not been able to verify if there is any truth to these tales. But last year, a research paper headed by a 15-year-old scientist uncovered a different surprising fact about the purported blood-thirsty deer-stalker: the Bornean tufted ground squirrel may have the largest tail compared to body size of any mammal on the planet. Now, a year later, a research group has caught the first ever video of this elusive species. “It is a really strange species about which we know almost nothing. ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2015/09/first-ever-video-of-squi...

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thesca.org 30 Oct '15, 2pm

“Click ‘play’ to join me on an adventure to the top of Sandstone Peak and down through the tide pools at Leo Carillo State...