The estimated number of squirrels in a given area, , is , where A is the area surveyed, Z is the number of squirrels seen, S is the time spent observing, y … How many with big nads not so much ( 6 More: Interesting , New York City , Eastern Gray Squirrel , Jamie Allen , Count , first squirrel census of Manhattan , Tree squirrel , count of squirrels , help of Donal Bisanzio r/newyorkcity: The alternative New York City subreddit! Squirrels are hunted, but they are wily critters that are not easy targets. But the humble eastern gray squirrel is finally getting some time in the spotlight, thanks to the first-ever Central Park Squirrel Census. More than 300 volunteers took to Central Park this fall in an effort to count all the Eastern gray squirrels there. A study published by FEBS Letters in 2014 demonstrated how a pigment gene missing a piece of DNA, can be a determinant of a eastern gray squirrel's coat. A greater hazard than falling is crossing roads where squirrels meet their fate in huge numbers.

The black coloration in eastern gray squirrels and fox squirrels is believed to both stem from a faulty pigment gene. Last October, more than 300 volunteers fanned out over the famous New York City green space, covering more than 840 acres over 11 days. Squirrels are generally small animals, ranging in size from the African pygmy squirrel and least pygmy squirrel at 10–14 cm (3.9–5.5 in) in total length and just 12–26 g (0.42–0.92 oz) in weight, to the Bhutan giant flying squirrel at up to 1.27 m (4 ft 2 in) in total length, and several marmot species, which can weigh 8 kg (18 lb) or more. (No idea how, I literally just pulled that number from my ass.) Squirrels are high wire athletes, but sometimes they do fall. 1.5 squirrels/acre * 747 million acres of inhabited land = 1.12 billion squirrels So, here are my final numbers for comparison: Human population: 298.44 million Squirrel population: 1.12 billion It is clear that based on this estimation that the squirrel population … Squirrels and People. They’ve been called “tree rats,” maligned in pop culture, and otherwise ignored as urban pests. Here's what they found.

( I guessed 2,375 so was off by only 2.

I went to this event, and actually won one of the full reports!

For many people, the gray squirrel is their closest contact with mammalian wildlife.