NZ2570 : Red Squirrel

taken 11 years ago, near to Longbenton, North Tyneside, Great Britain

Red Squirrel
Red Squirrel
A beautiful native red squirrel snoozing in Gosforth Park, where the last surviving urban population in England can be found. Reds are endangered mainly because of the invasive north American grey squirrel brought into England in the late 1870's. The larger grey out-competes reds for food and habitat and carries squirrelpox virus which is harmless to them but deadly for our poor reds who die a slow and painful death. For more information visit LinkExternal link
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NZ2570, 31 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 21 February, 2008
Category
Wildlife   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 258 703 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:1.5939N 1:35.8116W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 258 702
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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