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Flying squirrel?

My cat brought home a flying squirrel!

 

 I didn’t even know they were around here (eastern upsatet NY)!  I haven't seen one in decades.  It is colored just like a gray squirrel – gray on top and white underbelly.  This one is small about twice the size of a chipmunk, but has those webs between front and hind legs.  It’s a pretty cool little critter.  I did not hold onto it long enough to take photos since it was crawling with lice or fleas or something similar though!

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Actually there are lots of them in NY.  People just never see them because they are nocturnal and very people shy.

They are not a big squirrel and I would say your cats prize was an adult.

I can catch them on my birdfeeders if I wake up middle of the night here in central NY and I trapped (live) 24 out of my folkes house (attic) about three years ago up North in the Park.

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I had no idea that flying squirrels were nocturnal.  Who would of thunk it.  I guess that might be what the owls are afetr around my place all night!

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Flying Squirrels

It's too bad you didn't get the chance to take a picture so you can post here at http://www.biggamehunt.net

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