Handling tree squirrels with a safe and efficient restraint

John L. Koprowski

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The most desirable handling techniques consider the safety of the study organism and the researcher, maximize efficiency by minimizing handling times, and reduce costs. I detail a handling device for tree squirrels that is safe, efficient, inexpensive, and portable. The restraint has been used to handle >3,500 individuals of 7 species of tree squirrel with a mortality rate of <0.01%. The cloth device enables handling of tree squirrels with minimal mortality in the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-103
Number of pages3
JournalWildlife Society Bulletin
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002


  • Handling techniques
  • Sciuridae
  • Squirrels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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