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  Nebraska Game and Parks Commission - Wildlife Species Guide - Flying Squirrel
The southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans) is found throughout the deciduous forests of eastern North America from southern Ontario to the Gulf Coast, with isolated populations in Mexico and as far south as Honduras.
The southern flying squirrel is easily distinguished from other Nebraska tree squirrels by its smaller size and by its gliding membrane, or patagium, a fold of skin that extends from the wrist of the front leg to the ankle of the hind leg.
Flying squirrels inhabit a primary nest cavity that is used more or less continuously and one or more secondary nest cavities used as feeding stations or as a refuge if the primary nest is disturbed.
www.ngpc.state.ne.us /wildlife/flysqu.asp   (2222 words)

  
 Sumatran Flying Squirrel
Flying squirrels don’t “fly” in the traditional sense, rather they have membranes that run along their sides, attached to the wrists and ankles.
One species of flying squirrel is very fond of spiders, crickets, and locusts, and a squirrel in captivity caught, killed, and consumed a small snake that was placed in its cage.
Arrow-tailed flying squirrels don’t seem to have a specific breeding season, but there does appear to be a triggering event as the females in a particular area tend to be pregnant at the same time.
www.indonesianfauna.com /sumatranflyingsquirrel.php   (545 words)

  
 Flying Squirrel - MSN Encarta
Flying Squirrel, nocturnal rodent that glides from higher to lower tree branches by means of a blanketlike membrane of furry skin stretched between its long forelegs and hindlegs.
Flying squirrels have large eyes, dense soft fur, and long flattened tails, which are used to guide their parachutelike glides; the giant flying squirrel of Asian forests glides as far as 450 m (about 1500 ft).
A gregarious squirrel that nests in tree hollows, birdhouses, and buildings, it feeds at night on nuts, fruit, buds, and insects and rarely descends to the ground.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761552187/Flying_Squirrel.html   (247 words)

  
 CT DEP: Flying Squirrel Fact Sheet
The northern flying squirrel is found from southeastern Alaska and northern Canada south to Tennessee and west to the Pacific coast.
As a flying squirrel approaches its landing, the squirrel flips its tail up and holds its body back to slow the glide down, giving the squirrel ample time to position its feet for grasping the tree trunk.
Flying squirrels are active year-round, are highly sociable, and will feed and den together, especially during periods of harsh weather.
dep.state.ct.us /burnatr/wildlife/factshts/flysqrl.htm   (818 words)

  
 Northern Flying Squirrel: Wildlife Notebook Series - Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Flying squirrel pelage is silky and thick with the top of the body light brown to cinnamon, the sides grayish, and the belly whitish.
At birth, the young flying squirrel (nestling) is hairless, and its eyes and ears are closed.
Flying squirrels are not known to cache fungi for winter in Alaska, but they are known to do so elsewhere in their range.
www.adfg.state.ak.us /pubs/notebook/furbear/nfsquirl.php   (1241 words)

  
 Flying Squirrel: Nature Snapshots from Minnesota DNR: Minnesota DNR
Flying squirrels are frequent visitors at bird feeders, and some people have lights at the feeders so they can watch the flying squirrel's antics at night.
Flying squirrels, though unprotected in Minnesota, have no meat or fur value and thus are not hunted or trapped.
Flying squirrels do not hibernate, but slow their body activity in winter and sometimes nest in groups to stay warm.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /snapshots/mammals/flyingsquirrel.html   (401 words)

  
 EEK! - Critter Corner - The Flying Squirrel
Both "fly" with the help of a fold of skin that extends along the squirrel's backside from the wrist to the hind foot or ankle.
The northern flying squirrel has kind of a flat body, particularly when it extends its legs and the skin attached to them.
The flying squirrel needs to be on the watch for house cats, foxes, weasels, martens, great horned owl and goshawks.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/caer/ce/eek/critter/mammal/flysquirrel.htm   (515 words)

  
 WildWNC.org : Animals : SOUTHERN FLYING SQUIRREL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Flying Squirrels are common residents of many forested areas in the eastern United States.
Southern Flying Squirrels are found primarily in mature hardwoods and mixed conifer-hardwood forests, especially those with old growth trees which produce abundant food and plenty of cavities for nesting and denning.
Flying squirrels are sometimes kept as pets, a practice that is illegal without special captive permits.
wildwnc.org /af/southernflyingsquirrel.html   (599 words)

  
 Flying Squirrels: Northern Flying Squirrel, Southern Flying Squirrel Information
The Northern Flying Squirrel is a nocturnal creature found in mixed forests from the Alaskan and Canadian tree line southward to Northern California and Colorado to Central Michigan and Wisconsin and in North Carolina and Tennessee.
Unlike the Southern Flying Squirrel, they are very active throughout the year and are seldom seed unless their tree dens are cut down.
Predators of the Southern Flying Squirrel are owls, cats, hawks, snakes, bobcats, raccoons and foxes.
www.pestproducts.com /flying-squirrels.htm   (816 words)

  
 Southern flying squirrel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Southern flying squirrels feed on fruit/nuts from trees such as red and white oak, hickory and beech.
Captive flying squirrels are prone to calcium deficiency if fed an improper diet, and this can lead to seizures, rickets, and an early death.
Flyers are otherwise very healthy and disease-free, and captive flying squirrels may live for as long as 15 years, several times their lifespan in the wild.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Southern_Flying_Squirrel   (996 words)

  
 Animal Encyclopedia: Flying Squirrel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Seriously, folks, there are 43 kinds of nocturnal rodents known as flying squirrels.
They don't actually fly, but they do glide their way through the treetops in pursuit of their favorite munchies, like mushrooms, berries, seeds, bird's eggs and the occasional baby mouse.
To complete this feat, a flying squirrel takes a big leap and spreads out all four legs.
www.animaland.org /asp/encyclopedia/flyingsquirrel.asp   (134 words)

  
 tree squirrel control, Tree Squirrel Control, TREE SQUIRREL CONTROL, flying squirrel control, Flying Squirrel Control, ...
Flying squirrels are able to fit through the smallest of cracks since they have a soft and pliable body.
Flying squirrels don't like foraging around in attics and it can sometimes be a challenge to get your trap set close enough to where they are nesting or most active.
Squirrels are great observers and if you are seen in a given area repeatedly, you will spook them into being very wary of this new device which is suddenly available in their territory and attracting attention from humans.
www.bugspray.com /article/squirrels.html   (9936 words)

  
 The Southern Flying Squirrel
While the southern flying squirrel does resemble a gray rat, it is a glider and does not possess the ability to fly.
The southern flying squirrel is easily distinguished from other squirrels by a flap of loose skin that extends from wrist to ankle – the gliding membrane – large dark eyes, a flattened gray tail, and prominent ears.
The most successful predators on flying squirrels are animals that are able to fly, such as hawks and owls, or that can climb well, such as domestic cats, bobcats, raccoons, and climbing snakes.
www.outdooralabama.com /watchable-wildlife/Watchablearticles/sflysq.cfm   (609 words)

  
 Southern Flying Squirrel Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The southern flying squirrel is the smallest tree squirrel in Maryland.
The southern flying squirrel is found throughout Maryland in hardwood (oak, hickory, maple, beech) forests.
The gray squirrel, fox squirrel, red squirrel, northern flying squirrel, and Delmarva fox squirrel (endangered) are other squirrels that live in Maryland.
www.dnr.state.md.us /wildlife/sfsquirrel.html   (269 words)

  
 Mammals » Rodents » Squirrel - Southern Flying Main Page
The Southern Flying Squirrel is a nocturnal animal, which means it is mostly awake during the night hours, though it will happily join its owner in day activities, so long as a pocket is provided for leisurely naps.
The Southern Flying Squirrel is commonly known to experience a calcium deficiency because of its fragile bone structure and it nocturnal nature.
The Southern Flying Squirrel loves to enjoy pecans as a treat, but it is not recommended that they be provided as normal food because the animal will begin to only eat those particular nuts and may suffer nutritional deficiencies.
www.centralpets.com /animals/mammals/rodents/rod3464.html   (1082 words)

  
 Flying squirrel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The flying squirrels, scientifically known as Pteromyini or Petauristini, are a tribe of squirrel (family Sciuridae).
The 2 species of the genus Glaucomys (Glaucomys sabrinus and Glaucomys volans) are native to North America, and it is these that are commonly meant when the name "flying squirrel" is used in English, although the term is frequently also used by Europeans to refer to the Siberian flying squirrel (Pteromys volans).
Flying squirrels do not fly in the same sense as birds or bats - they do not employ powered flight.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flying_squirrel   (520 words)

  
 Flying Squirrels
Flying squirrels were named so for their ability to smoothly glide in the air.
When a squirrel jumps, it spreads the membrane, which can well carry its body weight for significant distances.
Flying squirrels are brown on top and white underneath, and the flat tail permits them to steer between tree branches.
www.gotsmallanimalsonline.com /pictures/gallery/flying-squirrels   (97 words)

  
 Flying Squirrel Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
The flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus) is a sociable, noisy rodent that doesn't really fly; it glides from trees, using a flap of loose skin that connects its front and hind legs It can glide up to 150 feet (46 m), steering with its tail.
Baby flying squirrels are born in nests (usually in tree cavities) and are blind and hairless at birth.
Predators: Flying Squirrels are hunted by weasels, foxes, hawks, and coyotes.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/mammals/rodent/Flyingsquirrelprintout.shtml   (251 words)

  
 Flying Squirrels in Kentucky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I put up a squirrel feeder and soon discovered they considered sunflower seeds a delicacy At first there were only two and then as the spring transitioned into summer, we saw three, then four and eventually as many as eight, on the feeder at the same time.
Soon we spotted them again and the 1994 Flying Squirrel season became a repeat of the 93 season, complete with the appearance of the raccoon threat.
At first during the 1994 season, the squirrels were once again plentiful, and as many as 8 or 10 gathered for the nightly feast.
home.insightbb.com /~h.greer/sqrlweb.htm   (2287 words)

  
 Flying Squirrel
Although northern flying squirrels are generally larger, it would be easy to mistake a juvenile Northern for an adult Southern.
Southern flying squirrels tend to be greyer, but as colour varies this is not a reliable way to distinguish the two species.
The belly hairs of the Northern flying squirrel are white, but turn slate grey at the base (where they meet the skin), while those of Southern flying squirrels are white to the base.
www.wildaboutgardening.org /en/features/section2/flying_squirrel/flying_squirrel.htm   (434 words)

  
 North American Flying Squirrels (Flying Squirrel Central)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus), by Peg Halloran, Ph.D who runs the Squirrel Almanac, full of interest bits of information.
Endangered species page on the Carolina northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus) from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, with detailed information on management and conservation, why are they are endangered.
Virginia northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus fuscus), presenting initial masters research by Jennifer M. Maness.
www.isidore-of-seville.com /flyingsquirrel/2.html   (843 words)

  
 The Flying Squirrel
The flying squirrels have dense, and soft fur.
Flying squirrels are nocturnal rodents, which means they feed at night on fruits, nuts, buds, and insects.
The Scaly-Tailed Flying Squirrels of Africa are in the family, Anomaluridae.
worldkids.net /critters/mammals/squirrel.htm   (301 words)

  
 Flying Squirrel house #1
Flying Squirrel house #1, 40" tall, 10' high.
In the summer while in their homes, snakes are the Flying Squirrels' number 1 predator.
I did not see any squirrels in it and I was afraid to look close or lift the nests for fear of one jumping on me. In the bottom nest there were walnuts and walnut shells.
www.wap.atfreeweb.com /flyingsquirrels/flsq-house1.html   (413 words)

  
 Minnesota Profile: Flying Squirrel - Minnesota Conervation Volunteer: Minnesota DNR
Northern flying squirrels are about 11 inches long from nose to tip of tail.
When gliding, a flying squirrel holds its tail straight out and extends its limbs to stretch the patagium, like wings of a glider.
The DNR does not manage flying squirrel populations, but wildlife managers recommend leaving dead trees (snags) standing for flying squirrels and other cavity-dwelling animals.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /volunteer/septoct04/mpsquirrel.html   (374 words)

  
 Flying Squirrel Homes
ABOVE: Southern Flying Squirrels in the wild (top row) and also as a pets (bottom row): The first 2 are in a Bluebird nest box.
Most of my nest boxes with Flying Squirrels in them are on trees or on wooden posts near trees.
Flying Squirrels rarely use my boxes on metal posts, and don't stay long if they do.
www.wap.atfreeweb.com /flyingsquirrels   (336 words)

  
 Glidinon Farms-Southern Flying Squirrel Information
The Southern Flying Squirrel (SFS)(Glaucomys volans) is found from Alaska to Canada down to Florida across to Texas and up to Wisconsin and are nocturnal by nature and shy, seldom seen by humans.
Calcium deficiency is the #1 reason of death in captivity of the Southern Flying Squirrel.
The best age to begin the bonding process is at the age of 5-7 weeks, this requires you to 'spoon' feed your pup (not to be confussed with 'dropper' feeding a newborn) during daylight hours as this will almost guarantee the pup will go to sleep in you shirt pocket.
www.glidinon.com /services.php   (1672 words)

  
 Flying Squirrel Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Much of the meat, however, comes in the North American Flying Squirrels section, which covers the Northern and Southern Flying Squirrels of the US and Canada.
There you'll meet such gliders as the Giant Flying Squirrel, the enormous and rare Wooly Flying Squirrel and even information on Marsupial Flying Squirrels, unrelated to placental flying squirrels, but an amazing case of convergent evolution.
Flying Squirrel Merchandise has stuffed animals and dog-frisbees.
www.isidore-of-seville.com /flyingsquirrel   (400 words)

  
 My Flying Squirrels:
A flying squirrel as a pet?" But actually, they have been pets since the colonial times.
Scalisti: Scalisti is the son of a pair of flying squirrels named Quasimodo and Fred.
Rakita: Rakita is the daughter of an unnamed couple of flying squirrels.
petsquirrel.tripod.com /flyers.htm   (492 words)

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