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Red-crested Tree Rat reappears after 113 years

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Red-crested Tree RatWired reports that the red-crested tree rat, last seen in 1898, has reappeared in The El Dorado Nature Conservancy in Colombia. The Guinea pig-sized animal just walked up to startled environmentalists and let itself be photographed in closeups.

Park volunteer Lizzie Noble marveled at the rat's placid nature:

He just shuffled up the handrail near where we were sitting and seemed totally unperturbed by all the excitement he was causing.

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ZOMBIE RATS!

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Aww that's so adorable.

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Yay! ... I think?

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a retired former librarian from North Hollywood, California, interested in general anthropomorphics