Squirrels are found in five species. Squirrels were brought to the city by the people who wanted them to live in open spaces, parks and gardens since it seemed like a good idea. The squirrels were also used to tame young boys who have a tendency of cruelty. They were used as an opportunity to teach kindness and compassion in the public sphere as it happens with domestic pets.
Contrary to coyotes, raccoons and rats that learned that living with humans translates into more food, the squirrels did not move to the city to get handouts. Before 1800, it was hard to find a squirrel around the cities while the countryside had put bounties on them. The squirrels did not choose to live in town until the time that people decided to take them to the city themselves.
The squirrels were given boxes and food while trying to light up parks. According to who you choose to talk to, the squirrel can be a grimy pest or an adorable creature. However, from these parks, they started to infiltrate city neighborhoods and backyards, and they have become part of the human environment permanently.
When in the urban areas, the squirrels can take advantage of crawlspaces, basements, chimneys and attics. There are many problems that may be avoided if their entryway is sealed and they cannot take up residence. When the squirrel is in the attic, it may be raising its young ones, so you have to wait to try out the removal.
Many oppose the relocation of wildlife as a solution to the human and wildlife conflict. When it comes to the squirrels, the relocation is normally a temporary solution since the relocated animals may be replaced by other squirrels in no time. Relocation of squirrels has led to the proliferation of the non-native species within new habitats, and it is important to note that the different squirrel species also have their different habitat needs. The squirrels which do well in suburban and urban neighborhoods will not be able to survive in the dense forest. The squirrels are known to be territorial, and this means that when they are relocated to a new habitat, they will have to fight off the squirrels found in these established locations.
The squirrels, even if they have adapted to cities, should not be made pets and they are at the same time unique and expensive. They require extensive medical care and they are not easy to accommodate if they are in a captive situation.
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