Seems like it’s kind of a “sucks to be you” situation for the roughly 2 million grey squirrels in the UK — and the 150,000 red squirrels in the Scotland can’t be too happy about it either. Steven Morris has the story in the Guardian
Having usurped the red squirrel in most parts, grey squirrels are now getting a taste of their own medicine from stronger, more aggressive black upstarts….
Geneticist Helen McRobie, who also took part in the study, said reasons for the success of the black squirrel included its more aggressive behaviour.
I for one welcome our new black squirrel overlords. (Was that obsequious enough?)