Friday, October 01, 2010

Shock Horror..

Yesterday morning I had just approached the end of our lane on my way to work, when a sight greeted me that shook to the very core. I must warn you now, this is not for the faint hearted. What you are about to see is very disturbing indeed...

This is not the individual concerned as I didnt have my camera. I took this in Suffolk where they live.

 GREY SQUIRREL.

Not in a million years would I think that my very first Grey Squirrel in Northumberland would turn up on my doorstep! I realise that they are now quite regular as far up as Morpeth (20 miles) and as far down as Berwick (30 miles) but North Northumberland was considered free so far. We dont do Grey Squirrels here, just Reds! 

I cant believe I could be witnessing the demise of Tufty right in front of my eyes...

At least it was in a spot renowned for deaths of Red Squirrels on the road...be careful, yank, look both ways now... 

6 comments:

alan tilmouth said...

Should have set Bunty on it.

Kingsdowner said...

and if Bunty can't climb the trees, the number of the Red Squirrel Protection Partnership (i.e. Grey killers) is here:
http://www.rspp.org.uk/

Warren Baker said...

You dont want those bloody things up there Stewart !

Alan Gilbertson said...

I know the feeling Stewart.

I saw my first grey squirrel in the county on the north side of Acklington Village last September.

Sickening.

Ipin said...

You need to get a .22 and pop the bugger!

Ipin said...

Or if you want, Janet has a squirrel trap