Koprowski, J. L. 2002. Handling tree squirrels with a safe and efficient restraint. Wildlife Society Bulletin 30: 101-103.


John L. Koprowski

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.


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