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Red Squirrel Action

QUICK TIPS: See tips on deterring squirrels from using nestboxes.

Chewed hole
Chewed up the hole

Red Squirrels will use a nestbox, especially if the hole is enlarged and it is mounted on a tree or fence. Here’s one thing that can happen when you don’t put up a squirrel/raccoon baffle, or a hole guard. Metal hole guards are available from various suppliers , or you can make your own. Note that one source says thick wooden hole guards may deter Tree Swallows. See more info about Red Squirrel Biology.

Red Squirrel
Red Squirrel not shy about claiming box
Red Squirrel nest
Stolen napkins used for nest

A squirrel is just a rat with a better outfit.
– Sex and the City


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