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Squirrel Red

Sciurus vulgaris

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Beautiful red-orange fur, this is one of our few native mammals. Feeds on nuts and young birds. Under threat from the grey squirrel. They leave or die out when the grey squirrel appears and return when the grey squirrel is removed from the habitat. Much discussion these days about whether the non-native grey squirrels should be all sent back to North America - their native home.
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Squirrel Red