Malabar giant squirrel
|Copyright: babujayan alayar (babujayan)
|Date Taken: 2008-12-07|
|Exposure: f/6.3, 1/20 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-03-23 9:45|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Indian giant squirrel is an upper-canopy dwelling species, which rarely leaves the trees, and requires "tall profusely branched trees for the construction of nests." It travels from tree to tree with jumps of up to 6 m (19.69 ft). When in danger, the Ratufa indica often freezes or flattens itself against the tree trunk, instead of fleeing. Its main predators are the birds of prey and the leopard.[wikipedia]|
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Never seen this beautiful animal. I think it is really seldom. A nice shot.