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squirrel racism
« on: 23/01/2006 14:24:33 »
Sunday, 22 January 2006, 03:58 GMT  

""Grey squirrels face massive cull  
 
Native red squirrels are outnumbered by greys by 66 to one
A massive cull of grey squirrels is to take place across England to try to halt declining numbers of the endangered native red population.
Biodiversity minister Jim Knight said "humane and targeted pest control" would cull greys in areas where red squirrels are being 'squeezed out'.""

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4635330.stm
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« Reply #1 on: 23/01/2006 17:52:24 »
Sad really isn't it..why not relocate them to another area where there are no reds...or is that too expensive?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 24/01/2006 04:39:35 »
Damn yanky squirrels.:)

It is sad, but it is necessary.

Grey squirrels are not native to England and were introduced here from north America in the late 19 century, and since then they have almost driven out the  the smaller native red squirrel so much so that if the greys population isn't cut back soon the beautiful red squirrel will eventually become extinct in the UK.

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« Reply #3 on: 25/01/2006 14:37:23 »
MON THE REDS!


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« Last Edit: 26/01/2006 13:58:41 by ROBERT »
 

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« Reply #5 on: 26/01/2006 14:21:23 »


I doubt this product has been scientifically tested. :)

http://www.squirrelman7.com/
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« Reply #6 on: 26/01/2006 18:41:26 »


The greys have had it. Look at the size of the friends the reds have got! :D
 

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« Reply #7 on: 27/01/2006 19:10:07 »
Damn yanky squirrels.

A little history lesson for you.

The American Gray squirrel liberated the UK from the "Red menace". It was a pre-emptive attack known as the "Bushy-tail doctrine". The intelligence services had observed the Reds hiding something in the ground each October. So a group of American top squirrels, know as "the nutters" convinced a few foreign rodents that the "Reds" were hoarding something and we should know 'cos we sold it to them years ago.

The heroic grays sailed over to the UK in ships heading home after dropping off hundreds of African guest workers, and were welcomed with open paws (just before they killed them). And the rest is history.

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« Reply #8 on: 27/01/2006 20:52:03 »
I ran a grey squirrel over once....actually no, it was two rabbits !..sorry...once they've been run over they all look the same.

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« Reply #9 on: 27/01/2006 21:23:58 »
True story

I also ran a squirrel over once, it hit my front spoiler and rolled along the road..... my wife made me stop the car and go back in case it was hurt rather than dead, as i bent down to look at it, it jumped up at me, i fell backwards and it ran away. My wife didnt stop laughing, shame we didnt have a video camera it would have won a prize

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« Reply #10 on: 28/01/2006 04:56:05 »
It must've been a Texas Squirrel.  :-)  The same thing happened to me and my son was with me and I had to back up and go and check the little fellow out, he jumped up and ran across the road after pretending he was dead...a conspiracy, I tell you, a conspiracy....I was late to a function because of the incident and no one would believe when I finally arrived.

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« Reply #11 on: 28/01/2006 05:10:29 »
Uh Oh !...Terminator Squirrels from the future !

I hope that did not sound like ACORNY comment !! :D

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« Reply #12 on: 28/01/2006 05:38:06 »
I don't think the squirrels can quote "I'll be back" and if they do...I am outta here!

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« Reply #13 on: 29/01/2006 11:09:17 »
Neil - that wasn't a good joke, it was merely oak-kay
 

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« Reply #14 on: 30/01/2006 12:40:29 »
WARNING: If anyone with allergies plans to eat a squirrel be aware that it "may contain nuts". :)

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« Reply #15 on: 30/01/2006 14:37:25 »
LOL :)0

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