Giant, Rainbow-Colored Squirrels Catch the World’s Eye

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A photographer’s viral photos of a giant, multi-colored Malabar squirrel are captivating the internet today. 

Vijayan, the amateur photographer who happened to explode overnight, caught pictures of the Malabar squirrel while on a deep trek in an India forest. 

“I felt so amazed by how drop-dead gorgeous it looked,” Vijayan said in an interview with CBS News. “It was indeed a jaw-dropping sight to behold.” 

And, as is fashionable on the internet, people immediately started cracking jokes about the huge, furry creatures. 

The squirrels can grow up to 36 inches long, or almost as tall as an average sized mailbox. They also live about 20 feet up in the trees and fly from tree to tree.  

Vijayan was shocked at how much attention his photos are getting.

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If you’re hoping to catch a photo of these little guys, you may be in for quite the journey since they only live in South Asia. 

You may also look ridiculous while trying to find them since the internet’s best advice is to climb a tree and remain extremely still for hours on end waiting for them to emerge. 

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