They may crush the flowers, and trample every living thing but they cant stop the spring..
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There are "flying" squirrels, pygmy squirrels, and big bruisers of Indian squirrels.
and dont mess with this squirrel:The tiniest squirrel is the aptly named African pygmy squirrel—only five inches (thirteen centimeters) long from nose to tail. Others reach sizes shocking to those who are only familiar with common tree squirrels. The Indian giant squirrel is three feet (almost a meter) long.
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I saw my first red squirrel in a long time in Monkstown, Co. Cork, an area with lots of oak woodland. I believe they may be mounting a comeback as the native pine marten has developed a taste for grey squirrel and is increasing its range.
Thanks for that Yojimbo. I was not aware of the possible link between the pine marten and the apparent slowing or maybe reversing of the decline of the red squirrel.
These people in UCG are undertaking a study of the interaction of pine martens and squirrels, both red and grey.
Mammal Ecology Group,
National University of Ireland
Here is the web site for the study and it includes a survey where they want people to report sightings. I have sent in my report.
I'm guessing there may be more than one out there.
Thought just occurred to me, these were a northern shrew and a northern blackbird, himmmmm, and it was around the marching season. Maybe they were just resolving a traditional dispute
Stereotype jokes, ya just got ta love em
Spotted a red squirrel in Millstreet County Park along with a Tundra hare and a couple of kestrels. Amazing spot if anyone is every passing by. Apparently the native red squirrel has a white tip on the tail.
Here's a clip from a short doc about some odd red squirrel activists in Scotland.
I've never seen a red squirrel where I live (Birmingham UK) but I sometimes see ones which look basically grey with a bit of red fur on their back and I wonder if they are mixes? Do they mate with each other?
They might be interested to hear of your sighting.