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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Flying squirrel in action

I have spent so much time on this darn video that I have to keep the text short here. Earlier this month I blogged about a camera set I have in the back yard specifically for squirrels (read the original post here ). The Cuddeback Attack is pointed up a black walnut tree in our backyard and has produced slim results... until now. Last week brought an increase in gray squirrel activity on this tree and a new camera trap species for our property: flying squirrel! Check out the video. Nothing super special, but my first video of flying squirrel. Having on my home court is even sweeter.

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  1. What do you reckon is in that flyers mouth?! Suuuuper cool! What species ya think are on the JVN Estate?

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    1. I am not sure if I have northern or southern (or both) to be honest. I SHOULD know... I think the squirrel had a walnut. We have hickories as well so that is also an option although there are some smallish walnuts laying around back there.

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    2. Set up a little fan, so that their fur gets blown, and you can see the undercoat.

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  2. Nice, man!!

    I've never cam-trapped a flying squirrel either. I've read on some of the "trail camera" forums out there, that folks get them in the fall/winter on old carcasses in front of their cams (chewing on the bones). I never had such luck.

    Your pics/vids are even better as you found one on it's home turf without drawing it in somehow!

    Very cool.

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    1. Thanks for the support. This set site was chosen becuase it was the only branch I could easily reach without a ladder. Glad it finally paid off.

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