Meet the world famous Pygmy Tarsier, a tiny furry creature thought to be extinct. See their photos and amazing video here. The little devils were rediscovered after 80 years of hiding on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, high on a misty mountaintop. To many, they resemble “Furbys” in the old Gremlins movies.
These new foes of mankind are brutally vicious. One bit a researcher right in the hand, Dr. Sharon Gursky-Doyen, making her the only person living to ever get bit by a Pygmy Tarsier. She also broke her fibula while just walking around, making this a dangerous scientific expedition. And no, she was not heavily drinking.
It dawns on us that with new Obama relatives popping up all over the world, the Furby-like resemblance is uncanny to the new American president. Everyone wants a piece of the pie now, and these gremlins are no exception to the welfare line. Welcome Tarsius pumilus to the recession.
Rather than the usual places of Kenya, Malaysia, or Boston housing projects, the buggers were discovered high on Mount Rore Katimbo in Lore Lindu National Park, located in central Sulawesi Island.
The Pygmy Tarsier is about 4 inches in length, from nose to tail. They have a long tail and weigh about 2 ounces. They are nocturnal and do not vocalize much, which makes them extremely tough to find. For food, they are strictly carnivorous, dining on insects primarily but also known to eat birds, small rodents and snakes.
Three of them were trapped by the good scientists and collared to track their movements with a GPS system.