Archive for November, 2007

Deadly disease hits Formby’s red squirrels

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

The coastal pine woodlands at the National Trust Reserve at Formby hold one of the few remaining strongholds for red squirrels in northern England. However, recent news that the deadly squirrelpox virus, carried by alien grey squirrels, has entered the population is very worrying for their continuing survival. Walkers and local residents have been asked [...]

The incredible swimming squirrel

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

A red squirrel was seen by passengers on a pleasure boat on Lake Ullswater in the Lake District in northern England; the animal was at least 270 m from the shore. The squirrel hitched a lift on the boat and returned to shore unscathed. For more on this story see news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/7096816.stm