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Fat Tailed Dwarf Lemur | by SrDP
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Fat Tailed Dwarf Lemur

This was the highlight of our trip! This was the most difficult picture to capture, so it is my favorite. (It is a lot brighter in real life--flickr tends to darken images.) This is a Fat Tailed Dwarf Lemur. We hiked around for hours (getting attacked by mosquitoes and mangrove crabs) and watched many mouse lemurs jumping from the trees. They make beautiful little chirping noises. I didn't think I would get a photograph of one because most of them jumped away when they saw us approaching. Not this little bugger! (S)he just sat there and stared at us. Look at the tiny hands!

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Taken on February 1, 2007