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Prince Charles Orders Cull of Grey Squirrels

A man hunting a squirrel before the infestation comes. (Artwork by Sharon Davis. Contact us for her contact info.)

In an effort to protect the red squirrel population, Prince Charles has ordered the estate managers of the Duchy of Cornwall estate to cull the grey squirrels.  Grey squirrels carry a poxvirus deadly to red squirrels, and are also extremely destructive in woodlands.  There are 2.5 million grey squirrels estimated to live in Great Britain, compared to an estimated 140,000 red squirrels.