I know these are terrible pictures but he just wouldn't co-operate. For the past few nights we have been watching a flying squirrel visit the seeds dropped from the bird feeder. He didn't seem to be bothered by the flashlite we used to illuminate him. And he wasn't frantically eating the seeds - just very calm. And the other nite there were 2 of them!! They are the same colour as the red squirrels we have around here but their tails are flat and their faces are completely different. Their eyes are huge and their faces look kind of squashed in. You can see the excess skin behind their front paws along the sides of their bodies. I have never seen a flying squirrel in person and it was very exciting to see one so close.
I went out and put extra seed down for tonite's visit…maybe some better pictures.