Friday, October 17, 2008

Sugar Glider (The mystery toilet guest)



Sweet Baby Sugar Glider
Her/he is wrapped in a small towel. Like maybe a hand towel.


Sweet Baby Sugar Glider

Animal Control examined the baby Sugar Glider and found her/he to be healthy and disease free.

google... "Sugar Glider"
Sugar gliders are marsupials; the young are born very immature and grow in a pouch on the mother's abdomen. Sugar gliders have furry membranes that extend from their wrists to their ankles (the membrane is called a patagium) that allows them to glide through the air. In the wild they move from tree to tree by gliding. Their hind feet have a large, opposable big toe that helps them grip branches, and the second and third toe forms a grooming comb.
The ability to "fly" or glide when they spread out in this parachute fashion is similar to the ability of the Flying Squirrel. But other than that, they are very different animals than the Flying Squirrel.



We want to thank all you kitties for visiting our blog and reading about the mystery toilet guest. It was a lot of fun for us...we hope you had fun, too!

*Some of you kitties want to know what happened to the Sugar Glider... he/she was released back into nature.
We hope and pray, it will be very happy and safe.


32 comments:

  1. He looks a lot small than our squirrels! We're glad he's healthy and ready to glide another day.

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  2. What a fun adventure! He sure is a cutie-patootie! We hope he gets a home or released back into the wild or whatever is the right thing to do with him :-)

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  3. He sure is cute. Are you going to keep him?
    My hubby used to have pet squirrels and said they make great pets. I'm not sure about finding one in the toilet, though. It would have scared me, too.

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  4. Oh, one thing about keeping squirrels as pets, they do gnaw up anything and everything in the house.

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  5. We wondered what one of those look like! Glad that little one is safe....hopefully a home can be found it.

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  6. We enjoyed it. Jan did, but only after she read that it was NOT a rat!

    He's a cute little thing.

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  7. What a cutie! Glad to hear he is back in the wild where he belongs.

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  8. Such a cutie patootie!
    ~Maggie May and The Creek Cats~

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  9. aaaaaaaaw it looks delis, um, cute, yeah, cute.

    it is a shame someone just dumped him/her like that.

    thanks for sharing such a fun, and at first scary, story with us! we enjoyed it.

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  10. What a sweet little thing he is, and such a happy ending too!

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  11. He really is very cute! But I could see how he might look a little rat-like when he was all wet.

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  12. Um, do yoo haf sugar gliders in yoor area? Sure hope he/she can find her/his way home! Dat is an awfully cute rat...hehehe

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  13. Well,that baby was kinda cute. Good thing it is back where it belongs.
    I guess your folks can do without anymore of that kind of excitement !!!! heehee
    Purrs Mickey

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  14. Sugar gliders are adorable. Mommy thought about adopting one but they are very high maintenance (even worse than us cats). We are glad that the animal control lady recognized it for what it was!! Now how the heck did it get in the toilet!?!

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  15. Thank you for stopping by and offering your condolences. It has helped a lot. We have found great comfort in the CB.

    Tavi, Tiki, Camie and Miss Jade

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  16. Wow, that was the most exciting thing we've heard about in a long time. But, we still don't understand how that baby squirrel got in your toilet!

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  17. What an exciting morning!
    We are so happy that the little baby is OK!
    ~ Bandit and The Bunch

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  18. Really excellent story! Glad it had a happy ending. That little guy sure is cute. We've got squirrels, but we've never seen a Sugar Glider before.

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  19. Very cute! we hope (s)he won't come back, hahahahahahahahaha!

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  20. Cute when he isn't wet. But I hope he stays outside for you!

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  21. Well that was a lot of drama for such a tasty looking little guy... oh did I say tasty, I meant cute.

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  22. I am glad that the story had a happy ending. The baby sugar glider sure is cute. I will always wonder how it ended up in the toilet. Looking for a drink of water, maybe?

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  23. Oh my goodness! A sugar glider? How cute is that?

    Luf, Us

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  24. He/she is quite cute. I am glad there was a happy ending!

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  25. Oh, *GIGGLE*! What a funny and sweet story. I'm glad the little glider is okay. What an experience! :)

    Thank you so much for your sweet birthday wishes. I had a lovely day!

    Love and cuddles from Dorydoo.

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  26. i would love to have a pair of gliders but they are illegal in california -

    they are so amazing though! don't know if you ever saw this - love it ...
    http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2008/02/could-these-guy.html

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  27. I mentioned your sugar glider in my toilet mystery post today. I guess humans can get excited about things in the bowl.

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  28. your mystery visitor was cute, however, not a sugar glider. Just an adorable flying squirrel ;) You can see the difference here: http://tinyurl.com/65d2bo

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  29. Yep, that is definitely NOT a Sugar Glider, but an adorable Southern Flying Squirrel. :)

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  30. Make that a Northern Flying Squirrel

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