These gorgeous little fellows are just about everywhere in Bali. They are very curios and can be quite friendly, even touchable at times. They are not known to carry the Rabies virus (which is good to know) They are very quick and can be hard to get a good photo of, if you don’t have the patients.
The Plantain Squirrel is extremely adaptable, occurring in a wide range of habitats including secondary and coastal forest, mangrove, plantations, parklands and semi-urban areas. Diurnal in habits it feeds mainly on fruits, especially those planted by man such as Rambutan and Jackfruit, however it will also eat insects such as ants.
It is easily identified by the two cream and black stripes on the sides, the orange belly, and the lack of a pale spot behind the ear. The upper side is brown. As with most other Callosciurus species, the nest consists of a spherical arrangement of twigs and leaves, lined with fur and with a round entrance hole. This can be located from around 5 metres above the ground to much greater heights where the canopy allows.
The species ranges from Southern Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia to Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok and Borneo. In Singapore it is abundant and has adapted well to urbanization. Six subspecies are recognised.
The Indiana Tea House is one of my favorite restaurants in Perth, not only for it’s wonderful food, service & décor, but the view over Cottesloe Beach is spectacular.
Indiana takes its name from “The Indiana Tea House”, a humble ice cream parlour built in 1910. Originally a pit stop for the playground that was Cottesloe Beach, “The Indiana Tea House” served folk dressed in modest bathing suits, caps and trunks from a small shack-like composite. In the 1920’s the venue and its expansive lawns played host to couples dancing cheek to cheek.
More recently Indiana was redeveloped in 1996 to the building we know today. Operating as a restaurant from this time onwards, the architect has created an amazing building that seems to rise effortlessly from the snow-white beach sand.
Today, Indiana forms a part of Chris Taylor’s ‘family’ of four landmark restaurant and function facilities. With all establishments boasting spectacular locations, Indiana is the only coastal property of the group. Unique in its own way, Indiana is a multipurpose venue. As a relaxed beach bistro or a beautiful exclusive function facility, Indiana is one of Perth’s premier restaurant caterers.
One of my cat’s brought this guy inside last night. It was very much alive, just scared. I have no idea what it is. I’ve looked up hundreds of Bug’s, Insect’s, Flying things, Moths, Flies even Beatles but have still found nothing the same as this guy. (3cm long x about 1cm wide, not including his wings)
We took him outside, so that he could fly away and not be tormented by the cat.