A large rodent believed to be a certain species of squirrel roused a resident in Iligan City from his sleep. As shown in the photos posted by netizen Juan Panggal, the animal resembles a large rat but having large eyes and a large long hairy tail. A netizen commented it is a Philippine Pygmy Squirrel which is endemic to the Philippines.

photo by Juan Panggal
photo by Juan Panggal

Photo below shows a Philippine Pygmy Squirrel.

photo from iNaturalist.org

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