Darkies, they come over here, take over the neighbourhood, infect our girls....
The first grey squirrel to be officially reported in the Highlands may have arrived on the back of a lorry carrying hay or straw bales.
BBC NEWS | Scotland | South of Scotland | Squirrel pox confirmed on estate
Tests have confirmed cases of the squirrel pox virus at three sites on an estate in the south of Scotland.
The disease, which is fatal for red squirrels but can be carried by greys without harming them, has been found on the Queensberry Estate near Dumfries.
"This is worrying news," said Miles Barne, chairman of the European Squirrel Initiative (ESI).
"It is vital that squirrel control efforts are focused in this area. Squirrel pox infected greys can speed up the decline of red squirrels by up to 20 times."
Look out greys: black squirrels are on march | Environment | The Guardian
Having usurped the red squirrel in most parts, grey squirrels are now getting a taste of their own medicine from stronger, more aggressive black upstarts.
Populations of the black squirrels are taking a firm hold in areas of East Anglia and experts believe they could dominate many eastern counties within a decade.