Seniors like animals and squirrels are popular among them. They like to watch them. Sometimes the squirrels occur in seniors‘ gardens. Here you can read more about squirrels in Ireland.
THE COMEBACK1 OF THE RED SQUIRREL IN IRELAND
In Britain and especially2 in Ireland, red squirrels die because of American grey squirrels.
Grey squirrels eat the same food as red squirrels, and they have illnesses3 which are dangerous for the red squirrels.
There are also a lot of pine martens in Ireland now. They are protected by the Wildlife Act.
And in those places where there are a lot of pine martens, grey squirrels disappear4. They cannot tolerate this predator5, because they feel scared when pine martens are near.
But red squirrels know pine martens for centuries6. They can live together without big problems.
„Pine martens help to stop grey squirrels. Red squirrels are coming back, and that’s great,” says zoologist7 Dr Colin Lawton.
Vocabulary: 1návrat| 2hlavně| 3nemoc| 4mizet| 5dravec| 6století| 7zoolog
Language notes: red squirrel=veverka obecná|because of=kvůli|grey squirrel=veverka popelavá|pine marten=kuna lesní|Wildlife Act=zákon o ochranně živočišných druhů|feel scared=být vystrašený|live together=žít spolu