[Tweeters] Trapping Eastern Gray Squirrels

Gregory, Sara (DFW) Sara.Gregory at dfw.wa.gov
Fri Dec 20 10:52:24 PST 2013

Anyone pondering squirrel problems should read the WDFW guidelines found here: http://wdfw.wa.gov/living/tree_squirrels.html#conflicts

You can also call or email me directly with additional questions.

Sara Gregory
District Wildlife Biologist (Benton & Franklin Co.)
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
2620 N. Commercial Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
509-545-2201 (desk)
509-770-3142 (cell)
509-545-2229 (fax)
sara.gregory at dfw.wa.gov

-----Original Message-----
From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Christine Southwick
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2013 7:34 AM
To: Deborah West
Cc: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Trapping Eastern Gray Squirrels

Ooh, I like that idea! But we would have to be sure and only use it while the Grays dominate. Then the Douglas might actually have a chance.

I asked the same question about what to do with the live trapped squirrels. I don't suppose the zoo would want them? Owls and carnivores could have freshly-caught meat.

Christine Southwick
N Seattle/Shoreline
clsouthwick at q.com


On Sat, 14 Dec 2013, Deborah West wrote:

> Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2013 11:18:57 -0800

> From: Deborah West <olyclarinet at gmail.com>

> To: tweeters at u.washington.edu

> Subject: [Tweeters] Trapping Eastern Gray Squirrels


> Yesterday there was a post which included this, about which I have a question:

> With much great success, I aggressively campaign to keep my

> Bellevue-Eastgate yard and the neighborhood south of I-90 Gray

> Squirrel free, usually an effort that has to be repeated every 3-5

> years. Soon after the Gray's have been eliminated (have-a-hart live

> trapped), 5 here in 48 hours just recently, the Douglas return,

> repopulate, and are a great joy to have around, ...and no Eastern Gray

> Squirrels have been detected around here now for three weeks!


> Having trapped the squirrels, what do you do with them which both does

> not transfer the nuisance, for people, to another neighborhood, or cause problems for other Douglas Squirrel populations?


> I am waiting for the day when there is squirrel food which contains a birth control agent!



> Deborah West

> Olympia

> olyclarinetatgmaildotcom



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