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Squirrel Numbers Up. Seasonal? #6604967
08/28/19 04:43 PM
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Lately, I've been catching quite a few squirrels. All summer long, at most, one a week. In the last two days, I've caught 5.

Is this a normal trend for the fall?

Found an article online about male squirrels moving out of the territory, while the females tend to hang back (to help avoid inbreeding, was their guess). Didn't check the sex of all, (do you ever get used to doing the gonad check?), but at least 3 were female...

Re: Squirrel Numbers Up. Seasonal? [Re: Urbancoon] #6606150
08/30/19 11:40 AM
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Squirrels will move due to changing availability of food. They start moving into areas with pecan trees here now. That is when I see a jump in their numbers in my hood.

Re: Squirrel Numbers Up. Seasonal? [Re: Urbancoon] #6606201
08/30/19 01:38 PM
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They have been nonstop here.


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Re: Squirrel Numbers Up. Seasonal? [Re: Urbancoon] #6606381
08/30/19 07:33 PM
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Thatís interesting. I generally only get squirrel calls in the fall/early winter and a few again in late spring/early summer (birthing season). A few here and there at other times, but not many. My last one they were chewing out screens and entering the living space (lots of houses up here donít have AC) - four different windows.

Re: Squirrel Numbers Up. Seasonal? [Re: Urbancoon] #6606888
08/31/19 02:19 PM
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Weather is starting to cool here, not a lot, but the grass is starting to green up again, so I'm sure the animals are noticing it.

Since the 5 caught, haven't seen anymore, so not an exodus of any sort yet. First year trapping them so I'll be able to see how numbers vary. I'm in the city, so it's hard to tell exactly where they are getting all their food. Can't see what's going on in the backyards--I do know that some neighbors are feeding them peanuts (not sure which--cat down the street is hiding them under the owners bed along with the usual mice, rats and birds).

Re: Squirrel Numbers Up. Seasonal? [Re: Urbancoon] #6606894
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neighbors are feeding them peanuts


Keeps those who nuisance trap in demand and $ in the bank.


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Re: Squirrel Numbers Up. Seasonal? [Re: TDHP] #6607151
09/01/19 12:46 AM
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Originally Posted by TDHP
Keeps those who nuisance trap in demand and $ in the bank.


So the business model is: wife sells bird feeders and peanuts, and husband does the ADC work? grin

Re: Squirrel Numbers Up. Seasonal? [Re: Urbancoon] #6607173
09/01/19 05:59 AM
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Yezzir!! Homeowners feeding wildlife is how many of their problems start as I'm sure you are already aware of this. The best is when they say they have a "couple" of feeders out and when you get there that "couple" is more like a 1/2 dozen with feed littered all over the lawn and they are curious as to why they have squirrels in their cabinets or garage etc where they keep the feed. Or the customer that takes down the feeders while you're trapping but will feed them at night by tossing feed by hand into the yard. Even better when you get them on camera and they say they didn't do it.


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