Flying Squirrel


Flying Squirrels and sugar gliders look very similar. Many times a person finds a squirrel in their home and they think it is a sugar glider and odds are that it is not. You can compare a flying squirrel to a sugar glider in the photos below to see the differences. The most obvious difference is the lack of a big black spot on the forehead of the squirrel. Flying squirrels also have a flattened tail whereas sugar glider tails are more full, busy, rounded and longer.

See Also

Someone found a Sugar Glider in MD

Sandi found a flying squirrel in MI

Flickr "Flyers" photo pool



Last Edited January 27, 2010



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