Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Northern Flying Squirrel...

As some of you will remember, I photograph these fellows every summer at our camp. Summer just wouldn't be summer without their 'nightly' visit. These were all taken at approximately 11:00 P.M.


This is a description taken from wikipedia..
Description
"The nocturnal, arboreal rodents have thick light brown or cinnamon fur on their upper body. A furry membrane called a patagium extends between the front and rear leg and allows the animal to glide through the air. It's greyish on the flanks and whitish underneath. They have large eyes and a flat tail. They can also be identified by their long whiskers, common to nocturnal mammals. The adult northern flying squirrel measures from 25 to 37 cm long, and their weight can range from 110 to 230 grams."










3 comments:

  1. Nice captures! He's certainly enjoying your peanuts.

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  2. What a beautiful little creature! I've never seen one myself.

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  3. I have never seen one of these either. Great shots though!

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