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Old 03-29-2013, 01:31 AM
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Something to add to the list of things that live in palm trees

While trimming palms we've all found a wide variety of wildlife. But this was a first for me...flying squirrels! The first one I must have knocked out with when I dropped a frond. As I'm standing on the ladder, I notice something crawling back up the tree. At first I thought, mouse. But it had this unusual looking face with big eyes and a flat, furry tail. It doesn't seem too concerned with me. It stops for look where I notice the large patch of skin between the front leg and body. It then continues on up where it came from.

Got to the next tree and this time one comes gliding out into a nearby oak tree. I never knew we had these critters down here. I always thought they were, well squirrel size. But these guys are pretty small.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:02 AM
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I wonder how you cook em.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:51 PM
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Keith was it a flying squirrel or a sugar glider? Have seen sugar gliders in the palms around here. Seems owners release them when they don't want to take care of them.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:57 PM
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Southern Flying Squirrels are fairly common in suburbs close to conservation areas. I doubt a sugar glider would survive long, they are pretty domesticated.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:08 PM
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Southern Flying Squirrels are fairly common in suburbs close to conservation areas. I doubt a sugar glider would survive long, they are pretty domesticated.
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You're right they probably wouldn't live long. I've seen sugar gliders twice and heard them a couple more times. It's in a wooded area right between a commercial district and a residential home where the homes back up to the woods. Probably either escaped or where let go.

I've yet to see a flying squirrel in the wild. I am seeing a lot more cypress fox squirrels.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:09 PM
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I wonder how you cook em.
Me thinks you are living in a palm tree also, good to see ya, hope your doing well
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:43 PM
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Definitely a flying squirrel after looking at various pics of them and gliders.
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:40 AM
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Me thinks you are living in a palm tree also, good to see ya, hope your doing well
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