Squirrels are everywhere in Florida...from our coastal areas...inland areas North to South. They were referred to as "incredibly agile".......which we all know very well... "cute"....well....I'm not so sure about that, and.... wacky characters, which I'm sure that we all totally agree with. Many people just love them except for a lot of us bird lovers....as Tom and I know so well. It's said that they can empty out a bird feeder in a matter of minutes. Tom and I know they love our nice full bird feeders but didn't know they could empty them as quick as that! We've watched them jump from tree branches high and low to the bird feeders.... sometimes it worked for them.....then all of a sudden....it didn't anymore....because Tom put baffles on our bird feeder poles. And they have worked very well for us.
Here in Florida we have a few squirrels that live here. The Southern Flying Squirrel is seen in wooded areas throughout Florida, except for the Keys. It is buff brown to gray with a white underside, large eyes and a tail that is 3-5" wide, flat and 8-10" long. It's able to glide from tree to tree. Average glide is 30-50 feet! When it gets very cold and there is no food around they will stay in their nest and sleep it out. It feeds on nuts, acorns, seeds, berries, fungi, lichens, insects and birds and their young and its eggs. Southern Flying Squirrels may store up to 15,000 nuts each year.