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Grey Squirrel Tops Garden Wildlife Survey


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, grey squirrels )

Cher Away
- 98 days ago - theguardian.com
RSPB results show introduced species is the most spotted in the UK's gardens, with few people seeing the indigenous red squirrel



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Christeen Anderson (476)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 5:53 am
I feed many a grey squirrel everyday. I would love to see a red one.
 

Kit B. (277)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 6:19 am

Is there a plain brownish squirrel? I have many that do not look gray or red.
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 7:42 am
it iz prohibited to feed any kind of animals: at my balcony.

Even though: None Squirrel´s seen.
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 7:48 am
but my Mom succeeds to feed them (squirrels), by givin food Every single day to: Birds.
Of course: Clever! what-so-ever-coloured Squirrels manage to steal those ( foods).

& this is: True.
 

Ted W. (146)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 8:05 am
Noted! and shared liberally! Thank you very much Cher! :)
 

Ruth S. (314)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 8:43 am
I have a family of Squirrels that live in my backyard, I love watching them!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 10:16 am
These bird feeder thiefs have been my adversary for years.
 

Julie E. (317)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 10:25 am
A black squirrel hung out at my last place of residence.
 

Connie O. (40)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 10:30 am
I love squirrels...and the toad and hedgehog were good photos also!
 

Howard Crosse (15)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 11:16 am
I live in England and haven't seen a red squirrel, in the wild, for probably 40 years. Badgers are more common as are toads (and frogs). Generally our wildlife, particularly insects such as bumble bees, seems to be making a recovery following a very mild winter. Yesterday for instance, which was sunny and fairly warm, saw both bumble and honey bees all over the flowering cherry tree that is growing in my garden, a very welcome return (and a wonderful display of scented blossoms as well).
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 11:28 am
I regularly see frogs in my garden and welcome them as slug control :)
 

Barbara D. (107)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 1:36 pm
The grey squirrels are very invasive; in Pennsylvania they're driving off the resident reds very quickly.
On the island in Scotland we only have reds ~ no way for the greys to get here.
 

Patricia Raven (445)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 3:36 pm
I have lived in the same City for 45 years and have only ever seen one red squirrel
 

SJ J. (116)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 5:23 pm
noted, thanks
 

No Mails Thanks (177)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 10:11 pm
THANKS!
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Friday April 18, 2014, 12:39 pm
Read and Noted. I am impressed that over one-half million people took part in the count of animals and not just the birds. Thanks Cher, interesting article.
 

Patrick W. (0)
Wednesday May 28, 2014, 10:34 pm
Its wonderful that we have this much squirrel lovers around. I too love grey color squirrel. but i am very sad that many of my crops destroyed by this squirrel attack. It was last month I have a small farm with various crops but this attack of squirrel made me to lost many crop. I read some control methods for this attack in a site http://www.hawkeye.ca/pest-wildlife-animals/toronto-animal-wildlife-control-squirrel
is this really effective? Does any one know some method to prevent squirrel attack?
 
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