GIANT SQUIRREL OF WESTERN GHATS
The image shows a Giant Squirrel found in the Western Ghats of India.Lovely middle size mammal with a long hairy tail in two colors and brown fur on the body.Always lives on big trees,mostly seen singly.Very attractive and usually in movement hence finding steady for a shot is difficult.Usually early morning movements,cause another problem for taking photos.Feeds on fruits of the plant.Has a chukking sound which gives idea of their presence.Very afraid of any movement around and runs away from one tree to another hence one has to run behind for a shot.
The Indian giant squirrel, or Malabar giant squirrel, is a large tree squirrel species genus ''Ratufa'' native to India. It is a large-bodied diurnal, arboreal, and herbivorous squirrel found in South Asia. It is called शेकरू 'Shekru' in Marathi and is state animal of Maharashtra.