Moschus moschiferus turowi
For many centuries in Far East people tell the story of the malicious and terrible creature roaming our forests. The creature, that lurks in the dark and waits for negligent hunters and foreign tourists to attack and suck their blood… Sit back and enjoy. This is a story of the Bloodsucker-dear.

This cute and harmless animal that scares people by its vampire-ish look of an illegitimate child of a deer and Chupacabra, in reality is just a musk dear.

Taxonomically Siberian musk deer (in Russia is called Kabarga) is not even a deer, it is an even-toed ungulate animal from Moschidae family, which got stuck somewhere in between the chevrotain and the cervidae (the real dears) families. Instead of growing antlers males of this kangaroo-like animal grow long fangs to display and use them to dig out food. They are primarily active at night and if being chased by its natural enemies are trying to run in circles to mix up the traces.

The musk from the male is used in the manufacture of perfume, soap, and medicinal preparations; thus in some regions this animal is under protection. So, if you are a musk deer and reading this post, I advise you to pack your bags and move to Sakhalin Island.
 
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