A study to find out how a form of leprosy is affecting the UK’s threatened red squirrels is to be carried out in Dorset.
The project on Brownsea Island aims to discover how the disease affects and is passed between native red squirrels.
Leprosy was first identified in red squirrels in Scotland in 2014. You can read about this alarming story on the BBC.
Hopefully, this won’t affect our Highland red squirrels. If you do see or hear of any unhealthy individuals, please do let us know.