“Dayak hunters sometimes find these disemboweled deer in the forest, none of the flesh eaten, which to them is a clear sign of a squirrel kill,” researchers wrote in an earlier paper, published in 2014. “In villages close to the forest edge there were also accounts of the squirrel killing domestic chickens and eating the heart and liver only.”
At that time, the squirrel had only ever been captured in blurry still images, like the mythical little beast it is.
Researchers want to know what all that fluff is for. They suspect it must be used for mate selection, but they can't be sure until they see interactions between members of the species.
And if this little fluffernut really knocks down deer and drinks their blood? Well, I guess we'll have to try to catch that on camera, too. But don't hold your breath.