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The little guy moved in today

Photographer: Dirk Guttmann
Folder: Animal dirk
Uploaded: 18-Aug-2005 19:21 CEST
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Camera: Olympus C8080
Exposure time: 1/125
Aperture: F 5.6
Focal length: 13 mm
Focusing method: Spot
ISO: 80
White balance: Auto
Flash: external
Image format: SHQ
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Image resized to: 575x950

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Its no mouse ,its no squirel . What is a sevensleeper? A mix between those two...;-) It moved in today, does this mean you brought it home yourself, or it came by itself and took a space in the house/garden.....

Fonzy - at 23:11 CEST on 18-Aug-2005 [Reply]

Pilch/Siebenschl?fer oder Haselmaus - Muscardinus avellanarius

Right Fons it is neither a squirl nor a mous even they sometimes call it "Haselmaus" - it name is "Siebenschl?fer" belonging to the family of "Pilche" ! They live on all kind of fruits, grain an frequently on smal insects ! They exessively sleep during the day until they wake up at dark to start their verrry active night life ! This verry young fellow was sitting last morning confused in front of or backdoor ! We are feeding him with apples, bananas, grapes and wallnuts! The fotos I took were rather disapointing - bad light even with flash and wrong manual prefocus (the stone seems sharp) ! AF is difficult (impossible) because this guy does not like light at all ! His home for the next days is a big carton box - well furnitured with some stones, some pices of wood- with a small opening at one side for the camera lens ! The LCD monitor is constantly on and shows me when the guy is in place for the next shot ..........

Dirk Guttmann at 07:45 CEST on 19-Aug-2005 [Reply]


Thanks Dirk, hope to see a few more off this kind little fellow/girl....;-)

Fonzy - at 10:30 CEST on 19-Aug-2005 [Reply]