Common treeshrew



A treeshrew has recently taken up residence in our garden. He emerges from the bushes in the quiet of the morning and vigorously forages in the lawn for seeds or insects, using his long snout very effectively. He is unaware that I am watching him from behind the window of my writing room. When I first saw him, I thought it was a once-off but now I see him almost daily and have become so fond of him I feel I should give him a name! Suggestions are welcome. My thrill at seeing animals in our neighbourhood has not diminished in the year that we have been here. Perhaps that’s because, as a Kiwi, I am unused to seeing anything apart from birds in the garden or maybe it’s because I lack a serious occupation!

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