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Unlikely BFFs!

Given the fact that we do not have squirrels in Malta, I always stop and admire them scurrying along parks. However, the grey squirrel has a much deeper and sinister agenda than its cute and fuzzy exterior lets on…

 

The Eursian Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is species of tree squirrel native to Northern European and Asian countries. This animal was especially prominent in Great Britain, being of notable importance to humans as a source of fur. However, the peculiar Victorian fashion of introducing non-native species in the 19th Century has resulted in devastating results for this species.

Photo credit: Peter G Trimming

Full article can be found at Frontier’s Gap Year Blog:

http://gapyearblog.org.uk/science-club/2013/2/27/unlikely-bffs.html

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