Alas, Poor Mungo!

John Kelly of the Washington Post features Squirrel Week each year, and he’s all over Mungo.

At the end of his most recent addition he clarifies where Mungo actually died:

But it turns out that when Mungo died, Twyford House was being renovated. The Shipleys were living at a place called Northwood House, 14 miles away in Chilbolton.

So that’s probably where Mungo was buried. Last summer I visited Northwood. Owner Jean Ward (Mrs.) graciously showed me around the house and the grounds. Alas, she’s never come across a squirrel tomb.