Flying Squirrel

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  1. snerd

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    Cool. Skeet.
     
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    LoL. Love those things
     
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    had one as a pet when I was a kid. it was orphaned when a neighbor's dog killed the momma.

    coolest thing!
     
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    I think squirrels are much more entertaining than birds. If we had made of them here I would set up squirrel feeders instead of bird feeders.
     
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    I would be OK with them if they didn’t chew up the bird feeders. I even had one trapped on our screened in back porch. He was obviously not the smartest one because we have two German Shepherds.
     
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    Just get one of these Yankee Flipper feeders. One of these and a six pack of Bud is a cheap date with lots of entertainment. I had to add a little weight to the perch to keep the little red squirrels out of mine.

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEW9TG6Dcgg
     
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    My daughter had two flying squirrels she saved from the cats, at different times. She had a huge cage for them.

    They are nocturnal animals and would raise hell in that cage all night long.

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    My Uncles kept flying squirrels for pets. They are said to be readily tameable, much nicer than common tree rats.
     
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    There is only one squirrel in the neighborhood in which I live. He resides in a nest in a tree in my front yard and has become a bit of a pet. I keep some raw pecans and raw peanuts handy for him for when he comes out on the warmer days in the winter. I also help him stock up his supplies throughout the year.

    He/she is the only one in the neighborhood. Not enough to be a nuisance.

    I will miss the little guy when he is gone.


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    I'm afraid I would have to put on my heavy duty leather work gloves and rescue that little guy.

    Maybe pull up the pole and let him figure it out when I laid it flat.
    That or sterilize my pocket knife and cut him free, but I couldn't leave him. :alex:

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    I had a dealer that had one as a pet.

    We would fire up and watch the little dude run and climb all around the room.
     
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    we named ours "Hawkeye" as he had quite large, beady black eyes, and it was M*A*S*H era.

    he would climb up the curtains on one side of our living room and "amp up" [picture "getting up the nerve"] to jump across the room to land on our shirt, our lap or skid across my Dad's bald head. he was INCREDIBLY soft when we tickled him. [for the record, he didn't love that.]

    We had him for at least five years before he died.
     
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    That pretty much describes the scene except we were all sitting in a circle, in an old house freezing.

    Bit we were happy! :supergrin:
     
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    I've lost count of how many orphaned squirrels my wife has raised and then released into the wild. They do some funny things. I'd much rather watch the squirrels on a feeder than the birds.
     
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    Squirrel chucker, good fun
     
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    Double your pleasure.... feed the birds to the squirrels!
     
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