an old friend returns

March 28th, 2014 by nperlut

Two weeks ago the UNE Squirrel Project had a first–we recaptured a squirrel that was wearing a non-functional collar.  I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was when I realized the squirrel was wearing a collar.  I wanted to kiss, or at least, hug it.  The frequency tag was eaten off so I had to send it back to the manufacturer to find out the frequency.  Turns out is it old 245, who was first collared 7/5/2011!  Before that collar died, the squirrel was known for epoch movements across campus.  Hopefully he is still a wanderer.