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The Burrowers are the main antagonists of the 2008 American horror film The Burrowers.

Although once content to subsist entirely on buffalo, the arrival of white settlers and subsequent extinction of nearby buffalo drove these burrowing creature to feed on more humanoid meals.

Appearance

Burrowers are pale hairless semi-humanoids with hunched backs and hind legs whose knees bend forward like those of a bird. Their heads are human-like, but they have gaping mouths, small eyes and nostrils, and only tiny ear holes in place of external ears.

Powers and Abilities

Burrowers possess the following powers and abilities:

  • Burrowing
  • Toxic drugs
  • Enhanced hearing

Fate

The film ends with the implication that the Burrowers, although temporarily stopped, will return to attack in the future.

Trivia

  • According to the Ute tribe in the film, the Burrowers themselves can be drugged and killed.

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