Tagged: grey squirrel

Do Squirrels Hibernate?

A couple of frosty mornings ago I was stood in the garden watching the squirrels running along the fence and I wondered, when do squirrels go into hibernation? Do squirrels hibernate? For some...

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Squirrelling Away

The squirrel debate seems straightforward: red squirrels are native to Britain. Grey squirrels are invasive aliens. Reds are endangered. Greys are rampant. The disease squirrel pox threatens reds, while greys are immune carriers....

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Status of the red squirrel

The elusive red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is an animal that is much spoken about but seldom seen. In the UK they are synonymous with the victims of invasive species and most people are...

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New disease threat for Red squirrels

Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) in the UK are facing a new threat to their survival with adenovirus-related mortalities identified in both free-living and captive populations. This is unwelcome news for a species that...

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Fluffy Friends, or Do Squirrels Drive You Nuts?

The grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinenis) was introduced to regions of the UK during 1876-1930. Today, they are considered to be one of the most recognisable British mammal species; however their presence in the...

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