Watch: Rare red squirrel ‘goes nuts’ in Ballycastle

A north Antrim man has told of his surprise at seeing a red squirrel put on “an acrobatic display” outside his window.

Marvi Kashkoush said he and his wife Edith got a shock when he spotted the red creature scrambling around outside their window, in recent weeks.

It later emerged the little squirrel put on the display as it tried to reach a bird feeder hanging from the porch.

But, as you can see in the video, it has little success.

Mr Kashkoush, who moved to Ulster from Israel 39 years ago, said: “I was surprised because you see so many grey squirrels but not the red ones.

“I took a little video because it was very curious - although it looked as if he was trying to get through the window.”

Edith Kaskoush and Marvi Kashkoush

Edith Kaskoush and Marvi Kashkoush

A red squirrel

A red squirrel