I was asked recently to write about my Squirrel Crossing as there are some parents that are ‘mithered’ (act of being fussed) by their offspring by the inclusion of our own road-crossing for ‘our’ family of red squirrels across the road from our front gate.
Of all of the 5 in the family the cubs were most nervous – mom & dad allowed us to about 2meters before getting nervous.
Page 8 of the ‘Irish’ Sun 8th August 2008
The road-crossing didn’t save mom though she was killed right in front of me by a passing car. Though NOT on the crossing it must be said.
The tufts on the ears are the easiest way to spot a red squirrel if the light isn’t great. Poor Pa here has been in the wars and is all scuffed up.