Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Indian giant squirrel

When I was visiting valparai, I was seeking everywhere the rare species like lion tailed Macaque, Indian giant squirrel, Hornbill... but I could only listens to a hornbill’s sound one mid-night and it was a great perceive I received!
Indian giant squirrel
For me who was disappointed because of not seeing any wild animals lately, seeing an Indian giant squirrel, also called as Malabar giant squirrel was a relief and great surprise came from the late visit to kodaikanal. We’re surprise to see this giant squirrel sitting on a pear tree and tasting the fruit without fear, even we all staring and clicking pictures.
Malabar squirrel
It was big with long tail and grasping the branch with the front limbs along holding the pear. In combination of black and brown, it moves here and there like mongoose and remained on the tree until we left the place. The picture was taken at berijam, in kodaikanal.

14 comments:

cyclopseven said...

wonderful header for the blog. This is the first time I am reading about the Malabar Giant Squirrel. The link to Wikipedia, is very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

Marutham said...

First it was Scary....

but man - look at the size of that squirrel! :) Nice capture jeevan.
U have been lucky to get a sight of it.

Cheers! :)
Marutham

Anya said...

Great new header Jeevan
:-)

That squirrel is funny
he has a fluffy black tail !!!
Never seen before its a beauty
:-)

Priya said...

Never seen such a huge one. Looks beautiful and nice contrast colors.

venus66 said...

Hi, never heard of this squirrel before. Something new.Very informative post. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful time. Take care.

krystyna said...

First time I see the Malabar Giant Squirrel. She is cute, thanks Jeevan for those great pics!

I like squirrels, they always come to my house for nuts.

Kavi said...

Giant Squirrel. First time hearing ! Lovely.

:)

humanobserver said...

OMG ! what a giant squirrel !

vishesh said...

wow :)

Vinesh said...

Wow, nice pictures, buddy Jeevan!
Good to be in your blog after long! Hope you're doing well!

Anna said...

Wow that is giant squirrel!
Thanks for sharing. Anna :)

Babli said...

Oh my God! I have never seen such a different type of squirrel. Quite amazing to see it.

vrajesh said...

nice picture...

KOLLYWOOD BUZZ said...

hai nice to see the picture. need more pictures of the lovely squirrel