Local Squirrels

Most common squirrels around us are Douglas Squirrels, though there are the larger sized and introduced flying squirrels and black/grey ones.

-Douglas squirrels are the smaller red/brown squirrels you see running around Whistler;
-Can start breeding as early as Feb but it is doubtful if it stays so cold here;
-Territory can be as large as 10,000 square meters although this is debatable. We have dropped and marked squirrels in the Cheakamus demonstration forest and they have returned to as far as Nordic within a few days…
-Predators include martens and cats; and
-Litters of around 4 in spring.