Cute "mouse-deer," long lost to science, has been photographed again

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/11/12/cute-mouse-deer-long-lost.html

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Just a reminder…just because long-thought lost species are seen again, it is not evidence that climate change is a hoax.

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Just in time for Christmas. Saves stapling antlers to mice. See “Scrooged”.

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You forgot “fanged”! It’s a fanged mouse deer!

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/11/12/mouse-deer-thought-to-be-exti.html

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Spotted twice here today!

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Oh, is that what those are? I thought the critters in the basement traps looked a little weird. /s

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This is cool, but what about the bearsharktopus, huh?

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Indigenous people living in the Nha Trang forest suggested where the scientists should place their camera traps to get the animals on film.
“But to the wider scientific community, we are comfortable saying that our findings constitute a rediscovery.”

Translation: Nothing is real/exists until a White guy says so.

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What about thylacines? Are they still around or not?

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It"s next to the jackalope cage.

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I agree with you in principle! (And would add that this research comes from an epistemological regime where “nothing exists until it is photographed”/“nothing exists until it is published in a paywalled scientific journal”.)

However, in this particular case, the scientists’ names on the paper are, in order of importance: An Nguyen, Van Bang Tran, Duc Minh Hoang, Thi Anh Minh Nguyen, Dinh Thang Nguyen, Van Tiep Tran, Barney Long, Erik Meijaard, Jeff Holland, Andreas Wilting & Andrew Tilker.

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My Chevrotain
I can’t even think of her name
But it’s funny now and then
How my thoughts go flashing back again
To my Chevrotain

My Chevrotain
Most ruminants all seem so tame
For I haven’t met an ungulate
So magnificent or elegant
As my Chevrotain

(with apologies to Billy Holiday)

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Cutest little damn fangs on these things:
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/64198/9-tiny-facts-about-chevrotain

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I think in this case it’s more about having documentary evidence like photographs that can be analyzed and evaluated (and as @Neovison.vison notes, the scientists were largely Vietnamese).

We have word-of-mouth accounts for Sasquatch too, but I’d still like to see at least one photograph in decent focus.

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Alas I’m still
Not very clear
Is it a mouse
Or is it a deer?

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Now expecting The Onion treatment: Adorable, Long-lost Mouse-Deer Found. A recipe for this incredibly delicious creature is shown at the bottom of this article

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All right, you guys claim this thing is “cute” but it looks like a real-life photoshopped uncanny valley chimera to me.

And those are not cute.

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