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Much-maligned grey squirrel not as bad as claimed

Published 17/08/2015

Few wild animals suffer a more tarnished reputation than the grey squirrel.

Greys are blamed for numerous atrocities - from environmental destruction to the near extinction of the red squirrel. As a consequence, they have been slaughtered in their millions.

Greys are falsely blamed for large-scale destruction of woodland. In reality, humans cause more environmental damage than a squirrel ever could.

For those people who do wish to deter squirrels from in and around their homes, Animal Aid has free advice sheets. You can contact us on 01732 364 546.


Animal Aid

Belfast Telegraph

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