Thursday, 26 February 2015

Interesting info.

Just goes to show really - If we leave our natural Predators alone, i.e. not persecuting them for our own reasons (not getting into that argument) nature will sort out the invasive species by itself.

http://raptorpolitics.org.uk/2015/02/26/goshawk-predation-on-grey-squirrel-as-high-a-95-recorded/

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/30/how-to-eradicate-grey-squirrels-without-firing-a-shot-pine-martens

It's becoming apparent that as an invasive species the Grey Squirrel is not equipped to dodge some of our "natural" Predator mealtimes! Where as the Red has evolved alongside these & is probably why it's so much smaller, quicker & lighter - In order to avoid "dinnertime".

Just thought most of us would find this interesting reading.

5 comments:

Bruce said...

Fascinating report Barry

Allan said...

Very interesting article Barry.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Very interesting stuff there - we definately need more Gos's... Guess they wont take Mink !!!

malcolm mee said...

Bring on the Pine Martins..

Dave Sutcliffe said...

And Otters (I hear) are so territoroal they will not tolerate Mink !