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I see huge numbers of these beautiful mammals squashed on the roads every year. It is a pet peeve of mine that well-intentioned 'nature lovers' leave food out for these adventurous animals in the most inappropriate places, leading to them risking their lives. For example, where this one was photographed I have seen 3 dead in the last 8 months. On the other side of a busy main road is a tiny garden with several squirrel feeders in it. For the convenience of having the squirrels come to their garden these people have endangered the lives of the very animal they are hoping to see/protect/help.