Can You Relocate Squirrels In Vermont?

Do relocating squirrels work?

Studies have shown that most squirrels relocated after being trapped die soon after their relocation because they are not familiar enough with the area to survive. The best option is to contact a wildlife rehabilitator and follow their instructions.

Can you relocate trapped squirrels?

It is best to drive several miles away (at least 3) to release the squirrels so that they cannot find their way back into your home and their nest. Although relocating the squirrel is the easiest method, it may not be the most humane.

What happens to squirrels when they are relocated?

The dangers of relocation A 5604 study of grey squirrels who were live-trapped and relocated from suburban areas to a large forest showed that a staggering 97 percent of the squirrels either soon died or disappeared from their release area.

How do you relocate a squirrel?

Simply relocate the animal about 25 miles or so away from your home. Once you find a destination (that has been approved by County ordinances such as a wildlife management preserve) you want to remove the squirrel trap from the back of the truck very carefully. Open up the top part and let the squirrel out now.

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