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Home | Episode 36: Squirrels: Flee or Fight!  

WBU Podcast

Squirrels – You either love them or loathe them. If you have trees around, chances are you have squirrels too. In this episode, John and Brian are taking a different look at our furry friends. Whether you deter them or feed them, we all have opinions on the infamous backyard crittersLet’s pay homage to these entertaining and worthy opponents 

Squirrel species mentioned 
Fox squirrel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_squirrel
Red squirrel https://www.nwf.org/Educational-Resources/Wildlife-Guide/Mammals/Red-Squirrel
Western Gray Squirrel https://www.inaturalist.org/guide_taxa/340269 
Eastern Gray Squirrel https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/46017-Sciurus-carolinensis  
Humboldt’s Flying Squirrel https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/553059-Glaucomys-oregonensis 
Northern Flying Squirrel https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/46266-Glaucomys-sabrinus 
Southern Flying Squirrel https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/46272-Glaucomys-volans 

Former NASA engineer makes Squirrel obstacle course https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gQ84a273Wg  

Deter Squirrels 
Baffles and cages
https://order.wbu.com//poles-baffles-hobby-products/poles-baffles-hobby-products
Food
https://order.wbu.com/shop/bird-food/hot-pepper
Feeders
https://order.wbu.com/shop/bird-feeders/squirrel-proof-feeders 

Feed Squirrels 
Feeders
https://order.wbu.com/shop/bird-feeders/specialty-feeders
Food
https://order.wbu.com/shop/bird-food/special-category/mixed-tree-nuts