Discovered the Resident

I was inspecting a bird house in my backyard today that I thought was abandoned and discovered this little guy. It’s a Flying squirrel that has apparently been living there all season but I just hadn”t noticed since I did not see any signs of activity. I tapped on it and the squirrel popped it’s head up and looked out to see what was happening. The second time I tapped the box it jumped out and glided to the ground. I was totally surprized. This is truly an awesome discovery, especially in my own backyard which is heavily populated buy the ever present Tree Rats that seem to be destroying the pine trees from the top down.