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Sciuridae 13 – The Flying Woolly Squirrel

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

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

woolly squirrel

I think I saw GeoSasquatch right before planting this cache. So in keeping with the theme of near mythical beasts, I present the Woolly Flying Squirrel.

The woolly flying squirrel (Eupetaurus cinereus) is one of the most bizarre, specialized, and least-known members of the squirrel family. It is the longest squirrel in the world (four feet from nose to tail tip) and has a tooth structure that is unique to the family. It only lives in the mountains of Pakistan.

It appears to feed primarily on conifer needles, lives in high mountain cliff caves, and is extremely rare. It had last been recorded in 1924 and many experts were of the belief that it was extinct.

The squirrel, whose cry is said to herald the death of a loved one and whose urine is claimed to be an aphrodisiac, was rediscovered in 1995 not by professional biologists but by Peter Zahler, a freelance editor and writer, and Chantal Dietemann, a community college math teacher. They both live in Watertown, N.Y.

When the squirrels leap into the air they raise their arms, then spread their gliding membranes like a cape. The squirrels can fly as far as 100 feet.

woolly bully

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

h qba'g arrq n uvag

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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