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Flying Squirrels
« on: June 15, 2013, 12:38:34 AM »
Flyers, are something that the wife and I do.
We do not raise them for sale, and never will.
They, are our hobby, and love,
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2013, 12:41:07 AM »
Are they also known as sugar gliders ?
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2013, 11:54:07 AM »
Are they also known as sugar gliders ?
No, these are the real thing.
SG's are marsupial. Flyers are not.
Two photos, first is a glider and the other, a flyer.

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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2013, 06:50:11 PM »
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2013, 07:07:39 PM »
Do they taste  better fried or grilled?

Probably mousse-ed.

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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2013, 04:33:23 PM »
 :lmao:
Nah, they're just enjoyable to have around.
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2013, 09:45:08 AM »
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2013, 09:56:08 AM »

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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2013, 10:17:34 AM »
How many do y'all have Skul?  Where do they take care of their uhm, outside type business?

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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2013, 11:40:02 AM »
How many do y'all have Skul?  Where do they take care of their uhm, outside type business?

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Hate to say it....15.
Eight are youngsters slated for release.
They do their business in their cages.
They do other things in the cages, too.
That's why we have youngsters that need release.  :lmao:
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2013, 11:48:14 AM »
Hate to say it....15.
Eight are youngsters slated for release.
They do their business in their cages.
They do other things in the cages, too.
That's why we have youngsters that need release.  :lmao:

LOL!  so y'all release them?  I guess they fare ok ...

You could bring a few out here and we could bait in a couple of eagles for some great pictures!

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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2013, 12:27:54 PM »
LOL!  so y'all release them?  I guess they fare ok ...

You could bring a few out here and we could bait in a couple of eagles for some great pictures!

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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2013, 03:36:36 PM »
LOL!  so y'all release them?  I guess they fare ok ...

You could bring a few out here and we could bait in a couple of eagles for some great pictures!

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Wouldn't work worth a poop, KC, Flyers are nocturnal and not out during the day.  :-)
Here, check out what I just went and picked up an hour ago.
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2013, 03:40:40 PM »
Do flying squirrels and their owners come to resemble each other the longer they bond ?
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2013, 03:47:40 PM »
Wouldn't work worth a poop, KC, Flyers are nocturnal and not out during the day.  :-)
Here, check out what I just went and picked up an hour ago.


Wow. Really amazing.

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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2013, 03:59:46 PM »
Wouldn't work worth a poop, KC, Flyers are nocturnal and not out during the day.  :-)
Here, check out what I just went and picked up an hour ago.


Well ... maybe we could just release them during the day and watch scamper across the green grass of the golf course ... to the safety of the trees on the other side?

 :-)

As to the pic, WOW!  That thing is tiny!

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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2013, 04:06:36 PM »
Slightly off topic but when I was 10 I rescued a baby gray squirrel who had been orphaned by a hurricane (can't remember which one) and he lived with us for about 3 months until he was old enough to be released.  I named him Chippy (yeah, real original, right?) and he lived in an old bird cage we had.  He would sit on my shoulder while I walked around the house -- he was SO cute!

Of course, this drove our cocker spaniel friggin' nuts!!!!   :lmao:
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2013, 05:17:14 PM »
Slightly off topic but when I was 10 I rescued a baby gray squirrel who had been orphaned by a hurricane (can't remember which one) and he lived with us for about 3 months until he was old enough to be released.  I named him Chippy (yeah, real original, right?) and he lived in an old bird cage we had.  He would sit on my shoulder while I walked around the house -- he was SO cute!

Of course, this drove our cocker spaniel friggin' nuts!!!!   :lmao:
I don't think that's off topic at all.  Nice that you could release him.
We've raised and released a lot of squirrels.

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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2013, 06:50:41 PM »
A few more photos of flyers.
Two day old babies and their mother.
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« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2013, 08:09:46 PM »
Cool shots Skul.

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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2013, 01:32:50 AM »
A few more photos of flyers.
Two day old babies and their mother.


Wow!  Very cool pics.   :cheersmate:
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2013, 08:28:33 AM »
I don't think that's off topic at all.  Nice that you could release him.
We've raised and released a lot of squirrels.

Here's another squirrel story then.  I was 19 and home from college for the summer, sitting in the living room and reading a book.  All of a sudden, there's a lot of sliding, scratching and squeaking noises coming from the fireplace.  Apparently a squirrels nest had been built on top of the chimney and it had fallen through so the chimney was full of squirrels. My dad got a cardboard box and his heavy work gloves, opened the flue but he had enormous hands and couldn't get both of them up far enough to get the squirrels, who were clinging to the insides of the brick chimney. So I told him I'd try. He gives me the gloves and I reach in and grab a baby and put it in the box and my dad closes it. I successfully do this 3 more times (all babies) who all go into the box, no problem. One last time I reach in and realize I don't have a baby this time, I have mommy squirrel, who promptly bites the hell out of my index finger (her teeth went completely through it). I hung on to her, yanked her out of the chimney and sort of slam dunked her into the box! Then I closed the flue.

We take the box outside and let them go.  Mommy squirrel, not 30 minutes later, falls down the stupid chimney again and dad threw up his hands and said "I'm calling animal control!"  He also called a chimney guy to put a wire cover over the top of the chimney.

And I got to have a nice tetanus shot!  :rant:  I still have the bite scar.
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2013, 05:30:39 PM »
Here's another squirrel story then.  I was 19 and home from college for the summer, sitting in the living room and reading a book.  All of a sudden, there's a lot of sliding, scratching and squeaking noises coming from the fireplace.  Apparently a squirrels nest had been built on top of the chimney and it had fallen through so the chimney was full of squirrels. My dad got a cardboard box and his heavy work gloves, opened the flue but he had enormous hands and couldn't get both of them up far enough to get the squirrels, who were clinging to the insides of the brick chimney. So I told him I'd try. He gives me the gloves and I reach in and grab a baby and put it in the box and my dad closes it. I successfully do this 3 more times (all babies) who all go into the box, no problem. One last time I reach in and realize I don't have a baby this time, I have mommy squirrel, who promptly bites the hell out of my index finger (her teeth went completely through it). I hung on to her, yanked her out of the chimney and sort of slam dunked her into the box! Then I closed the flue.

We take the box outside and let them go.  Mommy squirrel, not 30 minutes later, falls down the stupid chimney again and dad threw up his hands and said "I'm calling animal control!"  He also called a chimney guy to put a wire cover over the top of the chimney.

And I got to have a nice tetanus shot!  :rant:  I still have the bite scar.
:lmao:  Even welders gloves aren't safe for adult squirrels.
I let my wife grab them.  :-)

New tiny baby is doing well. He's recovered from the poops, and put on a gram of weight.
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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2013, 12:18:53 PM »
The new baby.. Pretty good chance it's a Fox squirrel.

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Re: Flying Squirrels
« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2013, 10:07:40 AM »
Elle Belle, gets her worm snack.
Only way to get her to hold still, is to feed her.
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