Flying Squirrel

Flying Squirrel

Southern Flying Squirrel

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  • Mix of gray and brown with lighter, cream colored, underbelly
  • Flattened tail and large black eyes
  • Nocturnal
  • Found across the eastern United States
  • Nests in trees, but will also enter homes and nest in the attic or exterior walls
  • Eats nuts, acorns, fruit, seeds, berries, insects, and fungi
  • Has a flap of skin that runs between it’s front and rear feet which it extends when it jumps;  This allows them to glide, not actually fly, about 20-30 feet.