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Observed: 21st April 2012 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in MammalsSimon Walker’s reputation in MammalsSimon Walker’s reputation in Mammals
Squirrels, juvenile, 2012-04-21 003 reduced

Hmm. There isn't a habitat that covers the tops of roofs! This is not the first time that squirrels have bred in this roofspace. I'm glad it's not mine. I've had squirrels in my loft before, and they're not a lot of fun.
There are two blacks and two greys in this litter.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) interacts


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I had a stoat nest in the flat roof space of the bathroom last year and you could hear the young making a racket when the food came in but the smell was horrendous had to leave the window open,once gone found the entrance and it is now blocked off.


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I can imagine!

There must have been a whiff of rotting carcasses...
The squirrels in my loft were quite noisy; you could hear them pelting about. The major concern was their reputation for chewing electric cables. Bad news for the squirrel, of course, but it could set the house on fire. I love wildlife, but not enough to die a horrible death at their hands (or more accurately, teeth). I bought a squirrel/cat/rodent scarer. it detects them, flashes a strobe light, and emits a high-pitched scream which, even though I can't hear it, feels quite uncomfortable even to me. They vacated the premises at once.
It was a shame it had to be done, because it put off the starlings that used to nest up there too.

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Non-lethal actions

Well, good for Sheila for putting up with the smell until the young had gone, and to both of you for finding ways to deal with the problems that didn't involve killing the beasties.

Gill Sinclair
OU Certificate in Contemporary Science
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