grey squirrel


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grey squirrel

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gray squirrel

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(Animals) a grey-furred squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis, native to E North America but now widely established elsewhere
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ONCE upon a time there was a little fat comfortable grey squirrel, called Timmy Tiptoes.
His dress was a tunic of forest green, furred at the throat and cuffs with what was called minever; a kind of fur inferior in quality to ermine, and formed, it is believed, of the skin of the grey squirrel. This doublet hung unbuttoned over a close dress of scarlet which sate tight to his body; he had breeches of the same, but they did not reach below the lower part of the thigh, leaving the knee exposed.
Kim was busy watching a grey squirrel. When the little scolding bunch of fur, close pressed to the branch, disappeared, preacher and audience were fast asleep, the old officer's strong-cut head pillowed on his arm, the lama's thrown back against the tree-bole, where it showed like yellow ivory.
It may sound a bit nuts - but black squirrels are the result of the grey squirrel interbreeding, a study suggests.
Police are investigating reports of a man drowning a grey squirrel in Airthrey Loch at Stirling University.
Red squirrel officer, Rachel Cripps, said: "Grey squirrel control is an essential part of red squirrel conservation.
Therese Coffey, Mr Gove's junior minister, rejected such pleas in a written answer last week, saying grey squirrel and muntjac "are highly invasive which cause significant impacts on protected species".
"We have seen this pattern before, and know that we are documenting fluctuations in red and grey squirrel populations, affected by environmental factors such as bad weather and natural food supplies in the autumn.
"We have seen this pattern before, and know that we are documenting fluctuations in red and grey squirrel populations, affected byenvironmental factorssuch as bad weather and natural food supplies in the autumn.
And of course everyone knows the grey squirrel is the mortal enemy of our own cuddly red squirrel.
Red Squirrels Northern England (RSNE) has released the results of its fifth annual red and grey squirrel survey, which has shown that reds can still be found widely across the north of England.