So, some number of weeks ago we had heard a scratching sound in some of the kitchen cupboards.Â We suspected mice.Â Fortunately, this cupboard area did not contain any food.Â At one point, a small furry thing was spotted briefly, and the cookbooks in the cupboard then got removed to prevent their being shredded.
Plans were discussed.Â Traps were purchased.Â Traps did not work – that is, the traps (the live trap kind) were found closed with no rodents in them.Â Soon after the setting of these traps, the noise ceased for a couple of weeks.
But then tonight, we heard it again, and opened the cupboard to get a good look at what was creeping around. Â It looked too big to be a mouse.Â Its head was not pointy enough.Â Its tail was not thin and hairless.Â In fact, after some googling of images, we discovered that we have a Southern Flying Squirrel lurking in our cupboards!
We have yet to actually snap a picture, or figure out what to do about the thing.Â We are finding it bizarre and kind of cool to have such a creature in there, rather than a run-of-the-mill mouse.Â Of course, the squirrel probably finds it exceedingly odd that there are people lurking in its ‘tree’.