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#139868 - 02/20/05 10:46 PM Re: northern and southern  
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This link (http://springerlink.metapress.com/app/home/contribution.asp?
wasp=pgwlnnwvmg6ye1lp8fvk&referrer=parent&backto=issue,5,7;
journal,9,29;linkingpublicationresults,1:104918,1) seems to say that S. volucella had its name changed to G. volans. You have to have a subscription to read the whole thing but this was available from the Google abstract:

caused the name of the North American squirrel to change from Sciuropterus volucella (Pal-. las, 1778) to Glaucomys volans (Linnaeus, 1758).

Great squirrel picture, by the way.


#139869 - 02/20/05 11:22 PM Re: northern and southern  
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Well, poor ol' Pteromy! He lost his part of the bargain, too.

I have another picture of ol' One Eye I took today that is even better. I'll send it to ET, if he will again be gracious enough to post it. It makes ol' One Eye look as large as the porch roof, kindof a Godzilla of sciurines.


#139870 - 02/21/05 01:03 AM Re: squirrelzilla...  
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#139871 - 02/21/05 10:51 AM Re: squirrelzilla...  
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One Eye's latest photo is at the bottom of the list ET posted. Thanks, ET, very much for posting these. One Eye is at my window right now with little flakes of seeds on his nose. I know he spends a good hour here each day, twice a day, once in the morning and once later on. I wonder where else he goes. I sure hope a hawk won't get him.


#139872 - 02/21/05 04:33 PM Re: squirrelzilla...  
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"You're a better man than I, Gunga Din."

I'd be setting traps and getting out my olde b-b gun.
but then I put out bird seed in the hopes of feeding/watching birds. <shrug>


#139873 - 02/21/05 05:04 PM Re: squirrelzilla...  
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Me, tsu, tsuwm.

Hey, WW, you don't like hawks?


#139874 - 02/21/05 05:58 PM Re: squirrelzilla...  
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Of course I like hawks! I just don't want 'em ettin' One Eye!


#139875 - 02/21/05 06:21 PM Re: squirrelzilla...  
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> ettin'

hey!



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#139876 - 02/21/05 07:03 PM Re: it's all about me  
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hey!

ROTFLMAO!


#139877 - 02/22/05 12:57 AM Re: it's all about me  
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Hey, et', you don't like squirrel stew? (Don't let ol' One Eye hear me say that.)

Gunga Din, tsuwm? You better put that gunga yours in 'cuz I like my tree rats!

And about birds: There is a book by some famous-to-birders guy who teaches you to get wild birds to feed out of your hand. Apparently his six-step method requires a great deal of patience, so that leaves me out of the loop. I so much as pick up my very tiny Sony camera and off they fly.


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