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Northern Tree Shrew

By SteveMoulding  
Something a little different today from the archives. Many thanks for all the C&C's on my last upload and apologies for just clicking on yours. Time is in short supply and tiredness full on. A couple of facts for you.
Despite their name the Norhern tree shrew spends much time on the ground rooting through leaf litter using their elongated sensitive noses to find insects and seeds. Tree shrew babies are fed just once every 2 days. Diet is insects, fruit, seeds, leaves, occasional small mammals and lizards.
The Northern tree shrew is found in a variety of habitats including deciduous and evergreen primary forest and secondary forest, oil palm and coconut plantations. Found in South East Asia.
Best wishes and have a great weekend,

Tags: General Asia Mammal Shrew Landscape and travel Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Northern Tree Shrew

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Lovely capture!

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13 Aug 2011 4:06PM
A wonderful detailed capture and an excellent description.

13 Aug 2011 4:17PM
What a weird little critter ... and his tail is sooooo long
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2011 4:35PM
What a cute one - lovely detail Steve
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2011 4:37PM
Oh not seen one of these before Steve
rather a cutie and well captured
CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
13 Aug 2011 4:42PM
What a cute critter, Steve, and very well captured. Carol
Great capture, never seen one of these, nice one!
gingerdelight Plus
10 298 11 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2011 5:29PM
How cute and what a great capture!
tomcat Plus
11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2011 5:38PM
He's a wee belter Steve
Well spotted & well taken
Good catch-light in the eye too

CaroleS Plus
6 425 3 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2011 6:33PM
What a strange little creature - new to me. Lovely image. Carole
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
13 Aug 2011 6:44PM
An interesting little critter-- looks a cross between a rat and a cat! LOL!
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
13 Aug 2011 7:23PM
Well spotted Steve. Dont know that I have ever seen anything quite like it.
13 Aug 2011 7:59PM
Superb shot, excellent detail and composition.

13 Aug 2011 8:26PM
What a great capture Steve, spot on.Smile
On the very cute list Steve, a stunning shot.
13 Aug 2011 8:50PM
Lovely shot, Steve. So cute! Good info too. Smile
13 Aug 2011 8:57PM
Wonderful shot...
franken Plus
14 4.1k 4 Wales
13 Aug 2011 9:12PM
Lovely capture here.

andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2011 9:15PM
great comp steve brilliant detail and tones a belter nice one Wink
13 Aug 2011 9:19PM
Fantastic detail and comp. interesting to learn about the Tree Shrew, Steve.
EAS Plus
7 1 13 Scotland
13 Aug 2011 10:19PM
Decidedly cute looking. Rather a nice comp to this image.

13 Aug 2011 10:22PM
wow what a cutieSmile, great capture Steve
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2011 10:46PM
dear little chap beautifully taken
goso Plus
10 2 1 Australia
14 Aug 2011 1:08AM
Top shot Steve - I've never seen one of these fella's before ...Bill
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
14 Aug 2011 2:16AM
Not seen by very many this unusual little fellow. What a superb capture, he's really quite cute............Sandy
What a great capture Steve - don't think I've seen one of these before !

14 Aug 2011 8:31AM

Quote:What a great capture Steve - don't think I've seen one of these before !


I quite agree - nor me
14 Aug 2011 12:02PM
Hi Steve this is a cracker, gray
Anna62 5 1 Australia
14 Aug 2011 1:04PM
terrific shot Steve..looks quite similar to our possums here. Well taken Smile
Mike_Young Plus
10 12 9 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2011 5:33PM
Lovely shot, love the branch/vine that its on as well
14 Aug 2011 7:41PM
Wonderful image Steve,good detail and comp mate Wink
14 Aug 2011 7:57PM
Brilliant shot Steve,great capture..Lin
Superb capture Steve, take it easy ,there is always tomorrowSmile
Great job!!!
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
14 Aug 2011 11:23PM
Very impressive wildlife capture.

TerryMcK Plus
8 71 2 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2011 7:54PM
Good work with this appealing picture, Steve.
16 Aug 2011 9:59PM
Never seen one either Steve but love the ears Wink
Cracking shot and a lovely informative write up,
SlowSong Plus
8 6.7k 29 England
19 Aug 2011 9:17AM
Aw, what a cute little fella. Lovely. Good info too.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
20 Aug 2011 2:37PM
I've never seen one of these before, Steve - beautifully captured with great eye and coat detail.
25 Aug 2011 10:56PM
Not seen one of these, thank you for a superbly sharp shot and factual information.

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