Top 5 Crimes Committed by Squirrels

You love to watch them frolic in the park, eat pine cones and even water ski. They’re so beloved they’ve overcome their unfortunate classification as rodents to leap their way into American hearts. Who doesn’t love squirrels? People who’ve been terrorized by squirrels, that’s who. Squirrels have you right where they want you, America, because the only thing squirrels love more than being the object of public adulation is pulling off major crimes. Dogs have been trying to warn us for decades, and we didn’t listen.
Top 5 Crimes Committed by Squirrels

2Squirrel Starts House Fire

What would motivate a squirrel to start a house fire? Was it an act of madness? Or was it personal? Investigators don’t know. What they do know is that a squirrel started a fire in the garage of an Essex home in England. A spokesman for the London fire brigade said, “It’s nuts to think that squirrels can start fires, but that’s exactly what happened here. We think it was nesting in the garage and caused the blaze by chewing through some cables.” It’s also “nuts” to take these animals lightly, chief.
Joe Donatelli is a freelance writer. Follow him @joedonatelli.

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