Walking On Air

Every squirrel is a flying squirrel.

If you’ve paid attention to squirrels, you know they don’t get around like most ordinary mammals do.  You’ll never see a squirrel just walking from Point A to Point B….. well, usually you won’t.  While their lagomorph cousins with the long ears may be the furry critter most associated with hopping, it is also the squirrel’s preferred method of travel.  Every step is a small leap, and when they are in a hurry…. well, if you’re timing is lucky right, you can get some pretty neat mid-air photos of sciurines on the move.  The one above isn’t quite the best, most artistic, or even most laid out photo of an airborne squirrel I’ve ever captured before, but it may be one of the highest leaps I’ve recorded of a squirrel in the mere act of moving along the ground.  This week’s Saturday Squirrel’s got some pretty sweet hang time on his leaps of locomotion!  The only thing missing is his cape and cheesy spandex costume…

Have a great weekend everyone!


About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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15 Responses to Walking On Air

  1. ….his outfit is probably at the cleaners…


  2. draliman says:

    Very dynamic-looking. I’m hearing “Ride of the Valkyries”.

  3. Hydro Squirrel. Too cute.

  4. The Carl Lewis of rodents. 🐿

  5. noelleg44 says:

    Ours must feel safe – they spend a while on the ground running from tree to bird feeder to tree. But they are amazing acrobats!

  6. I like flying squirrels. Talk about have it ALL together, they can leap …. then they can soar!

  7. Trisha says:

    Aw, so cute! I wish I could hop like that. It would be fun to be a squirrel for a day!

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