Friday, November 23, 2012

Red Squirrel Leaping - Cairngorm National Park, Scotland

A leaping red squirrel is snapped by photographer Drew Buckley in the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland

Picture: Drew Buckley
Come along and see them for yourself.

Credit: Will Nicholls

1 comment:

  1. Hi there. I have heard from the staff at your Cairngorms National Park about the state of your Red squirrels, so great to see your picture. I live in Toronto, Canada, and earlier this year, my wife, Jean, and I were in Ireland where we came upon the rarely seen Red Squirrel. To us, they actually look somewhat like our Canadian Red squirrels, but boy, do they have long ears! We were shocked to learn that U.K. and Irish Red squirrels are contracting the pox virus from Grey squirrels, and dying. We have far too many Grey squirrels here at our feeders, but further north, near Algonquin Park, Red squirrels are much more common. We feel very lucky to have seen two Red squirrels in Ireland, and have posted some of our pictures and videos for anyone interested at: