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Southern Flying Squirrel

Gloucomys volans

Description:

Small nocturnal squirrel with large black eyes.

Habitat:

Woodland

Notes:

I put chunky peanut butter out for the birds and to my surprise, once dusk comes, the southern flying squirrels come "flying" in to eat it. I can hear their little squeaks from my front door. They are so fast that it's very hard to see them, but once they trust you, they allow you to get so close that you could reach out and touch them.

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15 Comments

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 8 years ago

Thank you everyone. Yuko I only wish that one day your dream come true. I do think that I live in a bit of a paradise here.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

This would be my dream come true - to live in a house with a big tree in the backyard where hundreds of flying squirrels flying in every night. :)

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 8 years ago

great spotting!

Oh wow, what a great spot !

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

I have to try that!

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

This is so cool!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

What an amazing sight! The cutest thing in the world!

auntnance123
auntnance123 8 years ago

Too special!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

You're welcome :-)

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 8 years ago

Thank you Maria and S Frazier. And thanks for fixing my tags, I have to go back and change most of them (new here lol)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Nice capture! (I fixed your tags by separating with commas :-)

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Very nice series!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Yeah...you can find many squirrels in one spot! But during night, very rare..Nice spotting!

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 8 years ago

Thank you Adarsha. There are 10 in the first image, second image shows one gliding in and third pic shows 16 fling squirrels. And that was on one tree. I had peanut butter on two trees !

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Lucky one! U ll always get multiple species :P

DianePlatcoBrooks
Spotted by
DianePlatcoBrooks

Corning, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Nov 1, 2009
Submitted on Nov 25, 2012

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