We don't get many in the garden!
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"We don't get many in the garden!"
Those of us who do regularly play host to them find them not only a nuisance by depleting (and damaging) bird feeders, but being destructive to young trees.
Interesting to watch? Yes. Cute? Undoubtedly. Welcome? Not really!
Apologies to those that don't welcome grey squirrels, but that is seriously cute!
I have some trees in my garden but none of them young, and I'd happily invest in some squirrel-proof bird feeders, so if any squirrels are reading this they'd be welcome at mine:-)
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Just to add - I caught up with the latest episode of the BBC's 'Tales from the Wild Wood' last night, in which the grey squirrel was highlighted as "public enemy number 1" for woods. The wood owner said he'd trapped and shot 429 squirrels over the past 4 years, but then said that they were continually replaced by new animals moving in from the surrounding area. So culling seems a bit fruitless really.
Do red squirrels ring-bark trees by the way? I'm just wondering if there would be a call to cull them if their numbers ever recovered enough?
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