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Villagers mystified by strange animal

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

An Indonesian plantation worker and a 75-year-old farmer got the shock of their lives when they were attacked by an unknown animal species in two separate occasions earlier this month.

The farmer, Aris Kuna of Kampung Paon Gahat, was attacked by the rare animal while attending to his pepper garden about noon. The foreigner, however, was attacked a week later at a plantation near Kpg Baing while gathering oil palm fresh fruit bunches around 9am.

The animal that attacked the duo was described as having a ‘bear and wild boar’ resemblance. Fellow workers and villagers who saw the carcass, brought by the Indonesian, could not identify the animal species.

http://www.theborneo...strange-animal/

http://news.discover...#mkcpgn=rssnws1

Looking at the comments, they think it's a badger.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

I would think striking it with a sickle would have done visible damage.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:49 PM

Badgers don't live in Indonesia...The nearest badger Chinese ferret badger does not even look like a boar or bear


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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:04 PM

They said it stinks . The second article says there's a type of badger that stinks like a skunk .But why would it attack humans ?

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 19 November 2012 - 03:04 PM, said:

They said it stinks . The second article says there's a type of badger that stinks like a skunk .But why would it attack humans ?
The badgers in that region are alot smaller and look like ferrets. It looks like a boar or pig of some sort


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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:37 PM

Looks like this guy here. Palawan Stink Badger. It's indiginous to the Philippines so that might be why the locals didn't recognize it.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:32 PM

If it's some sort of skunk then the attack kinda makes sense... I know skunks are known to charge as an intimidation move


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:28 AM

I'm going to agree with the identification of this thing as a Stink Badger. The one pictured in the OP link appears that it might even be a juvenile one, since it appears to be small and untanned.

Yeah, fierce critter there in that photo. Looks all of 15 inches long... judging off the grass and weeds. Quite a monster they killed there.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:40 AM

How about the Hog badger (Arctonyx collaris)

http://www.arkive.or...tonyx-collaris/


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:44 AM

View Postevancj, on 20 November 2012 - 12:40 AM, said:

How about the Hog badger (Arctonyx collaris)

http://www.arkive.or...tonyx-collaris/
I looked at that, but the Stink Badger really looks, IMHO, to be a better fit. It is endemic to the area and the right size and coloring.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:49 AM

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:06 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 20 November 2012 - 12:44 AM, said:

I looked at that, but the Stink Badger really looks, IMHO, to be a better fit. It is endemic to the area and the right size and coloring.

I'm sure your right, I missed the stink part of the story.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:37 AM

View PostSakari, on 20 November 2012 - 12:49 AM, said:

" Hey look, what is that?"

" I don't know, but lets kill it "
At least they did not immediately try to eat it, or smoke it, or sell it to a Chinese apothacary.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:40 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 20 November 2012 - 03:37 AM, said:

At least they did not immediately try to eat it, or smoke it, or sell it to a Chinese apothacary.

True, true..

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:38 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 20 November 2012 - 03:37 AM, said:


At least they did not immediately try to eat it, or smoke it, or sell it to a Chinese apothacary.
We don't use badger in Chinese medicine,but Korean herbals..whole other animal,literally .

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