Timely information, tips, and stories from our daily travels into the bug and animal world.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
A couple of weeks ago, I did a flying squirrel job in Bethlehem. I set
up a one way door trap at the obvious entry point (hole chewed in the
soffit of the roof). The guy called me the next morning to inform me
that I had 4 or 5 in the trap (It actually turned out to be 7). Flying
squirrels are nocturnal, so they are always caught overnight. Drove up
there, swapped out the trap, and brought them home to release in my back
yard. I let them go by opening the trap, and putting it against a tree
trunk and they run out and up the tree. Well, 6 of them left and
scampered up the tree, but the seventh one came out and just sat there,
so my wife decided to see how close she could get. I guess it's back hurt and decided to stick around and see if someone would give it a back rub!