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Do you know what this is? We're pretty sure its some type of rodent, but we are completely stumped. Not even sure if its in North America. Can you help, or suggest a site that can? It would be so greatly appreciated!

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Hi,

It is a momonga, a Japanese Flying Squirrel.

http://factsanddetails.com/japan/cat26/sub164/item888.html

https://www.google.com/search?q=Japanese+dwarf+flying+squirrel&rlz=1C1TSNO_enUS458US458&espv=210&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=0ZHYUq3cN4rPsATVp4HgAg&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1777&bih=861&dpr=0.9#imgdii=_

So DON'T tell me you saw this in the forest in NY?


squeaks n giggles,

Natasha

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I can answer questions about raising mice and caring for them as pets, with knowledge from my 38 years of having fancy mice as pets. I have NO MEDICAL TRAINING and you should take a sick mouse to the vet; but if you simply can't, I will try to help you. I LOVE PHOTOS!!! I ALSO LOVE UPDATES! Let me know how the little tyke is doing later on, for better or worse, especially orphans. It also helps me to help the next person. Please first search first: use 'Natasha Mice Mouse' with whatever else your question includes. Or check out these links: **** YOUR FIRST MOUSE (my video; rough draft): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNK4uqNZTbA&feature=share **** TEN VIDEOS ON RAISING ORPHANS: http://www.youtube.com/user/CreekValleyCritters/videos?query=raising **** SEXING MICE: http://www.thefunmouse.com/info/sexing.cfm **** And some GREAT MOUSE INFO SITES: http://thefunmouse.com/info/index.cfm http://www.rmca.org/Resources/mousefaq.htm

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I have had mice for 40 years (since I was 5!). I raised them when I was a child but now I keep all females, and never fewer than three so that if one dies the others are not devastated, because they have each other.

Organizations
I run Rats and Mice are Awesome on Facebook. The official name is Rats are Awesome.

Education/Credentials
B.A., M.A., M.A. in Linguistics: Yale University and University of Connecticut

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