Friday, November 03, 2006
Tailless Flying Squirrel
The northern flying squirrels that come to my feeders during the darkness hours have these fluffy tails and they use them like a rudder as they glide through the boreal forest. I've seen many a little red squirrel loose parts of their tails in territorial fights but I've never seen a flyer with a bobbed tail, until last night. I'm sure this hinders his gliding ability. Here is a shot of the little guy.