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Pine Marten
A pine marten in Scotland: Unlikely friend of red squirrels

Pine marten predation may benefit red squirrel populations

Predation by pine martens seems to have a beneficial effect on populations of red squirrels. Research by the University of Aberdeen found that where pine marten populations are growing, it has a negative effect on grey squirrels populations, to the benefit of the reds.

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