BBC: Grey Squirrels In UK ” Should Be Culled”; Their Correct Name Is Eastern Grey Squirrel, And Is An Introduced Species In The UK.

Grey squirrels in UK ‘should be culled’

28 November 2014 Last updated at 08:15 GMT

The government is reviewing the way grey squirrel numbers are managed in England, and is assessing whether more needs to be done to control numbers.

The grey squirrel population has rocketed over the past 100 years.


  Photo: Wikipedia; Eastern Grey Squirrel

Originally introduced from America, they are now officially classed as pests in the UK and have long been blamed for the decline of native red squirrels.

BBC Breakfast’s Tim Muffett reports

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