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The Gray Squirrel is a
scatter-hoarder; that is, it hoards food in
numerous small caches for recovery later. Some of
these caches (especially those made near the site
of a sudden abundance of food) are retrieved
within hours or days for re-burial in a more
secure site. Others are not retrieved until
months later. It has been estimated that each
squirrel makes several thousand caches each
season. The squirrels have a very accurate memory
for the locations of these caches, and use
distant and nearby landmarks to retrieve them.
Our Gray Squirrel Hand Puppet is 12 inches tall.
Our RED SQUIRREL puppet is
ready to jump into your arms and amaze your
friends with his realistic features. His detailed
design includes a movable mouth and front legs.
He is 12 inches long and 6 inches tall. Click on
his picture for a better look before he scampers
The term "flying" is
somewhat misleading, since flying squirrels are
actually gliders incapable of true flight.
Gliding is achieved by this animal by launching
off the tops of trees and extending flaps of skin
stretched from arms to legs: once they have
launched themselves into the air they are highly
maneuverable while in flight. Steering is
accomplished by adjusting tautness of the
patagium, largely controlled by a small
cartilaginous wrist bone. The tail acts as a
stabilizer in flight, much like the tail of a
kite, and as an adjunct aerofoil when
"braking" prior to landing on a tree
trunk. Our Flying Squirrel is 15 inches tall.
This Hand Puppet
is 8 inches tall. Click on picture for a
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