Southern Flying Squirrel

Contrary to its name, the Southern Flying Squirrel doesn’t actually fly. Instead these small tree squirrels are equipped with an extra membrane of skin and muscle called a patagium which extends from the front to the hind legs. To glide through the air, a flying squirrel will climb up to a high point in a…

Time Flies And So Do Our Squirrels

We have been rather busy since our last blog post! We have seen roughly over a hundred patients over the last two months. Here are just some of the highlights. We have rescued and raised 13 flying squirrels. These guys were lucky enough to get to break in a new multistory condo where they can…

Squirrelly Saturday?

Some of you may have noticed that we missed last Saturday’s update and that today is, well Sunday and this post should have happened yesterday. So, what is going on in our squirrelly world? If you do not happen to live in the greater Tampa Bay area you may not be aware of the weather…

Too Stinking Cute!

Sunday night we received a call from a gentleman in Plant City. He had been spending some time with friends in Manatee County when they noticed what at first glance looked like a huge slug moving toward them. When they were able to take a good look at it they quickly realized it was not…

Squirrelly Saturday Week Five

Oh my goodness have we be busy this week! Today’s post will be a very brief update and it will also include a current mammal head count for what we have in our care. Our squirrel population has almost doubled this week. We are now up to 16 squirrels and have had to place some…

Squirrelly Saturdays Week Four

Our number have increased by one last night but we are excepting several more in the coming days due to the weather we have been experiencing.  Our eight from last week are doing great! The two older litters have opened their eyes and are becoming increasingly active and playful. Just like human babies though they…

Squirrelly Saturdays Week Three

Almost all is good in the squirrel world this week. The babies we have all been watching are doing great. No one had opened their eyes yet but some of them should be very soon. Everyone is about to get shifted up to a larger enclosure because they are growing up so fast. The one…