http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/kids/animal-facts/flying_squirrel.asp
http://www.flyingsquirrels.com/
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/rodent/Flyingsquirrelprintout.shtml

Appearance

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  • flat,furry tail
  • normally brown on back
  • bulging eyes
  • white on belly and bottom side of furry membrane
  • have "feelers" which are sensitive whiskers
  • scent glands in cheeks
  • clawed feet
  • flap of loose skin
  • bushy tale


Home

  • Live in nests in trees
  • found from U.S.-Canada borderexternal image Flying-Squirrel-big.jpg
  • found throughout eastern parts of North America and the southeastern parts of Canada
  • Carolinian deciduous forests of southern Ontario
  • in parts of Quebec and Nova Scotia




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Food

  • nuts
  • seeds
  • berries
  • insects
  • tree bud
  • sometimes eggs or nestlings



Young

  • born in nests
  • blind at birth
  • hairless at birth
  • ear canals sealed
  • ear flap folded over itself
  • toes fused
  • eyelids sealed
  • claws when born
  • first excursion outside nest on day 40
  • capable of independent survival on 88


Enemies

Owl
great grey
great grey

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Lynx
Rattlesnake
Fisher
Coyote
House Ca
Arboreal snakes





Cool Facts

  • can glide
  • northern squirrel's range overlaps southern's
  • noisy rodent
  • is nocturnal