Archive for March, 2007

Beware squirrel workers!

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Squirrels have bitten to death a stray dog which was barking at them in a Russian park. This is a story reported by the BBC News on the 1st December 2006 and has just come to the notice of the SquirrelWeb team. Black squirrels apparently attacked a dog in a park in the village of […]

The Barbary Ground Squirrel on Fuerteventura Island

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Marta L√≥pez-Darias The ecology of the invasion of the Barbary Ground Squirrel on Fuerteventura Island (Canary Islands) Background In 1965, the Barbary Ground Squirrel (Atlantoxerus getulus), a rodent native to Morocco and small areas of Algeria, was introduced onto Fuerteventura Is. Two squirrels were brought in as pets, but they were soon released and the […]