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Clearwater native conducts field studies of southern flying squirrel

Reprinted by permission from "The Mercury"

A mysterious mammal may be moving further into the Sunflower State.

A pair of Kansas State University researchers are beginning work on a three-year project to learn more about the prevalence of the southern flying squirrel in Kansas. One thing that the researchers would be excited to discover is a clue about why this small mammal glows hot pink under ultraviolet light.

"It's a strange phenomenon," associate professor Adam Ahlers said.

Ahlers grew up in Clearwater and graduated from Clearwater Hig in 1995.

He said, "No one is really for sure why that...


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