The Edible Dormouse

Alexart

Bradford, United Kingdom

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The Glis or The Edible Dormouse is not native to the British Isles but was introduced in the early 1900’s and has remained within the area for many years since then. They are about the size of a small squirrel and spend time in large trees especially Beech where they will feed and they also take nuts, seeds, berries etc from the ground. The Romans used them for food because in the autumn they fatten themselves up in order to hibernate for 6 months of the year and the Romans found them a valuable source of meat during the winter months – hence the name Edible Dormouse. Hope you like this.

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