Deadly disease hits Formby’s red squirrels

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 to remain vigilant for signs of sick or dead squirrels and to report back to the on-site warden. For further details, please see:

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