During the day, you may see squirrels running just about everywhere. They run through yards, along power lines, and up trees. But, in the night, after they burn up all of that energy they need to catch some serious sleep. It begs the question, “Where do squirrels sleep?”
Where a squirrel sleeps and lives depends on the type of squirrel, the time of year and the region of the country they live in. In general, Gray and Red squirrels sleep in tree nests called dreys while ground squirrels sleep in underground burrows consisting of tunnels up to 30 feet in length.
Let’s take a look at some more details for the different types of squirrels and where they nap and snooze.
Ground Squirrels Sleep in Different Places Than Tree Squirrels
Most species of squirrels belong to one of two categories — tree squirrels and ground squirrels. The Eastern gray squirrel, red squirrel, and flying squirrel are tree squirrels. They sleep in nests or dens that they create or find in trees. [Read more…]