A Flying Abert's Squirrel!!!
I was walking down the main road below the MP EC yesterday afternoon as the latest storm was blowing in. The trees were dancing in the strong wind. I looked up into the tops of a few tall ponderosas, swinging back and forth, when I noticed what I thought was a small black branch fall from the top of one of these trees. As soon as it hit the ground, a black Abert's squirrel took off running. The wind blew that squirrel out of the tree, free falling about 60 feet, and it literally hit the ground running, apparently uninjured! I just happened to be looking in the right place at the right time to see this happen. ~ Ranger Dave