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Northern Palawan tree squirrel

Sundasciurus juvencus


A northern Palawan tree squirrel munches a water rose apple. They emit an intermittent shrieking sound while safely clinging on the stem of a palm whenever a cat approaches them. Cats kill them when opportunity arises.


Stand of disturbed canary wood (Nauclea orientalis) with domesticated species of water rose apple (Szygium aqueum), mango (Mangifera indica), coconut (Cocos nucifera), and palm trees.


Taken using a Panasonic DMC-G3, f/5.6, 1/160 sec., ISO-160, 200 mm at 9:02 am.

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Patrick Regoniel
Patrick Regoniel a year ago

Yup. It's tails up when it squeaks indeed. I'll prepare the video and upload the interesting behavior.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Cats in the wrong locations are a disaster.
What a cute squirrel. I suppose it's tail pops up when it squeaks?

Patrick Regoniel
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Palawan, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 28, 2016
Submitted on Apr 1, 2020

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