Animals Living in AV Forests

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The following Animals have been seen by Aurovilians

This list was created after a discussion of what wild life people have seen.


Animal Where seen When Comments/Information
Bandicoots



Big Cats near Aurogreen mid December 2008 A small leopard-like creature, spots, ponted ears
Chameleons


Civet Cats

If we would have not so much stray dogs we had much more 
animals - there are some rabbits,warran,civic cat,sometimes monkey visiting. 
Deer Pichandikulam bridge Nov '07, 6.30pm Are stags deer? Then AV has deer. 

"Hirsch = stag 
Deer = das Reh, der Hirsch"  of course, i have seen a spotted Reh, twice; 
I saw a deer by the Pichandikulam bridge a year ago around 6.30pm ... and i have heard about a Panther around Forcomers .. it seems a guest and an Aurovilian had seen it on two different occasions .... "There used to be deer once upon a time in Utility, when I was staying there. There were only a couple, but one of them was aggressive and used to sneak up and attack you, usually from behind, when walking by yourself through the community. Left you with a bruise!"
Geckos


Jackals Utility canyon
Since many years
We hear them at night. It sets the dogs howling.
Mice


Monitors (udumbuwarran?) Certitude
Utility
mid-November '08
2009
By warran, do you mean monitor lizard (Varanus bengalensis)? I have never heard that term before... In Tamil it is called 'udumbu'
Hi priya, he never told me his name,he runs very fast like a crocodile,likes also to sleep lazy in the sun and here I found 
Varanus indicus rouxi (Indian Monitor Lizard -German : Waran. 
In the past six months (April-October 09), we have noticed 2 baby monitor lizards in the community. One large monitor was glimpsed on our walk to the canyon. He ran very fast, thankfully our dog couldn't catch it.
Monkeys


Peacocks/peahens


Porcupines Pitchandikulam Aug '07, 7pm Crossing main tar road.  Medium size, long quills.
Rats



Snakes


See also