Thursday, December 29, 2011

Southern Flying Squirrel

Glaucomy's Volans
Class:  Mammalia           Order:  Rodentia        Family:  Sciurdae

Length including tail from 8/1/2 to 9 7/8 inches.  Weight 2-3 oz. for an adult.

Range: Found throughout NC in urban areas and in hardwood and mixed pine forests. They prefer tree cavities with openings 11/2 to 2 inches in diameter.  They also favor bluebird boxes and atics (which is where this one was captured).

Food:  Omnivorous
Breeding:  twice a year - January/February  then June/July
Average litter is 1-6

Cute Factor:  10+

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