Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Grey Matters

The Toronto Star has an interesting article about the past, present and future of the introduced Eastern grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) in the U.K. and Europe. Coming from Canada, the article gives the perspective on a relationship with a native animal many people consider pests. For more ISW posts about the Eastern grey squirrel invasion (and the associated European decline of the red squirrel, S. vulgaris), click here.

Happy Furry Friday! vs. Squirrel turning white by Steffe
A baby grey squirrel Red squirrel photo by Steffe - look at those ears!!!
Am I the only American who thinks those red squirrels are a heck of a lot cuter than our grey "tree rats"? :-)

Thanks to John T. from Birds Etcetera for sending in a link to the article.

1 comment:

Nuthatch said...

I think Red Squirrels are super cute; hubby calls them "little red devils." Gray Squirrels come in second (esp. the black variety), and I think Fox Squirrels, our most numerous, are just ugly.