Since being introduced to Britain, the Grey Squirrel has largely displaced the native Red Squirrel and although enjoyable to look at in forests, they have become somewhat of a nuisance in urban and domestic areas.

Grey Squirrel Facts & Figures

  • Introduced in 1876 from USA
  • Can breed from only 5½ months old
  • Average 2 litters per year, 3-4 per litter
  • Can live to more than 12 years old
  • Damage to trees, bark stripping at pole stage
  • Chews timber and strip wires in lofts