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#91 Jan 9th, 2014, 11:20
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Nobody is watching any squirrels these days?
Well, I was lucky to sight around 4 adult Giant Malabar squirrels on 1 tree!!

But could not get all of them in one frame. I managed only some pics one friend who was busy munching some wild berries on the nearby tree!! Remembered snonymous each and every minute I was standing and watching those binkies.

These were seen in Muthodi forest, Chikmagalur

Here!

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And, if somebody is keen on watching this cute one busily chomping the berries - watch it here.

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Wonderful!
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Sadly snonymous is sadly missing from us.

I wonder why.... too many stupid one line answers, to up your post tally?

I miss her greatly, and her photographs, she knew how to use a camera.

It was not just a piece of male jewellery hanging round her
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Too many four-line moans, perhaps.

But if you really want to know, go back through her last posts. She fell out with someone, I don't remember who, or about what, but it made her not want to be here any longer. I miss her too. It is best not to take too much notice of individuals on forums, annoying though we may be.
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Lovely thread for our furry friends...didnt know it existed till now..

My first pic, an inquisitive one camouflaged well in its surroundings...

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Backyard Critters

Two quick-take-photo pix, grabbed with my small camera which is kept handy for just such occasions.

The sleeping squirrels were in the hemlock trees behind our house. They love to eat the small nuts in the hemlock cones.
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This woodchuck (ground hog) is a sometimes frequent backyard visitor. This shot was taken when he walked by during breakfast. Full disclosure: this is an encore photo, posted earlier on the weather thread



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Lovely candid shot of sleeping squirrels, distaff!
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Originally Posted by Prakaant View Post Lovely candid shot of sleeping squirrels, distaff!
Thanks Prakaant!

What you can't tell from the close-up photo is that they were about 4 meters up in the tree and the limb kept moving slightly in the breeze.

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I just found this thread so I've been reading backwards. A few pages back I came across this:
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Originally Posted by davidx2 View Post Chipmunks on the vimana, Big Temple, Thanjavur
Those temple flower remains look very tasty - a few bites of hibiscus for dessert.
Is that a (three striped) squirrel or a chipmunk?

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Originally Posted by hfot2 View Post What you can't tell from the close-up photo is that they were about 4 meters up in the tree and the limb kept moving slightly in the breeze.
That's why it makes it unique and more interesting.

... would love to click such photos anytime.
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Originally Posted by hfot2 View Post Backyard Critters

Two quick-take-photo pix, grabbed with my small camera which is kept handy for just such occasions.

The sleeping squirrels were in the hemlock trees behind our house. They love to eat the small nuts in the hemlock cones.
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That is so lovey-dovey!!!
I wonder why the Indian palm squirrels don't rest like that and give us some photo ops!! They are always jumping and running all over.

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PS naveena, long time no see!
Yes, distaff! I don't log in much these days!! Once in a while I do check some posts but have been a bit occupied with something or the other these days.
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Originally Posted by JuliaF View Post SQUIRRELS and more!

There's already a woodchuck from Vermont in there so the beavers from Devon and the moonj elis from Chennai would be in good company.
Thanks Julia. So here I am, asking the S. Indian naturalists: what is a moonj eli?

For those that don't know what I'm on about, this translates as nose rat. It is about the size of a young rat, much larger than a mouse... maybe about the size and shape of a mole. According to Mrs. N, it is this particular creature that is the transport of Ganesh, and if you think of the statues and brasses, they do often seem to show a "mouse" with an elongated nose. Because of this, it gets respect, which rats certainly don't.

But I can't trace an English or scientific name for it. Someone must written about it. Surely the internet could not be considered complete without moonj elis!
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