Musasabi

Strolling around the forests of Karuizawa we bumped into this warning sign… Batman?

musasabi

Musasabi are giant Japanese squirrels that can jump from branch to branch by gliding in the air for up to 100 meters. They are abundant in forests all over Japan and some parts of China. The warning signs are usually found near roads and trails so that people are not surprised if they land on their car. Musasabi live mostly during the night and are rarely seen during the day. Below you can see some Musasabi photos that I’ve found in a blog from Karuizawa

musasabi

musasabi

musasabi

musasabi

flying squirrel in japan

flying squirrel in japan

flying squirrel in japan
Of course, there had to be an arcade that simulates the flights of the Musasabi

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Musasabi remind me a lot of the wingsuit flying humans that are very popular lately.

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