Occasionally someone asks me to take their photograph but they don’t usually get my attention by throwing nuts at me. This hazel tree is the territory of a descendant of grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) that were released in the UK in the 1870’s – they are actually from north America. They adapted to life in the wild very easily and are sometimes regarded as a nuisance (squirrel pie anyone?) but this one seems quite happy living right next to the A40.
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