Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Dead red squirrel for sale on eBay ... for £275

The seller suggests the rodent could be used for 'taxidermy purposes', but warns potential buyers it will have to be picked up because they 'wouldn't know how to post it'

Luke Traynor
15:36, 8 JAN 2018
UPDATED15:46, 8 JAN 2018

A dead red squirrel has been put up for sale on eBay for £275.

Bargain-hunters were shocked to find a picture of the rodent's body on the online auction site.

And at least three people were 'watching' the item, possibly with a view to buying it.

An opening bid of £10 is required, and the seller suggests the corpse could be used 'for taxidermy purposes'.

But one woman who saw the listing while looking for an ornamental squirrel, said she was horrified by the listing.

The seller writes: "Found this beautiful creature this morning, must have died of natural causes as no damage.

“Shame to let it decay, it’s so beautiful, maybe someone would like to taxidermy!”

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