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Internet Erupts After Incredible Pictures Of Giant Multi-Coloured Squirrels Emerge

Internet Erupts After Incredible Pictures Of Giant Multi-Coloured Squirrels Emerge

These striking, giant squirrels with their brightly-coloured fur coats look absolutely nuts - geddit?

The radiant rodents and their three-tone coats put their grey and red UK cousins firmly into the shade.

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Look at this little fella. Credit: SWNS
Look at this little fella. Credit: SWNS

The Malabar Giant squirrel - double the size of its grey relatives and measuring up to 36 inches from head to tail - lives deep in the forests of India, so if you're wondering if you can get one for your office, chances are it might take a while to acclimatise.

The athletic animals can leap an incredible 20 feet between trees, which really puts it into perspective when you consider how self-satisfied you feel when managing to jump over a really big puddle.

Photographer Kaushik Vijayan, 39, snapped the animals in their native habit to produce these stunning images.

Photographer Kaushik Vijayan. Credit: SWNS
Photographer Kaushik Vijayan. Credit: SWNS
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The squirrels measure up to 36 inches but can jump 20 foot. Credit: SWNS
The squirrels measure up to 36 inches but can jump 20 foot. Credit: SWNS

Kaushik, from Kerala State, India, said: "The response I see from the people on social media when I post a picture of the giant squirrels fuels my enthusiasm to go out there.

"It was when I shared some of the photographs on social media [that] many of my friends and followers came to know about the Malabar Giant Squirrel and they were all amazed by its appearance.

"Up until that point I had never heard about a squirrel like that or seen one. The sight was an absolute feast for my eyes.

Just look at the little guy. Credit: SWNS
Just look at the little guy. Credit: SWNS

"The squirrels fascinated me and I got excited to capture this beauty on my camera."

The amateur wildlife photographer, who works in finance in Saudi Arabia and has over 20,000 followers on Instagram has attracted thousands of likes and comments with the amazing pictures.

This squirrel is the cutest thing we've seen since Chris Hemsworth posted a video of himself with an adorable little quokka.

Along with his wife, Elsa Pataky, the Avengers star had been enjoying some downtime on Rottnest Island, Australia.

Chris, 35, posted some selfies to Instagram featuring Elsa and the amazing quokka, much to the delight of fans around the world.

But things got even cuter when he fed the herbivorous marsupial some sort of leafy green thing straight from his own mouth.

Just look how cute it is (the quokka). Credit: Instagram/chrishemsworth
Just look how cute it is (the quokka). Credit: Instagram/chrishemsworth

Posting the video to his 25.5 million followers, he wrote: "Spent 3 weeks crawling around the dirt, studying the Quokkas movements, mimicking their language and eventually gained their trust and was accepted as one of them, I now go by the name Quokkachris." Got a ring to it, that has.

And we can't help but notice that the little quokka looks pretty chuffed with itself. It's probably the only one of its kind to have a selfie with Thor.

Anyway, what do you think are the chances of a quokka and a squirrel getting along? More importantly, can they be homed in a brightly lit, usually warm office or what?

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: News, Entertainment, Animals

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]

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