My neighbor rescued this little flying squirrel that fell out of it's nest when they were trimming a palm tree. He was a cute little guy, but he kept the whole house up at night when he was most active. The woman of the house called me over one day to help her catch him after the boys let him loose. It was charged room with kids and squirrel running all over living area, and then even more charged everytime he got high enough to glide over down to the next piece of furniture. I borrowed a leather glove and as the boys chased him I waited till he came towards me. He finally landed on the kitchen counter where I was able to corner him, but even with the glove on I got a sense of his teeth and the pressure of his bite.
They are mostly nocturnal animals so you don't see them as often as the gray squrirrels or even the fox squirrels, but it's a treat when you do. They are quite beautiful with their with their big night globes, flat tail, and black pinstriping. Their fur is almost as soft as a moles and it is said that they are highly resistant towards mites. I guess that helps when you live in trees as I have seen baby birds covered in flees and mites. They are more common here in the South then you may realize, so next time you're out at night pay attention, and you just might get a glimpse of the flying shadow rodents.