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Yazdy Palia

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Nov 17, 2010, 3:48:06 AM11/17/10
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Friends, Malabar squirrel and its favourite Sapotas.
Date & Time 16/11/10
Location: Place, Altitude, GPS Chethalayam, Wayanad, Kerala
Habitat: Garden, Urban, Wild Type: Garden
Plant Habit: Tree, Shrub, Climber, Herb Tree
Height, Length. 15’
Leaves Type, Shape, Size Long
Inflorescence Type Size
Flowers Size Colour Calyx Bracts- White
Fruits Type, Shape, Size Seeds Roundish
Other Information like Frangrance, Pollinator, Uses.
Regards
Yazdy

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Vijayadas D

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Nov 17, 2010, 3:50:47 AM11/17/10
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whether it is tree dog ?
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Yazdy Palia

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Nov 17, 2010, 4:27:03 AM11/17/10
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It is a malabar Squirrel. They are around 3' from tip to tip and
weight anywhere near 4 Kgs. Unfortunately the tail part could not be
seen from the restricted space I had for clicking.
Regards

Neil Soares

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Nov 17, 2010, 8:30:26 AM11/17/10
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Hi Dr. Vijayadas,
  You have a great sense of humour !!!
                     Regards,
                       Neil Soares.

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Vijayadas D

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Nov 17, 2010, 9:28:53 AM11/17/10
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I dont know .

sanal nair

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Nov 18, 2010, 1:04:54 AM11/18/10
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By the way it is the State animal of Maharashtra.
regards,

Sanal Nair

On 11/17/10, Vijayadas D <dvija...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I dont know .
>
> On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 4:30 PM, Neil Soares <drneil...@yahoo.com> wrote:
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>> Hi Dr. Vijayadas,
>> You have a great sense of humour !!!
>> Regards,
>> Neil Soares.
>>

>> --- On *Wed, 11/17/10, Vijayadas D <dvija...@gmail.com>* wrote:
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>> From: Vijayadas D <dvija...@gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [efloraofindia:54586] 17/11/10/YRP/1
>> To: "Yazdy Palia" <yazdy...@gmail.com>
>> Cc: indian...@googlegroups.com
>> Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 2:20 PM
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>> whether it is tree dog ?
>>
>> On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 11:48 AM, Yazdy Palia

>> <yazdy...@gmail.com<http://us.mc339.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=yazdy...@gmail.com>

Pankaj Kumar

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Dec 4, 2010, 6:12:55 AM12/4/10
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Indian giant squirrel, or Malabar giant squirrel is a Near threatened
species endemic to India.
Its included in Schedule II of Wildlife Protection Act of India that
means, killing it will lead you to imprisonment.
Thanks for sharing beautiful pics. I have yet to see this in wild.
Regards
Pankaj

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mani nair

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Dec 4, 2010, 9:37:40 AM12/4/10
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Yazdy ji, nice capture of the Giant Malabar squirrel.  We call it Shekru in Marathi and it is highly endangered species.  They are the largest tree squirrels in the world and it is as big as a house cat.   

Thanks for sharing.

Regards,

Mani.

Yazdy Palia

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Dec 4, 2010, 12:37:08 PM12/4/10
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Thank you friends, My holding has become a haven for them and I must
be having at least 25 of them just in my farm. The destruction was
partly due to monoculture in the forests. My late father introduced so
many fruit trees that it became a haven for them. throughout the year
they have one fruit or the other and they are not so shy these days
with us. For that matter we have deers having their fights on our
drying yard at nights, we get up with the clashing of the antlers and
find them having a good fight. The Does' come close to our home when
they are about to foal so that they are safe.
Here is one more.

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