African People Warn Homeowner of Evil Spirit After Slow Loris Found, TikTok Video Clocks 12M Views

African People Warn Homeowner of Evil Spirit After Slow Loris Found, TikTok Video Clocks 12M Views

  • A homeowner got an unusual visit from a slow loris, and people from Africa believed it was an evil spirit
  • The incident unfolded in a TikTok video that quickly reached 12 million views, with many not even knowing what this unusual animal was
  • The homeowner's surprise and the social media users' concern are evident in the video, shedding light on cultural beliefs

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Woman shares video of animal found in house.
People from Africa share views of unique animal found in the house. Images: Paul England
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A homeowner received an unexpected visit from a creature known as a slow loris, which sparked a wave of concern and warnings.

Slow loris found

On a TikTok page, @pethealer1225 uploaded a video of a woman walking into her house to find a slow loris in her home. A slow loris is a nocturnal primate in Southeast Asia, known for its distinctive large eyes and slow, deliberate movements. These small primates have a toxic bite, secreting venom from glands on their elbows, which they can deliver when threatened. However, there is nothing evil linked to them and just superstitions.

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The incident unfolded in a TikTok video and quickly gained traction, accumulating an impressive 12 million views. The clip captures the homeowner's surprise and the community's collective response to the unusual discovery. In a cultural context deeply rooted in traditions and superstitions, the presence of the slow loris triggered alarm bells, as some people from Africa interpreted it as a symbol of witchcraft.

Watch the video below:

Netizens share views on the unique creature

As the video circulated, it ignited discussions about the intersection of traditional and modern practices. While some viewers found amusement in the unusual encounter, others appreciated the opportunity to learn about the diverse beliefs and customs that shape Africa.

People flocked to the comment section to share their views:

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@Jamie77 said:

"I was like awwww, look at those eyes. And then I see Search: slow loris venom bite."

@Rosegold commented:

"I was today years old when heard of a slow loris."

@Dalton shared:

"That’s a slow loris it has a venomous bite (never heard of or seen this animal before in my life)."

@faith said:

"People in the comments shouting 'this is a slow loris'. As an African, this is a demon possessed animal sent by your village pple to monitor you."

@Queen dida advised:

"I don't know about slow loris but in country Tanzania that is a witch."

@Hyeres_runes said:

"Slow loris is so adorable yet so dangerous."

@Ngurii joke:

"That's somebody's Granny caught red-handed fellow Africans will understand."

TikTok video of a man capturing the weird-looking creature

In a similar story, Briefly News reported that one TikTok user caught an unknown creature on camera while trapped in his bedroom.

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The animal did not fight or struggle to escape as it was being put away, suggesting it wasn't a tokoloshe to other users.

A debate sparked as confused users tried their best to determine what this 'thing' could be.

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Trisha Pillay (Weekend current affairs editor) Trisha Pillay is a Current Affairs writer at Briefly News. She has a degree in Journalism from the University of Johannesburg and an Honours degree in International Politics from UNISA. She joined ENCA straight out of varsity and completed an internship at the channel. Pillay later went on to cover politics, crime, entertainment, and current affairs at the Citizen Newspaper. She joined Newzroom Afrika in 2019 and became a senior bulletin editor for shows focused on politics and current affairs on the channel. She joined Briefly News in 2023. You can contact her at