Thursday, January 5, 2012

Rare Roadkill

Malay Civet or Tangalung (Viverra tangalunga), nocturnal, occurs in forests and cultivated areas adjacent thereto. It is also reported to come to forest camps at night to feed on food scraps.


I once saw one walking on a road next to an oil palm plantation, I mistook it as a dog and missed the chance to get a photo of this species. I have seen another one during night safari in Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Too bad I have not had a good picture of this species yet.


We discovered this fine specimen one morning on our way to photograph birds, it was sad to see this beautiful animal lying lifeless on the tarmac. 

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