Indian Palm Squirrel, or Squirrel as we usually call them, look cute when they go about doing their activities of crawling up and down the threes moving swiftly to find their food. Especially the way the would sit up and hold their food and eat it taking quick bites. Squirrels mainly feed on nuts and fruits and can be very noisy, especially when they sense danger. It’s equally amazing how the squirrels can get photographed.
I was not aware of the mention of Squirrels in Mythology and found out about the same on Wikipedia while reading more about squirrels. Posting the excerpt from what I read:
One more fact about Indian Palm Squirrel is that unlike the other species of Squirrels, this one doesn’t hibernate. It’s also a known fact that squirrels in urban areas can be domesticated and trained to accept food from humans.
Video of an Indian Palm Squirrel in a Garden.
Photos of Indian Palm Squirrel
Some shot in our Garden at Deonar, Mumbai and some from Ellora Caves, Aurangabad.