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Black Giant Squirrels


Posted by Graeme Guy on Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:39 pm

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Black Giant Squirrels are confined to parts of Asia and are among the largest squirrel species in the world. They weigh up to 2.8 lb and the body is 15 inches long plus another 17 inches for the tail. In comparison the Eastern Grey squirrel is 21oz. They move quickly and are quite retiring. These two have been nest-building (dreys) and they may have up to 8. One they will raise the kits and the others are used for sleeping.

Canon EOS1DX Mk 3 800mm Canon lens plus 1.4x, 1/125sec, f8, ISO 2500

Tis rare shot of two squirrels together was shot in the forest adjacent to our apartment.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:11 am
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Great shot and natural scene- fun to see them working together. They are beautiful! What long tails!!
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:41 pm
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We've had some great pictures of these handsome creatures in the forum and its always nice to see them, Graeme. Lucky you to have them so close to home!

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by Ed Cordes on Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:40 pm
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Wow! Long tails! I have never seen this species. Thanks for posting.
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