134: Glowing Squirrels

Brain Junk
Brain Junk
134: Glowing Squirrels
/

An accidental discovery by scientist Jonathan G. Martin lead to a surprise at his bird feeder. Turns out Flying Squirrels in the United States have a special trait. Under ultraviolet light they glow.

Ultraviolet light makes flying squirrels turn PINK!
image: Northland College

If you want to know more about the particulars of ultraviolet light here’s a link to a LiveScience.com article.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.