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    My only contribution to this thread is the amusement I have had by asking any Thai to pronounce the word “squirrel”

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    It passes the time.

    Try 'crisps' next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    asking any Thai to pronounce the word “squirrel”

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Try 'crisps' next time.
    Is this whilst your Penis is lodged in their throat?

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    ^ You're alive!

    Pretty damning evidence tonight...



    I spent some time wondering whether to do the right thing and shoo it away, but decided to try and get a decent photo instead. I'm not particularly fond of jack fruit anyway.



    I really can't see this chap surviving long... as the saying goes, he has to be lucky every time, the five dogs only have to be lucky once.

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    Get a pellet rifle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I spent some time wondering whether to do the right thing and shoo it away, but decided to try and get a decent photo instead. I'm not particularly fond of jack fruit anyway.


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    The squirrels around my house in Chiang Mai look a lot different than the squirrels at Mendip’s place. The ones around my place look like the creature on kid’s movie Ice Age that chases the acorn around.

    I finally got around to looking them up and found they are not squirrels at all. They are northern treeshrews.

    Those damn squirrels!-f3ff4dec-9858-4599-a984-9ad6c79e006a-jpeg

    How stupid I feel not knowing these weren’t squirrels.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Those damn squirrels!-f3ff4dec-9858-4599-a984-9ad6c79e006a-jpeg  

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    ^ That's a cute little thing misskit.

    Our guy did a recce to the front garden mango trees today... I saw him running back but he's skating on thin ice...


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    Cute little guy, what did you name him?

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    Ducky!

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    Geat name, your wife is gonna be pissed.

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    'Squirrel at Sunrise!'



    I saw this guy about 200 metres from our house during the dog walk the other morning. They use the overhead cables as runways in the sky and cover great distances going between gardens and raiding the fruit trees. I like to see them but with another bumper mango crop developing this year the squirrels are going to have a field day. They seem to just take a few mouthfuls out of a mango before throwing it on the ground for my wife to find and moving on to the next. It drives her berserk.

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    My only contribution to this thread is the amusement I have had by asking any Thai to pronounce the word “squirrel” Iceman123. I do much the same with my wife. I start talking about my grandson whose name is 'Maverick'. I just asked the wife to say squirrel and she called it กระรอก after seeing a pix. Sounds like 'star lock' when she says it. Squirrel was a non-starter despite my requests!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy John View Post
    the amusement I have had by asking any Thai to pronounce the word “squirrel” . I do much the same with my wife.
    Does it make you feel big?How does your wife feel about your disrepect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Does it make you feel big?How does your wife feel about your disrepect?
    Well boofhead, we have a laugh, just the same as when I cannot say Thai words the right way.

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    White ones are more common around here, Non Suwan, than the common greys.



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    The wife not eaten one of these squirrels yet?

    Was having a joke with my wife the other day about wildlife and how the Thai eat all theres. She doesn't get feeding wild birds and gave a catapult signal.

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    ^ Is the 'catapult signal' two fingers? I've had that one a few times before!

    I can only think that squirrels must taste pretty awful. My wife eats some pretty disturbing stuff but has never mentioned eating one of our squirrels. I can't imagine they'd taste a lot different to rabbit? These squirrels must be dicing with death now so maybe squirrel pie will be on the menu in the near future.

    I had a walk around the garden first thing this morning and found this white stain on the ground... which only means one thing.

    Yep, one of the wife's jackfruit is leaking.



    That damn squirrel had nailed another in the night... there's not many left on this tree now but we have a bumper crop of mangoes developing so I guess he'll soon turn his attention to them once they're ripe enough.


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    Try some rat poison mixed with banana

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    get one of these - trail / wildlife camera

    and maybe a 10 meter waterproof USB endoscope you can connect to your phone and stick in your pond

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    White ones are more common around here, Non Suwan, than the common greys.
    A couple of places I lived around Nakhon Phanom and Udon Thani the squirrels were mostly off-white. They didn't seem uncommon.

    Here in Nongbua I see fewer squirrels and they are more grey above and beige below. Finlayson's Squirrel aka Variable Squirrel, which is suggestive. According to Wiki:

    The pelage colour in this species is extremely variable and the subspecies are often defined by this feature.

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    This bit from Wiki is just for Mendip and his mangoes:

    Field evidence suggests that it has the usual form of dichromatic mammalian color vision, which may enable it to discriminate ripe from unripe fruits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    The wife not eaten one of these squirrels yet?

    Was having a joke with my wife the other day about wildlife and how the Thai eat all theres. She doesn't get feeding wild birds and gave a catapult signal.
    Wait till she does the '(your) sausage/chop chop/duck' signal

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