Anonymous asked in EnvironmentOther - Environment · 1 decade ago

Do squirrels hibernate?

I saw a couple of squirrels in early winter but now I can't see any!?

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes, at least squirrels native to places with cold winters do. However, not all squirrels do. Where I live (western Canada) tree squirrels are active year-round, but ground squirrels retreat into their burrows in late August or early September and don't emerge until the following spring. They are true hibernators - if you happened to find a hibernating ground squirrel you could pick it up and it wouldn't wake up.

    Source(s): Am a wildlife biologist with an interest in small rodents.
  • 1 decade ago

    They don't hibernate, they just stay indoors in bad weather.

  • 1 decade ago


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