Jan 9, 2006


This little guy is a tree shrew. Noticing the rather disturbing-looking snout, the gnarled ear, and the gigantic eyes, and it is clear that his ugliness is sufficient to kill. And those claws look like they could be wicked, as well.

Couple these disfigured traits with the fact that some shrews are, in fact, venomous (some with a toxicity capable of rendering around 500 mice lifeless), and this vermin, while small, suddenly doesn't seem so harmless.

Photo courtesy: http://www.ryanphotographic.com/

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