Following confirmation that a Gwynedd red squirrel died from the highly infectious squirrel pox virus, we had then found two suspected island cases of the infection. These included a young female found dead in Coed Mor near the Britannia bridge with a large lesion on the face. The body was sent to Animal Plant Health Agency labs for a full post mortem and histological examination. The results in both cases were negative.
Advice to the public is:
1. Please report an dead or dying red squirrels; including road deaths as soon as possible.
2. Clean feeders regularly and apply an anti-... read the full story