What is the best way to cook squirrel without letting it marinate over night?
You should pan fry it. Dip it into egg, than lightly coat with flour, and pan fry in shortening, add seasonings to taste, salt pepper, etc.
If light catchs in the eyes of the flying squirrel during the night, their eyes shine a fiery red glow. It is a fantistic sight to see, two glowing red eyes staring back at you out of a tree in the middle of the night. They are fun to watch and very playful creatures, with surprising speed and grace. They can see in near total dark conditions, with moonshine or without.