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Managing Rock Squirrels in Utah

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Although they do not exist in large colonies like other ground squirrels, rock squirrels can still sometimes generate conflicts with homeowners and farmers alike. Most damage occurs when a few rock squirrels take residence in a homeowner’s back yard, and begin to forage on garden vegetables and fruit trees. There are several direct and indirect ways that private landowners can manage and reduce rock squirrels on their property. This fact sheet give management tips.


Katie Carroll

Date 2015
Publisher Utah State University Extension
Language English
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  1. Animal roles
  2. Destruction of animals
  3. human-animal conflict
  4. Mammals
  5. Management
  6. Rodents
  7. squirrels
  8. Wild animals