Grey Squirrel Hyde Park
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|The North American grey squirrel was deliberately introduced to Britain and other parts of Europe during the 19th Century. Since then, despite being released merely as a curiosity to satisfy the Victorian penchant for novelty, the adaptable and hardy grey squirrel has thrived in Britainís parks, gardens and woodlands. Indeed, it has now become so widespread, that it is accepted by many as a natural part of our wildlife, much enjoyed by many people and perhaps one of the most commonly seen British mammals.|
However, despite the obvious charm and appeal of the grey squirrel, it is now clear that itís continuing spread through the British Isles is having at least three major impacts on Britainís native flora and fauna, which are poorly adapted to withstand its presence. Most significantly, the grey squirrel has contributed to the catastrophic decline of Britainís native red squirrel (Reynolds, 1985), but they are also responsible for causing significant damage to woodland of both economic and amenity value (Forestry Commission, 2002), and recent scientific studies have reported that they are having a serious impact on Britainís already imperilled woodland birds.
Infor from http://conservation-issues.co.uk/Articles%20Pages/Grey_Squirrel_Article_07-07.ht
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Cute squirrel in typical pose.Wonderful colours,great sharpness and enhancement of the eye.Thank You.
Have a good week!
- [2012-06-25 15:30]
Hi Pam,how is tender this little squirrel! I like a lot the face and the position,magnificent capture,great details and colors a beautiful light on the eye! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano