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Flying Squirrel 
モモンガの一種     We've never seen a Flying Squirrel.

Fox Squirrel      We've seen a Fox Squirrel.

Gray squirrel | Albino Squirrel | Black Form

Red squirrel

Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel (Minnesota Gopher)      We've seen Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrels twice.
 
Squirrel's Nest photo

Chipmunk

Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel (Minnesota Golden Gopher)


We've learned from naturalist Matt of Arboretum that gray squirrels tend to make nests near the tips of branches using leaves and twigs while red squirrels tend to build nests near trunks using shredded bark. To our surprise, Matt adds, "More flying squirrels live in Arboretum than gray squirrels. Flying squirrels often share nests with other squirrels like gray squirrels because flying squirrels are nocturnal (only active at night) while gray squirrels are active during the day. Flying squirrels visit bird feeders at night." That's why we've never seen flying squirrels.

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What we've seen: "This past spring, we saw a red squirrel raiding a robin's nest and eating one of the eggs."

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And one squirrel's attempt to overcome a bird feeder video
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