Skip to Content


Sciuridae 13 – The Flying Woolly Squirrel

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

Size: Size: micro (micro)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!


How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

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


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



177 Logged Visits

Found it 162     Didn't find it 5     Write note 2     Archive 1     Unarchive 1     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Enable Listing 1     Publish Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 1     Owner Maintenance 1     Post Reviewer Note 1     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery of 5 images

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated:
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

Return to the Top of the Page

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.