How to Call a Squirrel
You’ve heard ‘Seet’ and ‘Kuk’ in your lifetime but do you know how to call a squirrel? Here are some tips. The right way to call a squirrel is to use two different squirrelly sounds. They will start to creep towards you. But what if you don’t want to scare them away? There are other ways to attract a squirrel. Learn the proper way to call a squirrel by following these tips.
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It is possible to learn how to call squirrels by imitating the sound of their teeth biting on a nut. These little creatures have more intelligence than any other woodland creature, so this method is not always successful, but with persistence, you will eventually see positive results. If you have ever tried to call squirrels, you already know that they can be very difficult to lure. But, there are a few ways to get them to come running to you.
First, try calling as loud and soft as possible. You may be able to startle them by using a loud, fast call on a foggy day, but you will probably need to lower the volume if you’re trying to scare away a running squirrel. While calling will attract a squirrel, it may not be effective enough to bring it to your location if it responds by moving. Try calling in a circle around 50 yards and see if you can catch a squirrel.
A squirrel’s alarm call, or ‘kuk,’ is an alarm sound. This soft, puffy noise is made in succession as a warning to other squirrels. It is especially used when the animal is being chased by a cat or other aerial predator. ‘Kuk’ is a distinctly distinct sound that can cause a squirrel to flee. Whether you use this sound or not, make sure you take it seriously.
A squirrel’s kuk sound is composed of varying durations and pitches, similar to dog barking. A kuk sound is more pronounced than a quaa, which is a short, shrill sound. A squirrel’s quaa is a slightly longer, softer sound and is often used to hide in a tree or behind another object. Lastly, a squirrel may make a moan sound which sounds similar to a stifled sneeze.
If you’ve ever tried calling a squirrel, you know that a quaa is a warning call similar to a cat’s screech. Unlike the kuk, which is a shorter tone, the quaa is much longer and a much stronger signal that an intruder is nearby. Depending on its intensity and frequency, the quaa lasts anywhere from 0.04 to 0.05 seconds.
The most common sound a squirrel makes is a low-intensity buzz, which they produce from their nostrils. Unlike the kuk, which is a rapid, low-pitched bark, quaas are longer and lower pitched than kuks. Moreover, the call duration depends on the type of predator and the environment in which it occurs. A squirrel will often call its quaa only when it is feared by a predator.
A baby squirrel makes a muk-muk sound that is different from human speech. This sound is the result of the mother squirrel bringing the baby squirrel to her. This sounds is made when the baby squirrel is hungry or in need of help. A chirr-meow sound is another distinct sound. A squirrel will also emit a muk-muk sound when it senses a predator in its vicinity.
Squirrels make a ‘Kuk-muk’ sound to warn other squirrels about danger. The sound is short and sharp and resembles a dog bark. It is a warning that a potential predator will not be able to hear. The sound has several different tones and is typically repeated several times. The first one is the shortest and is distinctly different from the second.
In addition to kuk-muk, squirrels make a number of other sounds. Their barking sounds differ depending on the species, gender, age and circumstance of the individual. Their alarm calls differ from one another as well, depending on predators. The kuk-muk is the most common squirrel alarm call. A slightly higher-pitched version of the sound is called quaa. This call resembles a stifled sneeze.
When the squirrel feels threatened, they will hide in the ground or plaster against objects to protect themselves from the predator. The kuk-muk is the alarm signal that warns other squirrels that they are in danger. When a squirrel hears this sound, it will try to find another place to hide and may even attack if provoked. The call itself is a warning and may also help the squirrels avoid danger.
How do you set up a squirrel call?
You will need a P- squirrel call which is a type of TubeCall.
To use the call you place your lips over the top and bottom of the call and blow.
Where do you place the call?
You can place the call anywhere on your body.
How do you hold the call?
You will need to hold the call with your teeth and lips.
What kind of sounds does a squirrel make?
A squirrel will make a variety of sounds including chattering clicks and whistles.
How do you make a chattering sound?
To make a chattering sound you will need to hold the tube with your teeth and lips and click your tongue.
How do you make a click sound?
To make a click sound you will need to hold the tube with your teeth and lips and click your tongue twice.
How do you make a whistle sound?
To make a whistle sound you will need to hold the tube with your teeth and lips and blow.
What is the best time of day to call squirrels?
The best time of day to call squirrels is early in the morning or late in the evening.
What is the best time of year to call squirrels?
The best time of year to call squirrels is during the fall and winter.
How long should you wait before calling again?
You should wait at least 30 seconds before calling again.
How many calls should you make in a day?
You should make no more than 10 calls in a day.
What is the best place to call from?
The best place to call from is an elevated spot such as a tree stand.
What should you do if a squirrel comes towards you?
If a squirrel comes towards you you should remain still and quiet.
What should you do if a squirrel does not come towards you?
If a squirrel does not come towards you you should move to a different location and try again.
What should you do when you are finished calling?
When you are finished calling you should pack up your gear and leave the area.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.