Squirrels

Grey Squirrel

GRAY SQUIRREL

The head & body of the Grey Squirrel ranges between 8-10 inches, with the tail measuring approximately 7 ¾-10 inches. They weigh between 0.75-1.6 pounds. Grey squirrels will usually birth 2 litters of 2-3 young per year, one in early spring and then again late in the summer.

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Red Squirrel

RED SQUIRREL

The head & body length of the Red Squirrel ranges between 7-8 inches, with the tail measuring approximately 4-6 inches long. They weigh between 0.45-0.55 pounds. Red squirrels will usually birth 2 litters of 3-7 young, per year, one in early spring and then again late in the summer.

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richardsons ground squirrel

RICHARDSON GROUND SQUIRREL

Ground squirrels measure between 9 to 11 inches, while their semi-bushy tail adds another 5 to 9 inches in length. They are brownish gray in colour and speckled with off white along the back; the sides of the head and shoulders are light gray to whitish.

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How to Kill Ground Squirrels and Pocket Gophers

As the snow melts away in western Canada and the signs of spring are appearing, so are thirteen-lined ground squirrels and pocket gophers. The 13 stripped Richardson ground squirrel can easily be identified by its thirteen stripes on its back and its golden brown fur. The pocket gopher has no stripes and is golden brown…

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Pest Spotlight: Richardson Ground Squirrel

Scientific Name: Urocitellus richardsonii Common Names: Gopher, Dakrats, Flickertail Color: Brownish – Grey Weight: .44 – .88 pounds, on average Length: 12 inches Fact: A Richardson Ground Squirrel’s aka ‘Gophers’, tail is constantly trembling, hence the nickname “Flickertail”. Habits Richardson Ground Squirrels are generally active during the day in spring and summer months. Females tend…

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