I finally managed to photograph the Guianan Squirrel. Patience does pay off!
These pictures were taken on March 9, 2016 during a brief hike at the River Cabin. I was accompanied by one of our guides, Keiran, and with his 'hawk' eyes the Guianan Squirrel was 'discovered'.
Right above us between the dense vegetation we spotted something brown hidden right behind a branch. After patiently waiting for a couple of minutes it revealed itself to us, like it felt sorry that we had to wait with the possibility of straining our neck too.
What a beauty! It was eating something that looked like a nut. It is known that the Guianan Squirrel is an active and agile small rodent. I have seen the Guianan Squirrel a couple of times during a jungle hike but never before was I able to photograph it … until now.
The Guianan Squirrel (Scuirus aestuans) is locally known as Surinaamse Eekhoorn or Redo Bonboni. A widespread and common little fellow, but easily overseen.