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Going (for) Nuts - die Eichhörnchen-Safari

 Safari hunt: Find a picture or sculpture of a squirrel

by ekorren     Germany

N 56° 26.467' E 004° 08.949' (WGS84)

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Status: Available
 Hidden on: 29 March 2017
 Published on: 29 March 2017
 Last update: 09 November 2017
 Listing: https://opencaching.de/OC13881

18 Found
0 Not found
1 Note
1 Watcher
1 Ignorers
152 Page visits
39 Log pictures
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Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) safari hunt

The Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is a species of tree squirrel in the genus Sciurus common throughout Eurasia. The red squirrel is an arboreal, omnivorous rodent. (...)

The geocacher among the animals? Well, during summer squirrels hide their treasure in the forest, and search them in the winter. From time to time they hit a DNF and plant new trees by that. Well, that's not how I got my username - it's older than geocaching and it's an entirely different story. Anyway, I think it's time to dedicate an own safari to squirrels.

Your task:

If in Eurasia, find a artistic depiction of an eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris). It may be a sculpture or a picture, but not a real squirrel (neither living or dead) or a photo. The depiction needs to be publicly visible and stationary.

If outside of Eurasia, you may use depictions of other species of squirrels as long as they are indigene to the region where you fond it.

For example, depictions of american grey squirrels will be accepted if found in America, but not if logged in England since they are an invasive species there.

Then the usual Safari hunt rules apply:
* Visit the squirrel, shoot a photo and upload it with your log.
* Be honest and only use photos you made yourself, or someone from your team if you were there together. Including a personal item in the picture is a good idea.
* Include the coordinates where you found the squirrel in your log.
* Each squirrel may only be logged as "found" once. If you found it as a team, everyone may log "found" who was there at that time.
* Each account may only log "found" once. More pictures of squirrels found elsewhere, also living ones, can be added as you like but only one is the one you "found".

Have fun!


Eichhörnchen in Tübingen
Eichhörnchen in Tübingen
Eichhörnchen in Metzingen
Eichhörnchen in Metzingen
Eichhörnchen in Hamburg
Eichhörnchen in Hamburg
Eichhörnchenweg in Bad Imnau
Eichhörnchenweg in Bad Imnau


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Log entries for Going (for) Nuts - die Eichhörnchen-Safari    Found 18x Not found 0x Note 1x

Found 02 February 2020 Angua33 found the geocache

Im Handewitter Forst gibt es den Eichhörnchenweg, 9,1km lang.

Ich muss gestehen, wir haben abgekürzt. Aber auf jedem Fall, ein schöner Spaziergang durch einen schönen Wald. Es war trocken heute, also alles gut.


N 54° 44.489 E 009° 20.666

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Found 30 December 2019 KW1977 found the geocache

Im Fürther Stadtwald gibt es bei

N 49 28.259 E 010 55.224

eine Bank mit geschnitzten Figuren, u.a. mit zwei Eichhörnchen   :)

Danke für diese Safari und viele Grüße aus Nürnberg

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Found 26 December 2019 Der Windling found the geocache

Tief im Wald hat sich mein Eichhörnchen versteckt, aber ich habe es doch gefunden.

An der Ringspitz, einem kleinen Bergerl am Tegernsee in Oberbayern, gibt es diverse kleine Hütten und Almen. An einer davon ziert ein putziges Sciurus vulgaris die hölzerne Eingangstür. Die Koordinaten sind N 47° 41.184 E 011° 43.783.

Eichhörnchen nennt man hier in Bayern übrigens "Oachkatzerl", der Schweif heißt "Oachkatzerlschwoaf" - und es ist immer ein Riesenspaß, wenn Nicht-Einheimische versuchen, das korrekt auszusprechen. Zwinkernd

Danke für die tierische Safari!
Der Windling

Pictures for this log entry:
Logproof: Oachkatzerl in OberbayernLogproof: Oachkatzerl in Oberbayern
Cachedog vor der HütteCachedog vor der Hütte

Found 15 April 2019 Rabarba found the geocache

Berlin-Friedenau, Roennebergstraße: Wohnhaus mit Eichhörnchen-Relief-Fries an den Balkonen.

N 52° 28.095 E 013° 19.787

Vielen Dank für die Safari zu Ehren eines wundervollsten Stadttiere!

Pictures for this log entry:
Balkon mit FriesBalkon mit Fries
Fries mit GPSFries mit GPS
Eichhörnchen mit GPSEichhörnchen mit GPS

Found 08 November 2018 delete_232734 found the geocache

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last modified on 04 January 2020