Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Squirreled Away?

Officials in England are so concerned about dwindling populations of red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), they are considering euthanizing grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis). As reported by BBC News, Lake District National Park is the last stand of the endangered reds, who have been outcompeted and exposed to disease by the American greys. You can read about a previous unsuccessful attempt to control grey squirrel populations here.

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