Saturday, July 26, 2008

Photo Hunt "Hanging"

With its huge eyes, long tail, hands and feet- the Philippine tarsier, (Tarsius syrichta) is a very peculiar small animal. In fact, it is one of the smallest known primates, no larger than an adult men's hand. Mostly active at night, it lives on a diet of insects. Folk traditions sometimes has it that tarsiers eat charcoal, but actually they retrieve the insects from (sometimes burned) wood. Did you know that we travelled 3 hours just to see these primates? How fun,lol!
Well, that's another tarsier hanging on a coconut tree. Maybe trying her extinct monkey skills? You judge, LOL!

Shawie

17 Grateful Heart's Words:

philos said...

Hehe... I hope to see some of those tarsier myself soon

Kim said...

I really like your post I will have to show it to my little gir she loves looking at new animals! kim

Baker Watson said...

I've seen pictures of these before but never seen one in person. They are so cool. They look like the kind of animal you would like to have as a pet, lol, with those big eyes and all.

Thanks for sharing the photo's.

(And you are never going to get the coconuts until you learn to climb a little higher.)

kaycee said...

Wow, tarsiers! Will go to Bohol to see them in December!
Thanks for sharing & have a nice weekend =D

Hootin' Anni said...

Tarsiers...I learned something today. They're really cute. And the one on the coconut tree? Well now...we all know just how cute she is!!

Mine's posted, hop on over if you can find time! Have a super weekend.

Steven and Aisha said...

Nice shot! The Tarsier is such and interesting animal. The one on the coconut tree is the most beautiful :D

genny said...

You are cute in that coconut tree and you and your hubby also. Happy weekend and hunting too.

Lynn said...

That was funny, another tarsier hanging on. :D

Sandy said...

Great photos--good job

Suzanne said...

Fun photos and a very cool animal!

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

What a cute little thing!

My PH photo is here . . .

http://3garnetsn2sapphires.blogspot.com/2008/07/photohunt-hanging.html

Hope you'll come to enter in my giveaway that starts on Sunday too!

♥tnchick♥ said...

Those tarsiers are too cute. I'd love to see them. The 2nd photo is nice, too - beautiful place.

dianne - bunny trails said...

What a very cute shot! How fun.

Mine is here.

bintang4 said...

OMG!! Photo one and two are look exactly the same..lol

mimi11460 said...

Its you hanging on that tree.Am I right?

Annie said...

Love those photos! Great choices for this theme.

cating said...

bojol!!!:D great shots