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Pest controller Paul Parker ...
Pest controller Paul Parker starred in a documentary about his battle against the grey squirrel on Channel 4 TV at 19.35 last Friday evening (6 February).
Paul is also featured in the first edition of Pestmagazine.
ic Newcastle - They've made a bee-line for us!
Paul Parker, Castle Morpeth Council's pest control officer, was sent to the Grants' home and immediately realised he needed specialist help.
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Paul is also featured in the first edition of Pest magazine.
Based near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, pest controller Paul Parker has one ambition.
Simply it is to totally clear grey squirrels from a buffer zone to protect the red squirrel population in the giant Kielder Forest.
In doing so, he
has become something of a media personality as well as creating an unexpected, money-making side-line - the sale of the captured squirrels for squirrel meat.
For a total of seven weeks over the last few months Paul
has been accompanied, day and night, by a film crew recording his
entire squirrel war activities.
In total, over 100 hours of film were recorded for the production of a 25 minute programme.
has yet to see the final programme for himself, so hopes it will be a fair representation of his
does, however, know that some of the squirrel shooting sequences have been edited-out.
Not only a star of the TV screen, Paul features in the launch issue of Pest magazine
If you can't wait for your copy to drop through your letter box, click here to read all about Paul
If you miss the programme, you can still see it for the next 30 days by going to the Channel 4 Catch-up website or click here.
Filming Paul Parker
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The story of pest control officer Paul Parker, committed to protecting Britain's red squirrel population by elimiating the American grey squirrels that have nearly wiped them out.
Armed with a rifle, camouflage jacket and traps, he begins his mission on Northumberland's Redesdale estate, the home of Lord Redesdale, who runs the Red Squirrel Protection Partnership.
ic Newcastle - Flocky horror
Pest control officer Paul Parker said: "These are the naughty boys of the neighbourhood.
tried to trap the birds live with bait, but the crows, believed to be the most intelligent of birds, learned to eat it without setting the trap off.
put three large plastic crows outside.Paul
said: "We were unsure as to whether it would work.