In the red

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

IDID en­joy read­ing The Duke of Cam­bridge’s ar­ti­cle about his fa­ther’s pas­sion for the coun­try­side and his love of red squir­rels (Novem­ber 14). We are for­tu­nate to live on the Isle of Wight and we only have red squir­rels —no shades of grey here! Read­ing that The Prince of Wales even lets them into the house brought back happy mem­o­ries of a few years ago when my dear, late mother was liv­ing in a nurs­ing home in Woot­ton and the daily vis­its of these de­light­ful crea­tures bright­ened her days. The squir­rels were so tame they would come to the French win­dows of her room and stand on their hind legs, peer­ing in­side to see what was go­ing on. Their skill in ac­ro­bat­ics was en­chant­ing and we sup­plied them with a feed­ing sta­tion on a pole, the prized nuts held se­curely in a lid­ded box. Af­ter watch­ing them for a while, my hus­band re­alised that they needed a lit­tle as­sis­tance and made them a small ac­cess lad­der so they could lift the lid to get to the nuts. Enor­mous fun, both for the squir­rels and the watch­ers. Tessa Baker, Isle of Wight

The writer of the let­ter of the week will win a bot­tle of Pol Roger Brut Réserve Cham­pagne

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