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Sciuridae 11 – The Flying Squirrel

A cache by Gertrude_Groundhog Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/21/2008
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

In keeping with the Flying theme... I kept myself up long enough to phone my nocturnal distant cousins and found out some interesting family dirt...

The Southern flying squirrel is most likely an ancestor if Asian squirrels that migrated via the Bering Land Bridge during the Miocene era, approximately 25 million years ago. In Asia, they had lived in temperate forests with a mixed deciduous and coniferous flora. During the ice ages, these squirrels were forced to move to ice-free regions. Since it was used to quite a warm climate, the Southern flying squirrel that moved to North America via the Bering Land Bridge migrated as far south as Central America during a cold period that occurred approximately 100,000 years ago. It is still possible to find the Southern flying squirrel in Mexico and Central America, but only in the form of isolated relict populations that inhabit forests found at a high altitude.


Flying Squirrel Pictures, Images and Photos


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

vs lbh arrq n uvag, lbh ernyyl zhfg or fghzcrq!

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:39:00 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:39 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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