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Grey Squirrel

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The grey squirrel is the UK's most famous animal invader, charged with the decline of the UK's native red squirrel. But is this American interloper entirely to blame?

Telling the stories of non-native invasive species and our complicated attitudes to them and with an uncertain political future how do we police our ecological borders?

The grey squirrel is considered one of the worlds greatest natural invaders. It's been on UK shores for over a hundred years and it's two million strong population dwarfs that of our native red squirrel. It is maligned by many, but does the grey squirrel deserve its reputation as an unstoppable invader? Derek Mooney intends to find out.

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Tue 3 Apr 2018 09:30

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