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VIDEO: Is it really ‘alien-like creature’ caught on Indian state border?

NEW DELHI:  A video is going viral in the Indian media showing a strange creature caught reportedly along the Kerala-Karnataka border last week.

The message accompanying the video said that four such animals were killing all animals in the forest, including humans. It was further claimed that only one of the four has been caught.

Zee News reported that the video was actually of a diseased sun bear, a native of Borneo, Malyasia and had first surfaced on the internet in January last year.

Interestingly, the locals in Borneo had also taken it as an alien and had pelted the poor creature with stones. A healthy sun bear sports a dark fur.

The entire incident once again highlights the disturbing trend of people sharing unauthenticated/fake news on social media.

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