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Description:

Squirrel stripping bark off the tree trunk

Habitat:

Forest

Notes:

Not sure if this is the species that the Thai people call Garock

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4 Comments

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 7 years ago

Oh I had'nt thought about it being nesting material Neil Ross

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 7 years ago

I was looking at Sundasciurus hippurus - the Horse-tailed Squirrel but am not 100% which is why I left the complete ident blank Emilie ... This was a little way away so given it's size I would go for the above probably

EmilieChich
EmilieChich 7 years ago

I think this is a species of Sundasciurus; they feed on soft bark, fruits and insects. Not sure about the species, but the thick fur and tail make it look like Sundasciurus hippurus.

Sundasciurus tenuis is much more common in Thailand, but it is usually more slender. Here are some links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse-taile...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slender_squ...

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

Good spotting, Viv. Eating the bark, or using it for nesting perhaps?

VivBraznell
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VivBraznell

Thailand

Spotted on Feb 8, 2014
Submitted on Feb 8, 2014

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