In Borneo, there’s a legend about a carnivorous creature so vicious it’s been known to rip apart and consume an entire deer. Until recently, the description of this beast was limited to eyewitness reports. No one had successfully captured any proof of its existence (or at least survived to share it). Now, that’s all changed.
We now have the SQUIRREL on camera.
No, this isn’t a Monty Python gag. The deadly tree hugger is called the Bornean tufted ground squirrel, more commonly referred to as the vampire squirrel.
Distinctive tufted ears and a black stripe along its body ordain this unusual looking squirrel. The vampire squirrel’s prominent tail is considerably puffier and larger than the average squirrel – estimated some thirty percent larger than the rest of the creature’s entire body mass.
That outrageous tale, those tufted ears and the peculiar markings are the primary reasons scientists previously discounted the vampire squirrel as nothing more than an urban legend. Concrete evidence in hand, it’s time to take a closer look at the possibility this Bigfoot of squirrels is perhaps of monstrum origin.
First off, can a squirrel ravage and destroy a fill grown deer? Understandably, skepticism’s warranted given the disparity in size and weight between the two. However, there are numerous other animals, caught on video, making unexpected kills.
Aren’t squirrels tree-hugging vegans? Typically, squirrels do stick to a diet of plants, nuts and seeds, but carnivorous activities are not entirely out of the question. In one gruesome incident, a squirrel consumed the flesh of a rat. Another documented case proved squirrels will turn on birds for a quick meal.
As an FYI, deer aren’t so innocent themselves and have been known to put their typical vegetarian diet aside long enough to dine on other animals, including birds. So what causes this odd behavior? Is it possible for an animal to destroy something several times larger than its body mass?
These answers might be found within the world of cryptids. Consider for instance how a man’s powers and appetite would change if he shapeshifted into a werewolf. Even the most mild-mannered vegan instantly transforms into a vicious killer with no qualms about tearing an animal (or person) apart.
Ever consider the possibility humans aren’t the only shapeshifters out there? That squirrels monstrous appearance, super-squirrel strength, and blood lust may not be natural. It may be supernatural.
The footage was shot in such low light the camera switched into infrared mode, which means the squirrel was prowling the darkness. Precisely the time you’d expect to find a predator in search of a meal – exactly when a vampire-werewolf squirrel would be out and about.
Whatever the case may be, the exceedingly rare Borneo vampire squirrel has gone from a cryptid legend to cryptid fact. The video validates eyewitness accounts and slams the door shut on skepticism.
The people of Borneo should probably be thanking their lucky stars these squirrels prefer deer; otherwise, these carnivorous critters might become the pest problem from hell.