Sunday, January 4, 2015
Flying Squirrel - Gliding Rodent
Though there are several species of this flying rodent, most have habits similar to those of the North American types. These peculiar squirrels are nocturnal, and rarely leave their home during the day, which is probably why many of us haven't seen them before. Young flying squirrels learn to glide at one month old (on average), but they don't master the art of being a flying rodent until they are about 5 months old or thereabouts. Just like regular squirrels, they never truly hibernate. One additional tidbit that won't interest many people, is the hilarious debates that have spawned from the flying squirrel. People often argue how they amazingly evolved and all that jazz, which is another reason why I'm not a big proponent of the speciation concepts (macro-evolution) from the theory of evolution, as there is way too much storytelling going on for my liking. At any rate, regardless of how it got here, this gliding rodent is one nifty critter nonetheless.
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