Comments for en-gb 30 Thu 18 Sep 2014 00:31:11 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at Dimps Red squirrels in the UK were also introduced. The original, native, red squirrels had all but died out BEFORE the introduction of grey squirrels. Fri 29 May 2009 09:15:10 GMT+1 punkmonk_uk Here is my map of the American Mink is an invasive species and it ruins summer walks with my dog. Every year my dog seems to find carcasses left over by the voracious appetites of these pesky creatures and takes great joy in rolling in it. Everyone has got to eat you might think, but the smell now rising from my dog’s fur sends me hurling in the bushes! They may look cute but wouldn’t you rather see otters playing in our streams and rivers?Great to hear that the Red Squirrel is making a comeback. So much prettier than the grey squiggy! Thu 05 Mar 2009 16:25:27 GMT+1 happylaze real force . Thu 05 Mar 2009 15:44:32 GMT+1 Th1nk-about-it I was told ages ago that red squirrels survive in the Isle of Wight too. I've been there several times and looked out for them but no luck yet. Better head for the Lake District. I'd love to see one. Wed 04 Mar 2009 15:56:47 GMT+1 timOfBrum Great article, far better than the usual "Politician X said something, but politician Y disagreed" stories that fill the pages of the BBC News website.The colour of our squirrels may not matter much in the scheme of things but then again neither does most the trivial rubbish which occupies the politicians and journalists of Westminster; little of which ever makes much quantifiable difference either way.If all the politicians secretly swapped their party's policies' to those of the others, I seriously doubt anyone would notice! Least of all the newspapers, which would each continue to praise/criticise their chosen team (or "party" as they prefer to be called). Wed 04 Mar 2009 15:03:47 GMT+1 Enuf_Zed I am glad to see red squirrels holding on in the UK. Remember that red squirrels eat fruit and nuts, Grey squirrels eat anything that they can get their 'perfect American' teeth into - including songbird eggs and chicks, tree bark (killing the tree) especially Beech (one of my favourite trees). Red squirrels are cute and friendly, grey squirrels are just a foreign rat with a bushy tail. Wed 04 Mar 2009 08:47:42 GMT+1 happylaze Ahh No mention of the squirrel party!There's a bunch of these nutty folk dropping comments in the web b log. Viva la Squirrel.5 The loss of one of our indigenous folk should appal a white English proud person such as yourself.Or are you really grey English and proud?I cast my droppings on the ground at you.Gnash Gnash Wed 04 Mar 2009 02:09:08 GMT+1 WhiteEnglishProud Mark/this is nuts!Is this all you can find to write about.Is there nothing important going on in the UK this week? Tue 03 Mar 2009 14:57:33 GMT+1 Feohme Nice to see the red Squirrel is still hanging on in Sefton.I spent some happy childhood days wandering through the woods at Freshfield with those little fellows. Tue 03 Mar 2009 12:36:17 GMT+1 thatotherguy2 There is something rather weird about reading this stuff on the Internet....while listening to a viny of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells as background music. Is this progress? I reckon it is. What an interesting world we live in.By the way I think I may have solved the problem about the carbon footprint. I've been hankering for years to visit friends in the States and Australia, partly, if I'm honest because I am curious to see where they live, not having seen them in some time.Thanks to google map I have now made a virtual visit to their homes and am now quite happy to stay home and continue to extend friendship and news by email and letter. It also leaves more time to re-introduce my ears to vinyl. Wonderful. You should try it dear fellow bloggers at Mark Easton's UK Trust me. Once you've gone vinyl you'll never go back to condensed music (CDs) again Tue 03 Mar 2009 09:54:23 GMT+1 dennisjunior1 Mark:Nice one (interesting blog) about squirrels....~Dennis Junior~ Tue 03 Mar 2009 04:56:02 GMT+1 newsjock Nice one Mark.First you confess that your map a week is rather behind schedule.Then you encourage others to send in their bio-div maps, for the "honour" of having them posted as your map of the week.Now THAT's delegation !I'm truly sorry, Marc, but I'm no cartophile. Mon 02 Mar 2009 17:57:01 GMT+1