|Tree Squirrel (Boomeekhoring - Paraxerus cepapi) in the Magaliesberg|
The other mammal I photographed in the Magaliesberg is the Tree Squirrel. The above picture was taken with my handheld camera, but the camera traps saw plenty of action as well.
|Planning on making a sandwich?|
As mentioned in the previous post the bread seemed to be the most popular item on the menu but the squirrels also enjoyed the sunflower seeds and fruit. On a normal day these guys eat a wide variety of plant material and insects.
|Enjoying some ever popular Sunflower seeds|
They didn't seem to mind the cameras much. They are also quite tame around the house and I managed to get some good photographs by just sitting about 4 steps away from them.
|Some Bananas were much appreciated as well|
Although these are Tree Squirrels, they still spend a lot of time on the ground looking for food and moving between trees. They prefer woodlands but are absent from true forests.
|There must be some more seed around here somewhere...|
These little squirrels are much smaller than the alien Eastern Gray Squirrel found in the south around Cape Town. You can see some previous posts about them over here.
|The classic squirrel pose|
Next time I'll wrap things up at the Magaliesberg with a couple of images showing the birds that payed the cameras a visit.
|Late afternoon at the Magaliesberg mountains|