A much-loved white squirrel was killed after he was hit by a car in Dorking.
The squirrel was killed as he crossed
Lou Gardey, from Brockham Green, was one of the first on the scene after the accident.
She said: "I was coming up the hill at
"Someone had just run over it and then left it lying in the road.
"I went to Aromantica to get a bag for him and found a sweeper and borrowed his spade.
"We made a little grave for him with a little wooden cross.
"He was very special to Dorking – people are just shocked and devastated.
"People used to come everyday to leave nuts for him. He was so special – I thought he was something out of a fairytale.
"I think it would be nice if people got together to do a plaque for him and give him a name. I think Snowy would be nice."
Elaine Wilson, 49, from North Holmwood, was in Aromantica, in
She said: "He used to love running around the church ground so that’s why we buried him there.
"Just as we were burying him a woman with two children walked past and said ‘we might see him’ and I felt bad telling her the bad news.
"Everyone knows who he is and I can’t believe he has gone. I think a lot of people will be sad about this."
Maggie Chaplin, who works in Aromantica, added: "I’m so angry about it – who killed him?
"He used to run past the shop everyday and I was going to get him some Brazil nuts. There are going to be so many people sad about this. I started crying straight away when I found out."
The Revd. Stuart Peace, of
"We had a picture of him in the church vestibule."
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