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Edible Dormouse Glis glis Length 28-33cm Plump rodent that recalls a miniature Grey Squirrel. Introduced to Britain, possibly in Roman times. Adult is fat-bodied in autumn but sleek in spring, after losing weight in hibernation. Has a mainly grey coat but throat and belly are whitish and hint a dark stripe down back is sometimes seen. Note the large eyes, rounded ears, and long toes. Tail is long and bushy. Utters chattering grunts and squeals. Introduced and now widespread in the Chilterns. Favours mature deciduous woodlands and mature gardens.
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