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I had a Southern Flying Squirrel on my back porch last night. They're not that rare but not seen often and this is the first time in my life I've ever seen one live. Unlike other squirrels, they're nocturnal.

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I found a whole nest of those critters in an old powder house in my hometown in Dutchess County, NY when I was a teenager. Folks thought I was nuts when I told 'em what I'd found 'cuz nobody around those parts had ever seen one.

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

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It was about the size of a chipmunk. At first I thought it was one but then I saw the tail and the lack of stripes on the back. This little critter stood still while I got to within 2 or 3 feet of it. I went inside and came back out 5 mins later and it was gone. I'm glad it hung around long enough for me to grab my camera.

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