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  • A winding road cuts through a forested mountain in fall colors.
    Cherohala Skyway. Photo by Dzmitry (Dima) Parul, CC BY 2.0.

    Getting rare flying squirrels across the Cherohala Skyway road

    February 27, 2009 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. The Cherohala Skyway is a 36-mile road connecting Robbinsville, North Carolina with Tellico Plains, Tennessee. It’s scenic, curvy, and desolate, cutting across Nantahala and Cherokee National Forests with no amenities aside from bathrooms. This lonesome ribbon of road may not seem to impact wildlife, but try looking at it through the eyes of a flying squirrel. There are two subspecies of flying squirrels in the Southern Appalachians: the more common Southern flying squirrel, which is sometimes a pest in people’s homes, and the endangered northern flying squirrel, which lives only at extremely high elevations, including along the Cherohala Skyway.  Learn more...

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