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