Saturday, September 11, 2010

Colugo revisited

Probably sensing I was not having the best of luck, afterall its a dark drizzly afternnoon in Bukit Timah Hill, a jogger came over and asked if I would be keen to shoot a colugo. Without waiting for my answer, he pointed to a tall tree about 20 metres away where about 10 metres or so above the ground was the silhouette of a suspicious looking lump.

Quietly, I moved closer, took aim, held my breath and fired away ....
This one kept to its daytime posture of trying to look like a cancerous outgrowth from the tree. I made funny sounds to try to make it turn its head towards me so that I could get a decent portrait to shows its friends but it just would not budge.... but you can see some flaps of skin under its armpit if you look hard enough.

Anyway, its a nice feeling, like seeing an old friend.

See also my nightime encouter a few months back.

5 comments:

Hermes said...

What amazing photographs - I would call that a good end to the day.

Titania said...

Hi, How fantastic and exciting. I have never seen a flying Lemur. The photos are very good and show it well. We have sugar gliders Petaurus breviceps. and I am always so thrilled when I have the chance to see one. I have planted many tall flowering Eucalyptus trees in my wild garden to encourage them to come to feed on the blossoms.

islaverde said...

If only there could be gibbons (siamangs), dusky leaf monkeys, flyxing foxes, mouse deers, even leeches! in this tiny garden of a rainforest (bukit timah).

Hort Log said...

there are a small group of people here actually studying/observing them - flying foxes and mouse deers, pangolins, flying squirrels, giant black squirrels, lorises, civets, leopard cats .... they are still here ....to join one of their outings will mean forgoing even my twenty winks though...

Dennis ll said...

Nice catch !

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