The strange case of the purple squirrel…and a Merry Xmas and Happy 2009 to all.

Students at a school in Stubbington, Hampshire in the south of England have been puzzled by sightings of a purple couloured, grey squirrel which they have named Pete. There are also several photographs giving authority the story. The reason behind the squirrels fancy coat colour seems to be related to its behaviour of going in and out of a building that stores old computer ink cartridges. Somehow some ink has become distributed over its body, probably aided and abetted by the squirrel grooming itself. See the storey on the BBC News Web PageThe Daily Telegraph, and the Metro. On such a colourful note, the SquirrelWeb team would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Xmas and a Happy 2009.

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