This happened in LaGrange GA. We heard some crawling around behind one of the faux-wood shutters on our front porch. So I eased it back and saw this:
If you can't make out the scale, the furry part was about 3 inches long. I didn't want him hanging out right there so I took the shutter off and tried to carry it to the woods but he jumped off. I videoed this:
He definitely had trouble flying but he didn't seem to be sick. He didn't look like a baby to me but I'm not familiar. Any idea what his problem was? He's currently either in the holly bush right next to the house or made his way to the woods in the back yard. I've heard horror storied about rabies so I avoided direct contact the best I could considering how cool this was to see one this close.