Squirrels Have Many Natural Enemies
What Eats A Squirrel?

What eats squirrels?

What do squirrels eat?

Squirrels have plenty of predators, or natural enemies. They are often attacked by flying predators such as hawks and owls.

On the ground, squirrels need to be on the lookout for all the foxes, coyotes, wildcats, weasels and snakes that eat them whenever they get a chance.

And some four-footed predators, such as fishers and pine martins, even chase squirrels through the trees in order to make a meal of them.

And, what does a squirrel eat? Squirrels eat a variety of nuts, seeds, fruits and other types of vegetation.

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Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.