Istanbul – Persian Squirrel Twitch

So, if you are in Istanbul with a long layover, or no desire to brave the crowds at the Topkapi Museum, then why not go find a Persian Squirrel!  When I looked for Persian Squirrels in Akseki in Turkey I was almost arrested (on suspicion of looting the local cemetry). This sounds a much easier propostion.

Persian Squirrels in Istanbul, 2012: Kevin Bryan’s very helpful guide on an apparently excellent and convenient location to see a Persian Squirrel (albeit an introduced population by the sound of things – see comment below).

Jon

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    geomalia 2 weeks ago

    Apparently the Persian Squirrel is not native to the European side of Istanbul, and was introduced in 1964: http://www.pms-lj.si/si/files/default/Publikacije/Arhiv-publikacij/Starejse-publikacije-v-eobliki/Mammals%20of%20Turkey%20and%20Cyprus-2005.pdf

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