Photo: Meet the sweet tuco-tuco

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Tuco tuco or "chululo"

credit: Miranda Teran

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Miranda Teran photographed this cute critter in Chile. “I spot this small fella at Salar de Tara nearby San Pedro de Atacama,” Teran writes. “Tuco tuco or "chululo" in [the] local language, are rodents only found in South America. They dig their burrows as this one in my pic was doing.” The tuco-tuco gets its name from the noise it makes while digging.

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