Local Squirrels

More 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 the forest;
-Can start breeding as early as Feb but it is doubtful if it stays cold here;
-Territory can be as large as 10,000 square meters although this is debatable. We have dropped and marked squirrels in the demonstration forest and they have returned to as far as 15km within a few days;
-Predators include martens and cats; and
-Litters of around 4 in spring.

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