I’m a big fan of Tarsiers. Most of my love for these animals has come from images I have found online.
After countless minutes browsing Tarsier images over the past few years, I have finally found a video of one of these little critters! What I thought were cute little furballs turned out to be bloodthirsty monsters and are obviously extremely dangerous! If you value your life you’ll stay away from these “adorable” primates.
Given the choice between being in a cage with a starving lion or an average Tarsier…I’d choose the lion any day. Check out the video and be prepared to crap your pants from fear.
Tarsiers are threatened (a.k.a. Conservation Dependant) animals found in the Philippines, Sulawesi, Borneo, and Sumatra have been said to have the tail of a rat, legs of a frog, sticky fingers of a gecko, rotating head of an owl, ears of a bat and the face of the baby. These primates are blessed with the largest eye-to-head ratio over any other mammal. For those interested, here are some other stats:
They have long legs, short bodies, and rounded heads that can be rotated through 180º. Their faces are short, and the eyes, their most striking feature, are large and goggling. The ears are large, membranous, and almost constantly in motion. Tarsiers are about 9-16 cm (3.5-6 inches) long, excluding the tail, which is about twice that length. Their fur is thick, silky, and coloured gray to dark brown.