Grey squirrel chews on a nut in Regents' Park, London
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Why might UK cull squirrels? - in 15 secs

Britain's grey squirrel population has rocketed over the past century and the government is reviewing how to control numbers.

The animals spread disease to the UK's native squirrels and damage woodland.

They are regarded as an invasive non-native species and have no protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981.

  • 05 Jan 2015
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