Due to the increase in distribution of the introduced grey squirrel, the native red squirrels range has been seriously reduced. It is now isolated to the highlands of Scotland, Northumberland and the Lake District.
It can also be found in smaller pockets throughout England and Wales. Habitats include coniferous and deciduous woodlands especially in upland and remote areas. Control of grey squirrels is very important where reds are resident as the non-native grey squirrel can outcompete and also spreads disease to the less resilient red squirrel.
The red is smaller than grey with a length of 20cm to the base of the tail and an 18cm bushy tail. It has a reddish/brown coat and also has distinguishable ear tufts on the top of the ears which the grey squirrel lacks. The only species that could be confused with the Red Squirrel is the non-native Grey Squirrel.
The Red Squirrel is a priority species on the UK Biodiversity Plan and is protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The Red Squirrel cannot therefore be harmed in anyway
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