Red Squirrel

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  • We are very lucky in the Heart of Argyll to have kept a healthy population of Red Squirrels (Sciurus Vulgaris). These wee characters are always a pleasure to watch.

    There are no grey squirrels in the Heart of Argyll, and we hope that remains the case, as there presence usually proves fatal for the reds.

    When driving on roads through woods in Argyll, watch out for them crossing, particularly in the autumn when they are gathering their hoard for the winter.

    Squirrels are about 20cm in length, with a tail about the same length, and weigh about 300g.

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