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Animals in the Capital!

So I was reading a friends blog the other day (Anthony & Sharon's) and they had a lot of friends that wanted to see what the squirrels looked like in their area :)... So I thought... why not do a blog post on our squirrels and other animals...
I actually don't know what to call this animal... at first glance it looks like a squirrel... but his back markings make him look like a chipmonk... so I don't know... maybe it's a squirrel-monk....
They sure are cute though :) The lighter colored one is the girl :)
So, my favorite color is Lime Green... they don't have green limes here, so if I said that color name, they would have no idea what I'm talking about... the closest color they have to that here is "parrot green"... We have awesome green parrots here! At this point, this is the best picture I have of one of them... it's through the window of the ICU :)
We have lots of other cool animals - elephants, camels, cobras.... that I'll have to save for another blog post ;) (or you can see elephants in the post below :))

Comments

Misty said…
That's really cool. I love hearing about where you guys live and the culture there. So these birds just fly around all over or is this someones pet. Like here that would be someones pet, not just a bird lose flying around. That's really cool. It's beautiful.
My question as well... are there like flocks of parrots? I know in like, Miami I would see "wild parrots" in flocks, but I never thought about them where yall are. We have some awesome kingfisher birds here that I hope to get a picture of when we get to our animals post (I'm gonna have to google the squirrel thing, bc I have no clue if our squirrels are anything special. I think there's some special ones on an island here, not sure. I have research to do!)
Oh, and I realize you didn't ask...but... can you do a post about the different dots the ladies wear on their foreheads and what they mean? Also any markings men wear (here they don't wear them all the time, but every once in awhile we'll see them with a white or red smudge between the eyes). I'm sure there are probably tons of meanings, but a few basic ones would be way fun to learn about!
SouthAsiaRocks said…
They're loose and flying all around :) It's fun!
allhisblessings said…
The little sqirrel-monks are so cute!! I think they're called Five-Stripe sqirrels in English.

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