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grey squirrel

a grey-furred squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis, native to E North America but now widely established
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It may sound a bit nuts - but black squirrels are the result of the grey squirrel interbreeding, a study suggests.
Non-native grey squirrels outcompete the native reds for food and habitat.
"People should never set a trap for grey squirrels unless they are willing and able to dispatch humanely, or have made prior arrangements for a trained individual to do so for them.
Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels encourages more people to log sightings of red and grey squirrels across the country to promote awareness.
But some people in the area say the LWT is publishing "propaganda" against grey squirrels, and wants to "kill them all".
Therese Coffey, Mr Gove's junior minister, rejected such pleas in a written answer last week, saying grey squirrel and muntjac "are highly invasive which cause significant impacts on protected species".
"Grey squirrels were detected in the majority of sites within the Slaley stronghold, reflecting the halt in conservation work due to the lack of funding.
And of course everyone knows the grey squirrel is the mortal enemy of our own cuddly red squirrel.
GREY squirrels could have taken over from native red squirrels in the UK due to their problem-solving powers, researchers said.
For the first time since the annual survey began in 2012, last year found grey squirrels present in more sites than reds.
Many of the older generation remember seeing reds on a regular basis, but that was back in the 1950s and early 1960s, before grey squirrels had really got a hold in Mid Wales," Ms Hulme said.