Weird Science

Looking for a new creature to add ambiance to your current speculative fiction story? How about a giant elephant shrew? Something that looks like a rat with the nose of an anteater. Mmmm. Sounds quite unique. Surely no one else will have one of those in their book . . . wait. This beasty-guy is for real. This is no animated bit of fur and rubber slapped together for the sequel to Stardust.

Listen to the description of the newly discovered critter:

“The cat-sized animal, which is reported in the Journal of Zoology, looks like a cross between a miniature antelope and a small anteater. It has a grey face, a long, flexible snout, a bulky, amber body, a jet-black rump and it stands on spindly legs.”

Okay, as cute as it isn’t, I don’t want to see that thing crawling across my back fence anytime soon.

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