Movements of the grey squirrel as revealed by trapping.

Published online
24 Feb 1970
Content type
Journal article
Journal title
Journal of Applied Ecology

Taylor, K. D. & Shorten, M. et al

Publication language


Studies in woodland at Alice Holt, Hampshire from 1954 to 1960 indicated that the average maximum distance moved by adult males caught more than once was 524 yards and by adult females 285 yards. Seasonal movement was characterized by increased movements by males in June. No evidence was found of squirrels moving towards attractive sources of food such as cereal crops. The effects of trapping on the recorded movement of squirrels are discussed. KEYWORDS: animal ecology \ ecology \ physiology \ plant physiology \ physiology \ plant physiology \ catabolic processes \ metabolism respiration \ Squirrels

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