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A few days ago I was sitting in a chair against the fence when suddenly I heard a scrabbling behind me. When I looked around I saw a Red Squirrel staring down at me only 30cm from my face! I followed it round the garden into the front garden where it climbed surprisingly well up a monkey puzzle tree and then jump into the neighbouring tree, an Oak. There it sat close to the trunk on a branch for 20 minutes. It might be an escapee from a British wildlife centre 5 miles down the road but it is an awfully long way to walk/climb. I later saw it at the local nature reserve in our village, Hedgecourt Nature Reserve that isn't too far away and easy for it to walk there. The very strange thing is that we live in West Sussex and I'm pretty sure there aren't any Red Squirrels in West Sussex... Until now that is! Is there anything we can do to help and/or any reason it might be here??