PESO: Tree Dassie

Bob W-PDML pdml at web-options.com
Thu Jan 10 09:37:50 EST 2019


Nice. They are closely related to elephants, apparently.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: PDML <pdml-bounces at pdml.net> On Behalf Of Alan C
> Sent: 10 January 2019 13:34
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> Subject: PESO: Tree Dassie
> 
> A Tree Dassie   (Dendrohyrax arboreus) on my garden wall. It was living in the
> garage but I've now blocked access (made a hell of a mess too).
> Tree Dassies are nocturnal, herbivorous & solitary, quite the opposite to the
> communal Rock Dassies found on kopjies. At first I couldn't get close but now
> can approach to about 5m. Apparently they have become garden pests in
> Johannesburg with somethin of a population explosion.
> 
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/wisselstroom/39723814793/
> 
> K5 & HD 55-300 in deep shade.
> 
> Alan C



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