Finally a tree rat I don’t feel like killing – check out this Florida flying squirrel!
A few days ago, the kids ran up to me yelling “There’s a mouse in the tree! There’s a mouse in the tree!”
Bemused, I followed them to the front yard, machete in hand (as always), wondering what they’d seen.
Instead of a mouse… I found this guy. A flying squirrel! I didn’t even know they were native to Florida until after I took a few pictures and identified it online. (Sorry, animal lovers… I’m a plant guy. I don’t know every local rodent – so sue me!)
I suppose this is yet another benefit of keeping some creature habitat in your yard: Flying tree mice!
Just another reason to create your own Florida food forest.