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Date Posted: 11:31:59 11/15/06 Wed
Author: Beverly (with a ps note to tyler rosner from Norfolk, Ne)
Subject: Newton's site is members only, to post, and no date is shown ...
In reply to: S. K. Dixon 's message, "I think we must educate them!" on 11:15:14 11/15/06 Wed

(Newton site is members only, to post, and no date is shown ...) on any of the messages, so there's really no convenient way to contact either Tammy, or those who replied.

It seems the first and third replies are from individuals who cannot tell the difference between a flying squirrel and a mouse or rat ... or, individuals with stock in Purina. The second reply seemed like a veiled threat. To the best of my knowledge, the only federally protected flying squirrel species is a Northern flyer subspecies from the Blue Ridge Mountains that is on the endangered list.

PS to Tyler Rosen, with the Norfolk (Nebraska) Public Schools Education Service Unit 8 email address:

I removed the two posts you left, as no message was included. Might you have pressed 'preview', but failed, after reviewing your message, to scroll down and press 'send'? You are most welcome to join in the 'conversations', here, so don't hesitate to return, and post, if that was your intention.

>What do they think their fs eat in the wild? Purina
>Chow? YIKES!!! No fruits and veggies? Time for
>mutiny, is what my flyers would say! Shall we do this
>collectively or individually? OMG, individually we
>could FLOOD their website; and the truth shall make
>them FREE!!!!! (Or would that be "flee"?) I'm with
>the group, whatever is decided!
>>This morning, Agnes brought to my attention this
>>website page:
>> >>href="http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/bio99/bio9
>>867.htm">Flying Squirrel Captive

>>Newton is an electronic community for Science, Math,
>>and Computer Science K-12 Educators.
>>Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, Ill., Division
>>of Educational Programs, Harold Myron, Ph.D., Division
>>Here's the thread question, and the replies:
>>name Tammy
>>status other
>>age 30s
>>Question - hello there,
>>was looking around the internet for ideas on what to
>>feed my daughters'
>>pet flying squirrel when I happened across your page.
>>When I saw the name
>>Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation I decided
>>to send an email
>>because my name is also Eisenbeis. My question is what
>>types of fruits and
>>veggies should I feed him and is there anything he
>>should not have?
>>I have been taking care of flying squirrels for twenty
>>years as part of
>>our nature center display. We feed our flying
>>squirrels Purina Mouse
>>Chow with an occasional supplement of acorns, when
>>they are available,
>>and/or sunflower seeds. Sunflower seeds can be
>>unhealthy if fed in too
>>large a quantity. The high oil content can lead to
>>hair loss. Also,
>>changes in diet can lead to a loose droppings and a
>>"messy" cage. Avoid
>>feeding large quantities of any fresh foods and only
>>add them a couple
>>times a week, if you do.
>>Wayne Vanderploeg
>>River Trail Nature Center
>>3120 N. Milwaukee Ave.
>>Northbrook, IL 60062
>>Keep in mind tht flying squirrels are protected by
>>Federal law and you must have
>>a license to have
>>one in captivity. If all else fails, contact a local
>>vet. for guidance.
>>Steve Sample
>>Hi Tammy:
>> First your question: we feed a captive flying
>>squirrel at River Trail
>>N.C. commercial mouse or rat chow and it seems to
>>thrive, we've had it for
>>some years now. Sometimes we toss in some acorns or
>>other nuts for variety.
>>I would not bother with soft fruits and veggies, I
>>don't think it will eat
>> Roland Eisenbeis was my superviser for several
>>years before he retired
>>in the mid-1980's. He still lives in the suburbs of
>>Chicago, and I
>>correspond with him occasionally.
>>John Elliott, Director
>>River Trail Nature Center
>>Okay, folks, comments, please ....

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