Quite! If more people took an active role in controlling the grey squirrel population, I'm sure we'd all see the benefits both to wildlife and trees. I've killed many over the years but never enough to make any long term difference, even in the areas I was operating. There are simply too many and they are notoriously fecund.
'I cannot believe I've been taken to court - we're talking about one squirrel here,' he said afterwards
The RSPCA doesn't recommend that members of the public try to capture and/or kill grey squirrel but contact a reputable pest controller instead.Or to put it another way; pay someone to do something that you could, and probably should, be doing yourself.Interestingly, comments are disabled for this article on legal grounds, though it's difficult to see why as the case is effectively over. It does mean that there is none of the usual anti-gun bile however.