Tagged: Red squirrel

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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? I thought about it some...

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Why not holiday at home this year

Having enjoyed a rather wonderful tour with UK Wildlife Safaris last year – on which I was lucky enough to observe myriad species ranging from Pine Martens and Badgers to Bottlenose Dolphins – I thought...

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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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