Flying Squirrel! - VeggieBoards
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 Old 06-16-2005, 09:15 AM
Veggie Regular
 
dk_art's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,664
Last week I was sitting on my chair on my balcony at like 2am and this 'thing' comes swooping in and lands on the outside of a wooden post to the balcony. I didn't see what it was after that as I figure I was seen and whatever it was didn't jump onto the feeder from there.



Well anyway, last night I looked out my window at around 3am and there was this 'thing' that looked like a squirrel but the eyes were kindof scary ... darker and bigger. Even though my room was dark I was seen so the 'squirrel' climbed off the feeder and onto the balcony structure and then "zoooooom" ... s/he just "flew" across to the trees.



It was a really cool thing to see as I didn't know there were any flying squirrels around here.



Perhaps it was this kind;



http://www.speciesatrisk.gc.ca/searc...?SpeciesID=168



Perhaps it was another type but I might try to get some photos as it may be a rare species and I could report the sighting to;



http://www.snbra.ca/squirrelposter.htm





Hmmm, it's probably the larger northern flying squirrel.
dk_art is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 06-16-2005, 11:16 AM
Veggie Regular
 
carnelian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,965
Very cool. I hope you can get a pic sometime, as I'd love to see what you might be able come up with. Flying or not, I love squirrels!
carnelian is offline  
#3 Old 06-17-2005, 12:32 AM
Veggie Regular
 
rainbow_clouds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,579
My cousin keeps one as a pet.
rainbow_clouds is offline  
#4 Old 06-17-2005, 01:20 AM
Veggie Regular
 
dk_art's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,664
"My cousin keeps one as a pet"

--------------------

really? was that one that was wild once ?





well around 3:30 am I saw one again. It was way to dark to get a pic or movie. This was definately a flying squirrle. That is so cool :-D . I think he saw me , quickly climbed the wood balcony support post and jumped adn glided into the trees again.





Oh well time for bed.
dk_art is offline  
#5 Old 06-17-2005, 02:02 AM
Veggie Regular
 
JLRodgers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,819
Maybe it was a bat *shrug*
JLRodgers is offline  
#6 Old 06-17-2005, 08:41 AM
Veggie Regular
 
LadyFaile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 7,691
aww flying squirrels are great

i've never seen one wild but i've seen them in captivity, they're so cool

I'm singin' here to get rid of fear
Hope it disappears right here with the rain
But I know life is pain, not like a fairytale
Meaningless to pray, so just goin' on my way
~Miyavi "Torture"
LadyFaile is offline  
#7 Old 06-17-2005, 10:21 AM
Newbie
 
GhostUser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 0
That is SO cool! I love seeing wild animals do their thing (unless, of course, their thing includes eating ME).







The Rev
GhostUser is offline  
#8 Old 06-17-2005, 12:09 PM
Veggie Regular
 
rainbow_clouds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,579
Quote:
Originally Posted by dk_art View Post


really? was that one that was wild once ?



I'm not sure where she got it from. It's a cute little sweetie though.
rainbow_clouds is offline  
#9 Old 06-19-2005, 12:12 AM
Veggie Regular
 
dk_art's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,664
Well I staked out the bird feeder with my webcam on the window ledge for several nights with the webcam and finally got a good clip of the little guy (or girl)!





http://www.dkingdesign.com/movies/20...rrel1_0002.wmv





It's less than a megabyte in size so won't take too long to download.. This was at 2:50am but s/he was there at around 11pm too.



Anyway , perhaps in the video it looks like a blob jumping but I saw it glide down and land on a tree (I'm 3 stories up).



This is so cool!
dk_art is offline  
#10 Old 06-19-2005, 12:42 AM
Veggie Regular
 
carnelian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,965
Awesome, dk!
carnelian is offline  
#11 Old 06-19-2005, 09:11 PM
cyk
Veggie Regular
 
cyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 427
That was Awesome!
cyk is offline  
#12 Old 06-20-2005, 01:40 PM
Veggie Regular
 
dk_art's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,664
thanks ...i know the movie isn't too great but not too bad for a webcam in pretty dark conditions ;-)



Seeing the little furry flyer (ok glider) was amazing! I had always thought flying squirrels were out west or something.
dk_art is offline  
#13 Old 06-22-2005, 11:24 PM
Veggie Regular
 
rainbow_clouds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,579
Thanks for the video!
rainbow_clouds is offline  
#14 Old 06-22-2005, 11:47 PM
Veggie Regular
 
LadyFaile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 7,691
cool

nice move from the feeder to the post there

I'm singin' here to get rid of fear
Hope it disappears right here with the rain
But I know life is pain, not like a fairytale
Meaningless to pray, so just goin' on my way
~Miyavi "Torture"
LadyFaile is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the VeggieBoards forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off