Wednesday, November 25, 2015

An Encounter With an Elusive Animal

Not a fish this time. Because we got out of school early today a friend , my brother and I went for a hike in a fairly remote piece of woods with very few major trails running through it. Bright colors were worn to avoid being mistaken for prey by the hunters that are active this time of year. There are brook trout in some streams in these woods, and although I had my 3 wgt. It only got a few casts and I did not catch anything. But we were very lucky people. We got to witness something that very few people ever see. Ever.

Glaucomys sabrinus. The Northern flying squirrel. I've seen them in captivity, I know people who have found them in their attics, but it is extraordinarily rare to spot one of these nocturnal animals in the wild. Not only did this recluse show itself in the daylight, it hung around while we were very close to it, letting us photograph it. What a marvelous creature!




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  1. That's awesome! It's always been a life goal for me to see one of those...I'm glad you got the chance to! They are pretty unique creatures. I'm glad he was out in the daylight for you.

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    1. Thanks!
      Good luck to you in that goal!

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  2. That's really cool! I have never seen one myself and didn't realized that flying squirrels were indigenous to New England

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    1. Thank you!
      They are common, but rarely seen.

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  3. Wonderful ! An event you guys will never forget. Thanks for sharing the pix, and Happy Thanksgiving.
    - G.

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    1. Thank you,
      Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

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  4. Awesome Stuff Rowan!!! It is good to see you guys enjoying the great out of doors. Cool Pics!!! Thanks .

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  5. Was Bullwinkle around also? Very cool. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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    1. Thanks,
      I've always wanted to see a wild moose...

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