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Flying Squirrels Overview

Flying squirrels are captivating nocturnal mammals, not known for actual flight but for their remarkable gliding ability, which allows them to move between trees effortlessly. These small, agile creatures are equipped with a patagium, a membrane stretching between their front and back legs, aiding in their aerial maneuvers. Their large, expressive eyes are adapted to their nocturnal lifestyle, enabling them to see in the dark. Flying squirrels inhabit forested areas but can sometimes be found in attics or buildings when seeking shelter.

Flying Squirrels Diet

Flying squirrels are omnivores, with a diet that includes fruits, nuts, seeds, fungi, and insects. Their preference for tree sap and bird eggs can sometimes lead them into conflict with homeowners, particularly when they choose to nest in attics or near human habitation. Despite their potential as pests, flying squirrels play a crucial role in their ecosystems, such as spreading fungal spores and pollinating flowers.

Flying Squirrels Scat

Flying squirrel scat is small, similar in size and shape to that of other small rodents but can be distinguished by its location and frequency. Since flying squirrels are communal, finding scat in your attic or on tree branches can indicate a colony nearby. Their droppings are pellet-like, dark, and may be found in clusters. Proper identification and cleanup are essential, especially when flying squirrels take up residence in human dwellings.

Flying Squirrels Tracks

Due to their arboreal and nocturnal nature, flying squirrel tracks are rarely seen by homeowners. However, on the rare occasions when tracks are visible, they appear small and delicate, with four toes on the front feet and five on the back, similar to other squirrels. Indications of their presence are more often found in the form of chew marks on the exterior of buildings or branches, rather than tracks.

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