McSquirrels take the high road
Can you explain the reasoning of the people behind the Trees For Life scheme to move red squirrels from gardens to Scotland? ‘Gardeners help squirrels’ ( Clippings, January issue). How would they like to be forcibly moved from their homes to the highlands of Scotland? Squirrels are wild creatures and should be left alone – most wild animals adapt to changes as long as humans don’t intervene. Paul Chandler, Worcs We say This initiative was to move squirrels from other parts of Scotland to national parks, where they can, and indeed have flourished. The ideal habitat encourages them to spread out and breed to increase their numbers.
Squirrels need room to roam