Squirrels are busy animals. When it is nice outside, it is hard to go anywhere or spend more than a minute looking out your window without seeing a squirrel. While these animals are busy throughout the warmer months, where do they go in the winter? Do squirrels hibernate?
Trees squirrels like the Gray, Fox and Red squirrels do not hibernate but many ground squirrels do. Ground squirrels are “light sleepers” and will often come out of hibernation for short periods of time. The Arctic Ground Squirrel is a serious sleeper that truly hibernates for up to eight months!