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Isle of Wight holiday recommended for squirrel spotters

Fri 22 Oct 2010

Isle of Wight holiday recommended for squirrel spotters

Wildlife enthusiasts who want to see red squirrels in their natural habitat have been urged to consider booking an Isle of Wight holiday for the upcoming school half-term break.

According to a report in the Mirror, the Isle of Wight is one of the best places to see red squirrels wild in the UK.

The newspaper noted that in most areas, the larger grey squirrel has pushed out the reds, while they also carry an infection which is lethal to their cousins.

It also pointed out that autumn is the perfect time to see red squirrels, as this is when they start collecting up food for the winter months, when they will hide themselves away from the cold.

"If you want to spot a red, don't leave it too late in the day. In autumn they are up early gathering food before disappearing for a mid-morning nap," added the report.

An Isle of Wight holiday this weekend could feature V-Bay Festival, which is taking place in Ventnor until Sunday (October 24th 2010).

Posted by Jon Noble ADNFCR-3083-ID-800137362-ADNFCR

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