Animals Living in AV Forests
The following Animals have been seen by Aurovilians
This list was created after a discussion of what wild life people have seen.
|Big Cats||near Aurogreen||mid December 2008||A small leopard-like creature, spots, ponted ears|
|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!"
||Since many years
||We hear them at night. It sets the dogs howling.|
|Monitors (udumbu, warran?)||Certitude
|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.
|Porcupines||Pitchandikulam||Aug '07, 7pm||Crossing main tar road. Medium size, long quills.|