Updates from Professionals

  • Litcaf - Remilekun Falade

    Remilekun Falade 2 months ago

    Hello everyone. We are on to LitCaf. The very big one.

  • Litcaf - Adedamola Abraham

    Adedamola Abraham 2 months ago

    Kids should not be encouraged to dump the sciences for anything. That is not hoe to grow an economy.

  • Litcaf - Temitope Jeremiah

    Temitope Jeremiah 2 months ago

    What caption for this? Surely a great shot.

  • Litcaf - Temitope Jeremiah

    Temitope Jeremiah 3 months ago

    This is how we do it. Happiness at work..Come try LitCaf

  • Litcaf - Temitope Jeremiah

    Temitope Jeremiah 4 months ago

    What we do at #LitCaf #Coworking

  • Litcaf - Temitope Jeremiah

    Temitope Jeremiah 5 months ago

    Not all about tech. Our use base is diverse array of gentle men and ladies. #LitCaf is where you want to be. #Coworking #Yaba #Lagos

  • Litcaf - Tope

    Tope 5 months ago

    Lets do this together, Otondo friends.

  • Litcaf - Temitope Jeremiah

    Temitope Jeremiah 5 months ago

    Dictionary definition of freelancer. How well do you agree with that?

  • Litcaf - Lovey Dovey

    Lovey Dovey 5 months ago

    Hello Everyone. Happy to be here on LitCaf

  • Litcaf - Apoola

    Apoola 5 months ago

    Idealized Biafra. Nothing shameful about that.

  • Litcaf - Temitope Jeremiah

    Temitope Jeremiah 5 months ago

    Good morning everyone. Wake up with a newer determination to achieve your objective.

  • Litcaf - Tope Apoola

    Tope Apoola 5 months ago

    Still testing. One long test.

  • Litcaf - Apoola

    Apoola 5 months ago

    We got books to lend.

  • Litcaf -

    6 months ago

    Memory lane...Ken Saro Wiwa

  • Litcaf - Temitope Jeremiah

    Temitope Jeremiah 6 months ago

    One innovation of ours.

  • Litcaf - Temitope Jeremiah

    Temitope Jeremiah 6 months ago

    May7ven was born in May 7. I thought that was obvious. However, that isn\'t what we are talking about now. Do you know that this website actually does not allow copy and paste because of its care about aesthetics?

  • Litcaf - Tope Apoola

    Tope Apoola 7 months ago

    Me..Me..Me

  • Litcaf - MI Apoola

    MI Apoola 7 months ago

    We research and present needed data to help with forecast, survey, and decision making. SND MiniMax Consultancy.

  • Litcaf - MI Apoola

    MI Apoola 7 months ago

    Hello everyone. I like to introduce SND MiniMax Consultancy. We are involved in data collection and human capacity building.

  • Litcaf -

    7 months ago

    Hello, LitCaf. Seems very exciting, what\'s coming down here. Meanwhile, making a shout-out to best gal, May7.

Striped Ground Squirrel

Xerus erythropus
Striped Ground Squirrel (Xerus erythropus) © Warren Photographic

Striped Ground Squirrel, Xerus erythropus, is a species of terrestrial squirrels, distributed throughout the semi-arid regions of Africa, a rodent in the Sciuridae family, distinct by its coarse pelage and having conspicuous white side-stripe on each flank. They are found primarily in dry open woodlands where their fur is frequently tinted in the color of the soil in which the animal is found, and also in Sudanic Savannas between the Sahara and the tropical forests. Although abundant in much of sub Saharan Africa, the Nigerian subspecies, X. e. chadensis is threatened.

The Striped ground squirrel is usually found singly or in pairs and they show brief greeting gesture by nose-to-nose sniffing. In this terrestrial and nocturnal animal, claws are present, long and slightly curved, but climbing trees is nearly impossible. During the heat of the day, Striped Ground Squirrel move into areas of shade, or shelter in their burrows which consists of a central chamber and about three entrance tunnels. The African striped ground squirrel has been found to constitute a serious pest to maize seed at the planting stage. It is susceptible to rabies street virus and the clinical signs do not differ markedly from those of other mammalian hosts. The people of Northern Nigeria firmly believe that a fatal madness follows the bite of the ground squirrel in 1-6 months.

Gestation period of 71 days ends in the production of a litter of 4 young squirrels, many of who is weaned by 53 days and attain sexual maturity in one year. Human disruption of habitats may limit the lifespan, which averages 2 years in the wild.