Can I Legally Shoot Squirrels?

Is a squirrel considered a pest?

Squirrels are one of the most common mammals in the world and one of the most common pests Western Exterminator specialists get called about. Why? Because squirrels can damage property in their search for a place to nest and find food.

Can I shoot squirrels eating my garden?

Pellet gun, or air rifle. There is a certain satisfaction in shooting a squirrel that won’t stop pilfering your prize strawberries. I do shoot such squirrels with a pellet gun on occasion. Shooting is not a time-efficient way to deal with squirrels, however, and it isn’t even an option if you live in an urban area.J

Can you get rid of GREY squirrels?

It’s illegal to relocate grey squirrels under The Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019 and Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, as they’re a non-native species.

Is it legal to kill grey squirrels in the UK?

Grey squirrels have limited legal protection and can be controlled all year round by a variety of methods including shooting and trapping. It is an offence under section 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) to introduce and release grey squirrels into the wild.

Are squirrels in the rat family?

“Are Squirrels Rodents Like Rats?” Squirrels are absolutely rodents. While squirrels are rodents there are five SubOrders in the Rodentia class and squirrels and rats are in different SubOrders. This means that rats and squirrels are loosely related but are separate species that cannot interbreed.

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