Picture of the Week: Snapped by a squirrel

Photograph of a great tit posing for a camera manned by a red squirrel shows the sporting spirit and resilience of both

 

Taken by Vadim Trunov in a forest in the Voronezh region of Russia and first shared by The Telegraph, our Picture of the Week shows a great tit posing with a red squirrel with a camera.

 

 

Here in Britain, the native red squirrel continues to face an uncertain future. The introduction of the American grey in 1876 has dramatically reduced their numbers – with just 10,000 to 15,000 left in the UK as opposed to over 2.5 million greys – but now, primarily in Scotland and the north of England, conservationists have introduced preservation measures to aid their survival.

 

To learn more about projects to reintroduce red squirrels, click here.

 

 

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