Our cat (his name is Clawed) recently began leaving small squirrel tails for us. We thought they were baby squirrels even though the coloring was different. Squirrel number 5 was left intact and my daughter discovered it was a flying squirrel! I’m not sure why Clawed left this one untouched, and I am even more curious how he caught so many flying squirrels. Apparently they are common in the area but are nocturnal so you don’t see them during the day much. They can glide three feet for every foot of altitude they lose and reportedly can glide from 50-300 feet.
Here is a picture showing the “wings” spread out: