Friday, March 07, 2008

Hello! There's A Scaly Butt Hanging Off A Tree

We passed this strange butt sticking out of a tree and we did a double take. Hello, here was this little fella draped over a tree trunk. Initially, I thought it was stuck and needed rescuing. I was ready to call in the calvary but before I did so I had to make sure that it was really stuck.After wading through the under growth, we stood under the tree and I photographed it from various angles. It didn't seem to mind at all as we discussed its situation below.After a couple of minutes, it decided to move and rained all kinds of rotting material on us while we watched it move to a higher perch.Eventually, we left him doing what he did best looking totally stuck way up high.


Camemberu said...

OMG is that a pangolin? You sure do get to photograph all kinds of weird and wonderful creatures!

Elyani said...

Shirls, when I was a kid I thought "trenggiling" is a fierce animal. Only when I found that they eat ants that I was not too scare to see it up close. You're so lucky to be able to see it, even in Indonesia it is very rare to find them due to the invasive forest devastation.

Shirls said...

I am very lucky indeed to have seen and photographed this animal. The Pangolin is very rare these days in South East Asia for two reasons - destruction of its natural habitat and humam predation. They are still being hunted and sold for its meat.

Anonymous said...

nice picture! you're so lucky to have caught it on film!or digitally that is!


Shirls said...

Shao Wei,