Gray Squirrels on the Coastside?


By on Mon, October 25, 2010

I grew up in Palo Alto / Menlo Park area and was used to seeing Gray Squirrels almost daily.  They would strip our walnut and almond trees, chew the telephone and electric lines, and to this day wreak havoc in general on the peninsula.

I moved to the Coast in 1986, and hadn’t seen a single Gray Squirrel until a few days ago, running along the top of my fence in my yard here in Montara. Has anyone else seen them around?  Have they been here all the time and I’ve just missed seeing them?

Looking forward to hearing what local folks have to say.