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A Study on Dropping Behavior and Survey Improvement Methods for Siberian Flying Squirrel(Pteromys volans)

우동걸 1 최태영 1 Lee, Sang Kyu 2 하정옥 3

1국립환경과학원
2한국야생동물생태연구소
3지리산숲길

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ABSTRACT

To identify the characteristics of the dropping habits and to provide sign survey methods improvement of Siberian flying squirrels Pteromys volans, an investigation was carried out in Jirisan National Park from April 2012 to May 2013. The latrines of study area were checked once a month and the characteristics of dropping behavior were camera trapped. The feces of Siberian flying squirrel were found on the point which tree forked, mostly from November to May. The squirrel actively presents in forked tree mainly on the September to April. The Siberian flying squirrel is found to be a typical nocturnal animal as it actively move between 6p.m. to 7a.m.. The study found that squirrel does feeding and dropping in the winter time on forked tree. On the point which tree forked could be a good place for the squirrel to hide from their predator when there is no leaf on the tree. Conducting the sign survey is advisable from November to May, as well as with the careful approach to the animals. As Siberian flying squirrel is an endangered species, adjusting the survey period is mandatory, especially when doing environmental impact assessment and a research on its dwelling areas.

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