Red Squirrels & Pine Martens

16th Apr 2020

Red Squirrel licking salt © Ann Miles

We mentioned Ann from Aberdeenshire’s squirrels and pine martens. Well she has sent us some pictures and says “One squirrel in the last few weeks has discovered the delights of road salt on the mudflaps and underside of my car! It’s not so long since we were still having salt put down on the roads up here. We thought at first it was going to chew the mudflaps (I already supply deer antler for them to chew so it seemed a bit ungrateful) but now watch with amusement as it gently licks the rubber. After a few minutes of that, it rushes off, understandably, to have a drink of water from a plant saucer.“