Home LIfestyleLiving North Carolina has pink squirrels – and they fly

North Carolina has pink squirrels – and they fly

NC pink squirrel

A pink squirrel may sound like a drink Sandra Dee from “Grease” would guzzle before transforming into the vampy Sandy, but the citizen-scientists who run North Carolina’s Candid Critters know a real pink squirrel when they see one. And it flies.

NC Candid Critters, a three-year statewide camera trap survey, gathers information about the state’s mammals, like the fact that the native flying squirrel fluoresces pink under a UV light.

While happy to share fun facts, NC Candid Critters does serious work to collect data about the biodiversity of the state, which will help management and conservation practices.

– Leah Steinberg, The 100 Companies

You may also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

The North Carolina 100