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Villagers mystified by strange animal

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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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Q-C

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

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Mr.United_Nations

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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Simbi Laveau

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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Mr.United_Nations

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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Stardrive

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.

palawan-stink-badger.jpg

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sonicsaint

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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DieChecker

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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DieChecker

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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Sakari

" Hey look, what is that?"

" I don't know, but lets kill it "

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evancj

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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DieChecker

" 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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Sakari

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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Simbi Laveau

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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Wyverna

Pretty interesting. But why is there no visible damage if the farmer attacked it, as someone said earlier?

Here's a picture of a Palawan stink badger. It looks awfully similar to the animal:

Palawan-stink-badger.jpg

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WoIverine

"When I was little, we found a man. He looked like - like, butchered. The old woman in the village crossed themselves... and whispered crazy things, strange things. "El Diablo cazador de hombres." Only in the hottest years this happens. And this year, it grows hot. We begin finding our men. We found them sometimes without their skins... and sometimes much, much worse. "El cazador trofeo de los hombres" means the demon who makes trophies of men."

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Chooky88

Poor animals in Indonesia.

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Ealdwita

Yes, I'd go with stink badger too, although it's a little out of its normal range.

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King Fluffs

Riveting.

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MidKn13ght

it looks like a hybrid mole/anteater ... :sk

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ReaperS_ParadoX

They described this thing as being as big as a boar, WOW

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notoverrated

doesnt look to dangerous...... i was picturing some giant bear with a boar head when i read the story, but what i get is a little pig with claws >.>

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Troublehalf

Is it possible it's a sub-species of the Stink Badger? So, while the Badger hangs around in other areas, to avoid competition they moved or were moved to the area and have survived. It looks slightly more "shaggy" or "bushy" than Stink Badgers. But, there we go, animals are able to end up in unusual places!

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Skeptic Chicken

It's adorable!

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