PESO: Tree Dassie

Bob W-PDML pdml at
Thu Jan 10 09:37:50 EST 2019

Nice. They are closely related to elephants, apparently.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: PDML <pdml-bounces at> 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.
> K5 & HD 55-300 in deep shade.
> Alan C

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