Whilst going through my photos from a 2015 trip to Vietnam I came across this (admittedly not very good) photo of a squirrel in the Botanical Gardens behind Ho Chi Minh’s house in Hanoi. It was quite a bit larger than any squirrels I have seen in the United Kingdom or Europe, with a long and bushy red tail. I believe that it might have been a Black Giant Squirrel although its tail was more red than I would have expected that to be. Perhaps therefore it was a Finlayson’s Squirrel but I could not see the white belly. If anybody has any helpful input in identifying it, I’d be grateful to hear their thoughts via the comments form below.