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Saber-Toothed…. Squirrel

Illustration: Jorge Gonzalez/Guillermo Rougier

What a concept.  I look at the little guy munching on peanuts all day in our back yard and it’s hard to imagine him with big fangs sticking out of his little muzzle.  But his ancestors apparently had a more ferocious look.  Scientists describe Cronopio dentiacutus as a mouse-sized critter with a long snout, large eyes and super long canine fangs.

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