Sunday, June 14, 2015

A Red Squirrel from Belarus, Sciurus Vulgaris

Fauna of Belarus
(Sciurus vulgaris)

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The red squirrel or Eurasian red squirrel population has decreased drastically in recent years because of the introduction of the eastern grey squirrel. The eastern grey squirrel carries a disease, the squirrel parapoxvirus, that does not appear to affect their health but will often kill the red squirrel.

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