The Western Gray Squirrel and Other Squirrels in Washington


Published: 2010

Pages: 2

Author(s): Lori Anne Ryan and Mary Linders

This is a guide to distinguish the state-threatened western gray squirrel from other native squirrels (Douglas', red and flying) and from three introduced species (Eastern gray, fox and California ground squirrel) with which they can be readily confused. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife maintains records on the distribution of western gray squirrels in Washington; your assistance is appreciated. Western gray, Douglas', red, and flying squirrels are all protected species in Washington (WAC 232-12-011).