Hamster Sized Deer Threatened by Deforestation

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posted on May, 2 2014 @ 11:37 PM
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I have never heard of or seen these before but when I ran across the article I figured some of y'all might be interested.
These deer fully grown only weigh about two pounds.


The baby "deer-mouse" became just the 43rd living member of this species in Europewhen it was born on April 9 in the Fuengirola Biopark near Malaga.Originating in southeastern Asia, the deer is so called because its tiny dimensions and big eyes make it look more like a rodent, despite its tiny hooves.At birth the baby — which has not yet been named because it is still too small to determine its sex — weighed about 100 grams (nearly four ounces).

The survival of the species, known by scientists as "tragulus javanicus," is threatened by deforestation in its native southeast Asia, the park said.
www.globalpost.com...

I can not get over how small these deer are. It would be ashame to lose them.
(If someone could post a pic or two I would greatly appreciate it. I am on my samsung phone and can't upload pics to ats. Thanks)
Quad




posted on May, 2 2014 @ 11:44 PM
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a reply to: Quadrivium

Wow!





posted on May, 2 2014 @ 11:50 PM
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Thanks D.J.!
As I said, I never knew they existed. I am glade that I can still be amazed by the "little" things in life.



posted on May, 2 2014 @ 11:59 PM
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a reply to: Quadrivium

Wow! A Deer that can fit in my pocket!



posted on May, 3 2014 @ 12:02 AM
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interesting, didn't know they existed either.
cute little guys. kinda funny looking though.

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posted on May, 3 2014 @ 12:07 AM
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Darn, I am going to have to get a smaller deer rifle. The 30-30 or 300 savage will totally destroy that deer, I won't even get a meal for the cat out of it. What a waste, twenty bucks for a deer license and you need to use a bb gun and maybe can get a small pot of soup out of it...


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posted on May, 3 2014 @ 12:13 AM
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You know, the trick with these would be to take a cat and dress it like Santa Claus, and then put the cat in a sleigh, and then get eight of these little critters harnessed up to pull it.



Might need an arduino for the nose part.

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posted on May, 3 2014 @ 12:18 AM
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W...T...F...
Lol yes I'm a little shocked by this....those guys are odd looking.



posted on May, 3 2014 @ 12:35 AM
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a reply to: rickymouse
Look on the bright side.
Taxidermy fees would be almost nothing and it wouldn't take up much room on your wall.
Just kidding!



posted on May, 3 2014 @ 12:37 AM
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a reply to: Bybyots
You know the elves have to get around as well, maybe this is what they use.



posted on May, 3 2014 @ 12:49 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
Darn, I am going to have to get a smaller deer rifle. The 30-30 or 300 savage will totally destroy that deer, I won't even get a meal for the cat out of it. What a waste, twenty bucks for a deer license and you need to use a bb gun and maybe can get a small pot of soup out of it...


Those would be some tiny back straps. And I thought the Coues Deer we have here in AZ were small.



posted on May, 3 2014 @ 01:25 AM
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I am utterly amazed that such things are real! WOW! Adorable!



posted on May, 3 2014 @ 01:30 AM
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I feel like I'm being trolled.



posted on May, 3 2014 @ 01:36 AM
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Sweet fancy Moses!! I want one! I am only teasing. I think it's terrible something like this can be wiped from the face of the planet. I had no clue something like this even existed!! S&F for letting me learn something new today.



posted on May, 3 2014 @ 01:47 AM
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How in the heck do you eat these???
Deep fry em whole?
No antlers, how do the males behave during rutting season?



posted on May, 3 2014 @ 02:20 AM
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I want one!!! or seven!



posted on May, 3 2014 @ 02:24 AM
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Never knew these things existed before. Pretty mind-blowing!
Makes you wonder what else is out there..
Thanks for posting.



posted on May, 3 2014 @ 02:48 AM
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here's a vid



posted on May, 3 2014 @ 03:03 AM
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No antlers, how do the males behave during rutting season?

Based on their dimensions I'd say they sit at a table and talk it out.
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posted on May, 3 2014 @ 03:41 AM
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Thanks for the video!
I don't know how those little stick legs support them.





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