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Northern Flying Squirrel

Traits: Small mammal with long front incisors; long bushy tail; short legs connected by a folded layer of loose skin used for gliding between trees

Habitat: Old forests with den sites in tree cavities and small forest openings

Foods: Mushrooms, truffles, other fungi; lichens, berries, green vegetation, seeds, buds, insects, small mammals and birds (live or dead).

Eaten by: Owls, goshawks, marten

Do You Know? Unlike most squirrels, flying squirrels are active only at night.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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