The squirrel a real house and garden pest.

Of all the species of wild mammals none are more frequently encountered than squirrels. Squirrels belong to the most successful and widespread order in the world, rodents. One of the main differences between squirrels and most other rodents is that squirrels have a rather large, bushy tail. All rodents are gnawing animals. Squirrels have well-developed jaw muscles and chisel-like front teeth that can chew through just about anything. These front teeth are kept sharp by gnawing on hard objects such as woody plant materials, seeds and nuts. This gnawing also serves another purpose. A rodent's front teeth grow constantly, so they must be filed down or they will grow to the point where they inhibit eating and the animal will starve.
  Rodents are known for their high reproductive rate. squirrels usually produce 2 litters of 2-4 young each year. The first litter is born in January or February while the second arrives in mid-summer. Young squirrels mature rather slowly for a rodent and are on their own in about 2 1/2 months. Leeds' squirrels give birth in nests normally located in trees. This nest also is the centre of the adult's activities throughout the year.

Most squirrels are active during the daytime. This characteristic makes their activities quite noticeable to us. They rely on their keen senses to detect danger when it is still some distance away and then they make a quick escape.
Squirrels basically are vegetarians. They eat a wide variety of plants, but they mostly use fruits and nuts. In the autumn, they are especially attracted to oaks, hazel and beech.  
 Medium-sized squirrels weigh about 1-2 pounds and are about 15 inches long, half of that being their tail. As their name suggests, their most common colour is grey with rust- colour hairs scattered throughout their coat. Under natural conditions, grey squirrels are most abundant in hardwood or mixed hardwood and pine forests. They are common in urban areas though, because they are not very fussy about their habitat needs. They do quite well in residential areas where only a few large trees are present. Oaks are especially attractive to them and they can supplement this food by using bird feeders and gardens.
we took 47 squirriels from one garden in wimbledon ? in 2 months

AGAIN SQUIRRIELS ARE VERMIN AND ARE NOT TO BE RELEASED.WILDLIFE AND ANIMAL ABANDOMENT ACT 1960 IT IS A OFFENCE TO RELOCATE TO A DIFFERENT AREA . PASSING ON THE PROBLEM OF VERMIN . AGAIN THEY CAN BE DISPATCHED ON SITE OR REMOVED TO A PLACE OF SAFETY FOR DISPATCHING .

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