Today is Squirrel Appreciation Day.
The squirrels you see in London are grey squirrels. They were introduced into the UK in the 1800s which is quite apt since this cheeky fella upstaged me on my Georgian London tour. As cute as these squirrels are, they can be damaging to woodlands and has contributed to the decline of the stunning red squirrel.
Did you know?
Grey squirrels are renowned for their agility, adept climbing and cunning – they can crack open bird feeders and run along tight-rope washing lines to get at their nutty prize.
If you want to see how clever they really are watch this short video:
Hazel Baker is a qualified CIGA Tour Guide who delivers guided walks and private tours in London. View all of Hazel’s walking tours.