Grey Squirrels and Red Squirrels

Discussion in 'Small Game Hunting' started by oh no, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. oh no

    oh no New Member

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    I have a question. For the past 30 years I have lived here, we have only had red squirrels at our bird feeders.. This past winter we have had some gray ones show up.

    Is this something I should worry about. I have about 7 acres of mature pin and red oaks that they are living in. I don't know if they will present a problem or not. Both red and gray are at the feeder at times. They seem to get along.
     
  2. gottagetabigun

    gottagetabigun New Member

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    i think the only thing i would worry about is do i want them fried or make dumplings out of them.
     

  3. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Don't think you will jave any problems Jim. A squirrel is a squirrel. They usually don't live together. I have heard of them cross breeding though. Maybe they do live together. LOL
     
  4. Coyote1

    Coyote1 New Member

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    Dear Brother Ames;
    Jim, I don't think you have anything to worry about, the squirrels are simply going to where they find the food.
    It's been a bit of a weird winter, especially in some areas of the country, and animals are simply migrating to the food sources. I have the same thing happen with the Grey Squirrels around here where I live.
    Not to worry, get your camera, or your rifle out, whichever you prefer and what your States Laws will allow, and have fun.
    Hope this helps you.
    Fraternally,
    Coyote1
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  5. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    not sure here you see more greys than you due reds
     
  6. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    No worries, they do just fine together.Some places you go you just might see reds others greys and like you sometimes together.There shouldnt be any problems as long as theres food they will all come around for a free meal.
     
  7. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I'd only worry about which ones to invite for supper[for me ]:wink:
     
  8. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    They do live together well. And breed together. around here we're seeing a lot of fox squirells with white bellys because of the intermixing.. the only thing is. they get smaller the more they breed with greys..
     
  9. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Here where I live we have red, gray and BLACK squirrels. The black squirrels were introduced from somewhere else in the USA. Not sure where. Anyhow all the squirrels seem to get along just fine. My father-in-law feeds them constantly and has all color varieties of squirrels together. :0a26:

    Mark..
     
  10. oh no

    oh no New Member

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    I have seen those black squirrels about a mile from my place. Maybe I'll have them beggars too before long. lol
     
  11. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    We have both here but it seems the greys are in thickets more than fox squirrles. Fox tend to hang out in woodlots, fencerows and such. I know from experience a grey is born wild as heck and they are more nervious it seems. A 1/2 grown fox is some mity fine vittles.
     
  12. Katfish Kern

    Katfish Kern New Member

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    I dont think there will be any problems with the greys and reds. The only time I have seen squirrels have a problem is when a big fox squirrel would come around and try to run the show.
     
  13. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    I have read where Grey squirrels have crowded out other Squirrel species here and other countries where they have been introduced.They do it very slowly and may take a century.It was claimed that they are more adaptable to our forestry changes and urbanization.I think England and Scotland are having a time with them.Being they gave us the Red Fox,Starlings and English Sparrows,I think that they deserve them.Makes sense.They will even move into your house with you.

    I love you Brothers and Sisters.peewee