Fears red squirrels face wipeout on Anglesey after first suspected case of deadly virus reaches island

There are fears for the red squirrel population on Anglesey after one was found dead with a suspected case of squirrel pox virus.
The virus is usually fatal in red squirrels and if it spreads it could lead to a wipeout of the population on the island.
The dead squirrel has been sent to a laboratory for tests and the Red Squirrels Trust Wales are currently awaiting for results.
In September test results confirmed a red squirrel in Treborth Gardens, Bangor had died after contracting the squirrel pox virus.
Holly Peek, a ranger for Red Squirrel Trust Wales, said: "If it is pox the chances... read more

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Source: Daily Post

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