Laid Back Lemur? Yeah Right!

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    This Red Ruffed Lemur looks like he was all kicked back chillin out, but it's like an optical illusion. In reality he was a spaz attack, flipping and jumping all around like he was fighting some invisible ninja lemur rival. The other Red Ruffed was perching on a branch with her back to me watching his free for all 1-on-none battle too. (I say he & she, but I may have them mixed up). I was just plain lucky to get this shot, he must have paused for a millisecond as I snapped the shutter.

    Red ruffed lemurs lack extensive digit coordination, so they groom themselves and each other with their teeth. Six bottom teeth form what is called the toothcomb, and a specialized claw on the second toes of their hind feet is used to brush their long, fluffy coat.

    MD_MC, Camelot5, Lifted Spirit, and 1 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. c.chamberland 44 months ago | reply

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    2. golli43 44 months ago | reply

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    3. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 44 months ago | reply

      Wow... Fantastic shot

    4. Light ᶤˢ ᵒᶠᶠ [deleted] 44 months ago | reply

      Charming colors - nice portrait!
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    5. PatT&5 44 months ago | reply

      How fun to get this shot.

    6. chrisieh [deleted] 44 months ago | reply

      Wow....the lemur's eye is set off by the background color and the black face. It has that crazed look!!!

    7. *Lynne 44 months ago | reply

      Love their eyes--I want a lemur!

    8. Expressions by Christine 44 months ago | reply

      I tried to use my toothcomb on my boyfriend's back, but he was having none of it. *sigh*
      Cute shot. :o)

    9. Camelot5 44 months ago | reply

      outtasite G! Great capture of this cute little creature!!

      Thanks, I've never seen one!!!

    10. " paolo ammannati " 44 months ago | reply

      Beautiful my friend.

    11. Lifted Spirit 44 months ago | reply

      Oh, I love these guys!
      Had a couple of crawling all over me once....
      Their paws are softer than the most buttery expensive leather you have ever felt!
      Nice shot!

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