John Whittles Wildlife

BRITISH WILDLIFE

American Gray Squirrel (Sciurus Carolinensis)

Gray Squirrel, introduced into the UK in the 19th century. blamed for the decline of the indigenous red squirrel. This is partly true as the Gray squirrel is larger and also caries a virus that is deadly to the reds. Habitat loss is probably also partly to blame.

Location: Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire

Photographer: John Whittles