Grey squirrel, slip road, Greenford Flyover

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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