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Jvalhenson
Member since Sep 2017
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re: Flying Squirrels in the South
as has been said.....they are all over the place. I am another one that used to catch them in wooden traps as a kid and carry them all around. Live on a 100 acre horse farm with a 60 tree pecan orchard so we have an abundance of them. Shirt pocket with a rag in it and they will stay curled up in there all day.
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Theboot32
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Member since Jan 2016
1725 posts

re: Flying Squirrels in the South
So randomly I read this thread today and listened to what they sound like on YouTube, went outside earlier and heard one in my back yard and think two in my front yard. Good stuff


TigrrrDad
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re: Flying Squirrels in the South
A few months back I saw one on the bricks of my house by my back patio. I was surprised because I didn’t know we had them in Slidell. He just froze up when I went outside and I could have easily caught him with a net.

I just listened to a video of the sound after reading your post. Heard one last night and apparently hear them all the time at night when I take the dog out. I always thought, “kind of late for birds to be chirping.” Apparently it’s not birds.

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Sancho Panza
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La Habaña, Cuba
Member since Sep 2014
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re: Flying Squirrels in the South
They used to come down my chimney.


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Hurricane Mike
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Member since Jun 2008
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re: Flying Squirrels in the South
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They are nocturnal so you usually don't see them


Nocturnal until that squirrel dog gets on them.


aTmTexas Dillo
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East Texas Lake
Member since Sep 2018
113 posts

re: Flying Squirrels in the South
Yes they are nocturnal and in my 60 plus years I'd never seen them during the day until the last couple of years. As I posted earlier one was being chased in broad daylight by a woodpecker. Early this fall my Golden Retriever was acting strange circling an oak tree and looking up. My wife said she had seen something swoop down and then went up a tree. I looked up in the tree and saw a flying squirrel hiding against the branch in broad daylight. I just brought my dog in the house so she'd get her birdbrain focused on something else.

I also read that FSs will raid bird nests and eat the eggs and the young birds. They are vicious mean animals ... at least to baby birds. No wonder the woodpecker chased it.


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Reelscreamers
Member since Aug 2011
77 posts

re: Flying Squirrels in the South
When we were trapping them and selling them in school ....... when we would get the mean one that always wanted to bite we would take a nail and heat it up just hot enough to hurt, when it would try to bite we would let it bite the hot nail, only took once and they would not bite again. I know that it sounds cruel on the face but the nail was not that hot and they always ate and drank the next day so no harm done.


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