Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) feeding on nut, Formby, Merseyside (@ Elliott Neep/Photolibrary)
- Red squirrels weigh up the good from the bad nuts by using their hands as scales.""Find out more about them
- Native to our country, British red squirrels number only 140,000 compared with the 2.5 million introduced greys.""That\s why we\re celebrating National Red Squirrel Week
- Until the late 1800s these squirrels ruled the woods until their grey American cousins brought squirrel pox with them.""But is there a glimmer of hope for a cure?
- ‘Squirrel pelt\ is a slang term for money in Finland as before the introduction of coinage it was used as currency.""Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘show me the money\