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What kind of squirrels live in Washington State?

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) maintains records on the distribution of western gray squirrels in Washington. The public’s assistance in reporting sightings of this species is appreciated. The western gray squirrel is the largest tree squirrel native to the Pacific Northwest.
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When did the flying squirrel become a mammal?

The separation of mammalia rodentia into marsupial and placental. Flying squirrels’ relatives date back to the Eocene period, which was between 38 and 55 million years ago. Tree squirrels were first, about 30 million years ago. Followed by tree squirrels, between 28 and 2.5 million years ago.

What kind of animal is dangerous to squirrels?

Weasels are very adaptive predators. They hunt during the daytime and the nighttime. They are also very good at climbing so they are even dangerous for squirrels in trees. They are also very patient and they are likely to trap prey in a small space and then hunt it down.

What kind of squirrels live in the ground?

As for ground squirrels, their name also suggests their environment. They are larger than tree squirrels and they live on, or in the ground. There are some larger ground squirrels, but they go by a different name such as marmots, which is really just a group of large ground squirrels.


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