Friday, June 25, 2010

Nature's Alarm Clock

Choosing to live amidst a natural setting gives you delightful surprises each day. Here was mine one fine, chirpy morning...



This is the red-tailed squirrel, endemic to Palawan. There are sightings of them everywhere here especially during the early hours of the morning. According to my nanny, this is the female squirrel looking for a mate and communicating by its loud distinctive chirps. I hear that loud and clear!

The bantay (houseguard) of our landlady caught 2 of these creatures and caged them by his little kubo (hut). I take pity in them and a little voice in me wants to set them free. I read, after all, that they are already in the endangered species list. A clearer, close up photo with more info on their species here and here.

3 comments:

Nikka said...

set them free!

dharmadreams said...

Hey Nikka,

I know I really want to but I don't want to rock the boat in my neighborhood :S

for love of my oceans said...

you should set them free, just pretend it wasn't you. You know in your heart that it's the right thing to do. Good luck

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