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Planning permission granted for 'come over' squirrel habitat

Fri, 01 Apr 2016


Planning permission has been granted to create a new habitat for foreign squirrels on the Isle of Man. 
 
A charitable initiative has been orchestrated by an Onchan MHK - who's 'delighted' two Norwegian reds and two Scandinavian blues will 'come over' to Summerhill Glen. 
 
X marks the spot for trees to be planted where yellow marker poles now stand for the vicious species - it's reported they have a fondness for pure Manx cheese. 
 
It follows controversy about introducing 'alien' grey squirrels here and the damage it could inflict on the Island's established eco-system - David Quirk says they're attractive:

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