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  •  Surprised a flying squirrel on a forest trail... (0+ / 0-)

    ...this summer.  It climbed a skinny tree next to the trail and then jumped to glide away from me.  The trail I was standing on was the clearest flight path through the forest so it wound up passing over my head (within about 2 feet) with sails fully set and a look of grim determination on its face.

    I felt like I was being buzzed by a miniature biplane but it glided so close that I could see the wind ripple through the margins of its wings and the minute steering adjustments it made.

    On of my coolest 2012 wildlife encounters.

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