Rope bridge helps save squirrels
01 March 2004

Lucky red squirrels in Merseyside have been given a special bridge to stop them being run over.

It's been built over a busy road in one of the last places in the UK where red squirrels still live.

Squirrels are really quick when they're in the trees, but when they're on the ground they often stop to think, which can be dangerous when crossing roads.

The squirrel's rope bridge runs across the A565 at Moor Lane in Ince Blundell, near Formby.

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Fiona Robertson, of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, said:

"Formby is one the red squirrels' remaining footholds and we are pleased to be able to work with the Highways Agency to help these precious creatures survive."

The bridge is a long way above the road.