Here is the third and final part of my blog on unusual and overlooked animals in Hong Kong,taken from postings in the Facebook group `Hong Kong Was,Is and Forever Will Be my Home!`during February 2017.
Clements reported a big bat over Cheung Chau in 1991 as a typhoon approached.A
couple of typhoons passed over or near Hong Kong that year.Some people
identified it as a frigate bird. A similar large "bat" or large eagle was seen
at Tai Au Chau, part of the Soko Islands, a few months later also prior to
Joan Summers saw a massive porcupine near Stanley Terrace
sometime in the 1960s. Now interestingly I have come across other reports of
very large porcupines
on Hong Kong Island.By "massive" Joan meant half the
size of her chow-alsation cross.Vicky Henderson saw a huge porcupine on Mt
Eric Walters saw an axis deer (which are not officially
part of Hong Kong`s fauna) on Middle Gap Rd.
Another puzzle are the tiny
black or dark brown squirrels seen by Carol Blandford at Hebe Haven on the
southern shore of the Sai Kung Peninsula in the early
`80s.which were darker
than the dark brown Pallas squirrel which is native to Hong Kong and smaller
than the red squirrel of Britain.