Friends in my garden- 60

Indian palm squirrel

Indian palm squirrel (Funambulus palmarum) is known for the distinctive three stripes across its back, much similar to that in Chipmunks, a smaller variety of squirrels seen in N. America.
There is a legend related to the stripes seen on this squirrel. Though it is a well-known legend in India, here it is in brief.
According to this Mythological legend, the squirrel helped Lord Rama to collect sand and build bridge to reach Lanka, the Kingdom of Ravana, where Sita was in captivity. Lord Rama stroked squirrel’s back to show his appreciation and three stripes, marks of his fingers, appeared on its back.
I have two more posts on Indian palm squirrel. Please check out here- Post1 Post2.
This adorable critter decided to have lunch on my backyard wall. Looked like the rice I had placed was tast
y.
Observe the expressions!

Wow…lunch!
Let me taste it…
It’s tasty!
No…I won’t share with you

31 thoughts on “Friends in my garden- 60

  1. A very sweet set of photographs! I was amused to watch a grey squirrel running up and down the fence in my own garden as he collected nuts for winter. (We get ordinary grey squirrels here, but I hadn’t seen one for ages.)

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