Squirrels v Chipmunks

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#1 Dec 15th, 2011, 21:37
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Some of the finest minds in Europe have already started debating this topic elsewhere but that won't help 2 girls in their 20's have fun in Delhi.

I have a photo of the beast in question. How do I get it onto the thread?
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Go to Go Advanced tab below and then manage attachments tab and upload from you computer. And then the browse tab to find the pic. But you must save the pic to your computer.
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This is the beast in question.

file:///home/dave/Desktop/Squirrel%3F

Photo taken in the roof garden of the former Intercontinental Hotel, Nehru Place, Delhi in February 2011. About 12 floors up from the ground.

Is it a squirrel or a chipmunk or something else?

Edit - That went well then. Let me read those instructions again.

I see. Attachment much too big.

Hurray - got it this time.
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Some of the finest minds in Europe
Make them apply their minds to the old 'how much wood could a woodchuck...' question.

All I know about squirrels is that they are actually cute rats.

PS: crossposted and all, no pic in Dave W's last post. After uploading, you have to select the attachment, I think- all in 'go advanced'
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Hit the browse tab before the upload one.
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Thanks guys. Got there in the end. Now what is it?
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It is a squirrel, and I know it's brother... also in Delhi.

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squirrel!
#9 Dec 16th, 2011, 00:01
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We call it a squirrel, just as Brits call their favourite rat a [grey] squirrel. So that is its name!

It's one of the few things that I know in Tamil: anil, if that helps (Other than to tease your friends if they are called Anil!).
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post We call it a squirrel, just as Brits call their favourite rat a [grey] squirrel. So that is its name!
So does that mean it is biologically something other than a squirrel?
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LOL, Dave! Little did I know that other than a flippant comment to that effect, you'd actually started a thread on it!

Another pic of mine, none too great I admit, of the little critter in question: http://www.indiamike.com/india-image...res/squirrel-1.

The debate in question, btw, got sparked here and onwards: http://www.indiamike.com/india/delhi...2/#post1312539.

So is it now:

a) Siberian chipmunk, or common chipmunk (Tamias sibiricus)
b) Indian palm squirrel, or three-striped palm squirrel (Funambulus palmarum)
c) northern palm squirrel, or five-striped palm squirrel (Funambulus pennantii, these two apparently closely related)
d) Other yet...?
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Mach! Good to see you here. Slowly but surely everybody is getting dragged into this one.
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Originally Posted by machadinha View Post * Funnily, I'd never noticed them on previous trips. The last two, they were just everywhere. Had I been blind before? Has the environment improved in their favor? Or is it a regional thing, after all? I did travel halfway across India again on both occasions, so wouldn't seem all that regional.
And I've seen these wonderful creatures just vanish from some areas in WB they were not-so-long-ago quite plentiful in! I don't quite know the reason. I can't really attribute it just to exploding human population. Thankfully they abound in much of the rest of India.
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Just one exploding human can take out a lot of nearby squirels. One of the nastier forms of modern warfare.

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And each one is called a collateral squirrel.
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