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Southern Flying Squirrel

Glaucomys Volans

Description:

Normally brown on its back, and white on both its belly and the bottom side of its fury membrane. The southern flying squirrel is the size of a chipmunk. They have large dark, bulging eyes that are well adapted for night vision. They also have something called "feelers" which are sensitive whiskers used to make nocturnal travel easier.

Habitat:

Found throughout eastern parts of North America and the south eastern parts of Canada.

Notes:

These squirrels are most active between dusk and dawn.

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6 Comments

e s c
e s c 8 years ago

He flew back into the air before we could do anything about it.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Were you able to return him to his nest?

e s c
e s c 8 years ago

the baby fell onto our porch in north carolina.

RedTopRanger
RedTopRanger 8 years ago

Great shot! How'd you manage to see him?

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

Very Cool!

Cute!

e s c
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North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 19, 2010
Submitted on Jan 21, 2013

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