People living in the Solomon Islands have long spoken of a large rat that lives in tress called the vika. It wasn’t till now, however, that scientists recognized the species. Scientists, using game cameras, recently spotted a vika on Vangunu Island.
The large rodent weighs over 2 pounds and measures 18 inches from nose to tail.
Two things come to mind:
What else is out there that has gone undiscovered?
Local people are better suited to tell us what lives in an area than highly-educated outsiders. Consider the cause of a Maori legend being confirmed:
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