Mystery mammal?

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A mysterious red furry creature, captured on film in the dense forests of Borneo, could be a new species of carnivore.

The mammal, which is slightly larger than a domestic cat, has dark red fur and a long, bushy tail. It was snapped twice at night by a camera trap set up by researchers from the conservation group WWF.

Its general shape – with a possibly pointed snout, small ears, and large powerful hind legs – suggests it is a meat-eater. It has some similarities with martens or civets and could belong to these groups, or it may belong to an entirely new group, says WWF.[continued with photo]
http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn8419
 

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AAAAIIIIIEEEEE!!! Dios Mio! Es El CHUPACABRA!!!!
 
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Actually, it really looks like a lemur.
 
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So we've discovered another tribdog
 
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Oh, no wonder nobody's replying to the thread in biology on this topic. You're already discussing it over here! It will be really exciting if it really is a newly discovered mammalian species.
 
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