Because of the overly-fecund nangka, we’ve been getting a lot of visits from our friendly neighbourhood musang. You can just about see him there, crouching over and tugging at a half-rotten fruit.
There was a smaller musang tagging along — perhaps an anak musang. Nice to see that the jackfruit tree is letting our wildlife raise families.
When I approached they ran up the tree. Here is anak musang, staring into the camera flash:
And here’s Pingu, oblivious to my excitement, licking up the last bits of his wet tuna dinner:
Encounters with fauna continue at Lot 1699.
Couple of weeks ago, we found the cats ganging up on a snake in the shed. Damn murderers were lucky it was a harmless tree snake. Nanti bagi lu black cobra baru tau!
I’m not big on snakes (in fact I’ve been dreading finding one in the house), but look! It is very pretty.
It had this amazing subtle metallic gold-green sheen, like eyeshadow. (I’m on a make-up kick at the moment)
Glad we rescued her in time. So long and slim she is.
Just stay out of the house, snake! It’s all I ask.
We have very interesting fauna at Lot1699.
The Musang King is a regular visitor. I think he’s found a permanent food source from the nangka tree in our front yard - which JUST WON’T STOP FRUITING. Everyday I look up at that tree in despair and implore it to STOP BREEDING. The universe cannot deal with so much jackfruit. People would be farting all the time. Not to mention harvesting nangka is a godawful sappy mess.
Yesterday we caught the Musang King on our front porch!
Look at his tail. He is HANDSOME.
Perhaps our missing Prospero ran off with the Musang King to start a new species of super cute musang-cat. I hope so. I hope they have a torrid love affair with alot of adventure and hot interspecies sex. Anyway I miss her so much.
We joke about training the Musang King to eat coffee plants and then produce Kopi Luwak. We could be sitting on a gold mine! For now, I’m just glad he’s around and cleaning up the nangka.