MOUSE DEER

December 29, 2009

Ever so often we get a glimpse of this very shy forest animal either darting across the farm either in the very early mornings or at dusk. Coming across them feasting on fallen fruits is quite common at night only if you are very quiet and are patient enough to wait for them to appear.

I think we have 2 species that visit The Kebun, and the one pictured is the lesser mouse deer and the other yet to be photographed the greater mouse deer.

2 Responses to “MOUSE DEER”

  1. Zaman Says:

    Hi Farmer Adrian,
    It’s exciting to sight wild animals (minus wild boars of course… heheh) visiting one’s farm.

    Saw a “super-confident” pelanduk crossing our path in one of FRIM’s jungle trek last week in broad daylight… awesome. Aren’t they suppose to be nocturnal?

    Happy New Yr to you & family. May you hv a great & wonderful yr ahead.

    Tks & BRgds / Zaman

  2. The Kebun Says:

    Hi Zaman,

    Yes, always fun. We have many other wildlife dropping by more so during the fruiting season. I have seem for myself a more rare visitor only this evening, the moonrat and on new years eve early morning saw a flying lemur!

    Yes, mouse deer are supposed to be nocturnal animals and the latest in have seen them around is at 7.30 am on a very rainy morning and earliest at 6.10 pm.

    Thanks for dropping by Zaman. Cheers, Farmer Adrian


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