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Gray Squirrels: Over-cute and Over-sexed?

"Do you find me sexy, baby--do you?"

Scottish officials are worried that U.S. imported gray squirrels are outnumbering native (and endangered) red squirrels and they believe that there is only one humane solution: squirrel contraception. Newspapers have joked that gray squirrels, like American servicemen stationed in Britain in WWII, are "over-cute and over-sexed." The gray squirrel is so fertile in Scotland that there are about 3 million grays and only 160,000 red squirrels.

Squirrel contraception may seem extreme, but think of the alternative that the spokesman for South Scotland's Red Squirrel organization offered: "cranial dispatch," or "a quick and lethal blow to the head." Ouch!


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GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 10 years
Ha Ha rubialala! You naughty minx!
rubialala rubialala 10 years
I wish I was in Britain in WWII...oh wait, that's not what this is about.
soccer_obsessed soccer_obsessed 10 years
okay then....
hazel_eyes_smile hazel_eyes_smile 10 years
It's a humane way to deal with the over-crowding of elephants in certain African nature reserves, so I'm sure it would work for squirrels, too. I just don't know how they would get their doses!
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