A fox squirrel runs from one grove to another. Squirrels can ‘gallop’ up to seven meters per second (16 mph) (Koprowski, 1994) to evade predators, reduce potential exposure to predators, or I suppose just get to their next meal faster. Like horses, as Eadweard Muybridge’s photograph proved in 1877, a squirrel’s gallop, too, involves a time when no feet touch the ground.
J. L. (1994). Sciurus
Image Date: 2008DEC06
Image Species: Sciurus
(EXIF Information is accurate – stamped in UTC).
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