kahn, meet halftail; halftail, this is kahn. hadn't seen halftail around in a while. thought the neighborhood cats must have gotten the rest of him. but while gardening yesterday i look up and there he is in my face, about three feet away on the hawaiian fern tree, right near the coconut palm. so of course i went to get him his walnuts and then he follows me around for the rest of the afternoon while i yell at him to leave me alone and go be a squirrel.
today i hear him squawking at something in a neighbor's yard, i'm guessing cat. he's up in the palm tree. i have found my culprit. it was halftail all along. no wonder he hasn't been bugging me for nuts, he's discovered the coconuts.
got pics of him. fascinating. he opens them up from the bottom so that the milk drains out, makes the whole big enough for himself and then actually goes inside the coconut while it is in the tree and eats the coconut meat from inside. i had a whole batch up there and he's only left about three for me. greedy little squirrel, and after i gave him all those walnuts.
here's halftail on a palm frond
here he is having dinner
and here's halftails past meals
oh, and while i was shooting pics, here's gladys who likes to hang out by the fishtail palm.