Squirrels elicit mixed emotions over here. Most squirrels are grey, but their fairly recent arrivals having driven the native red squirrels out. There are areas like the Isle of Wight where the reds remain and there are other areas where they're starting to come back, but in most places the greys are the only ones you see.
Due to the above there are people, including my father, who hate grey squirrels with a vengeance. Any mention of them gets him frothing at the mouth and calling them rats.
He wants to kill all of them, and I'm not kidding, he really ******* hates them.
Now, I can consider the idea of a grey cull if we're talking about somewhere the reds are starting to come back. I live in the city, and there's no way reds are coming back here, it's completely unfeasible so I'll be nice to the greys, they've not done me any harm.
My dad's a bloody arsehole anyway. He really is.
I think the reds are cuter, but the greys are nice too.