Thursday, 23 May 2019

North-east squirrel spotters to take note as reds fight back



 18/05/2019, 12:34 pm
Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels encourages more people to log sightings of red and grey squirrels across the country.
NEW data shows an invasive species of squirrel has almost been eradicated in the north-east thanks to the work of a charity and members of the public.
During the past 10-15 years the number of non-native, invasive grey species has reduced.
They are only being spotted in Aberdeen city now, as opposed to the wider region.
Grey squirrels push the native red species out, taking over their habitats and food.
Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels encourages more people to log sightings of red and grey squirrels across the country to promote awareness.
In Scotland more than 2,100 animals have already been added to the website.
Last year, 8,393 were tallied, compared with 5,311 in 2017.
In the north-east there has been a huge reduction in grey squirrels, which has allowed the red ones to thrive.
Since the start of the year more than 120 squirrels in Aberdeen City have been added to the map, with the majority of these red, and many more have been logged across Aberdeenshire.
Many have been spotted in Hazlehead Park, near the crematorium, and at Seaton Park. Remaining greys have been seen along the River Don.


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