Unknown Colony Of Flying Squirrels Living Above Wildlife Experts

      A crew cutting down a dying oak tree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus made a surprising find – flying squirrels.

        A video shot by a member of the crew made its way to Larkin Powell, a conservation biology professor who was surprised by what he saw.

    Powell says biologists believed the only remaining Nebraska population of flying squirrels was 90 miles away near Indian Cave State Park in the southeast corner of the state.

     Instead, it turns out the tiny nocturnal animals had been living undetected in the treetops just above the animal experts at the university’s School of Natural Resources.

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