Flag stealing squirrel

Thinking that the missing American flags in the cemetery was the work of kids, one groundskeeper at Forest Hill Cemetery was shocked to discover that it was in fact a squirrel behind the thefts. Neocons should be all over this one, and ready to send that Anti-American squirrel to Gitmo for these transgressions.

Groundskeepers at Forest Hill Cemetery thought it was kids who were stealing dozens of American flags. That is, until one found a giant squirrel’s nest.

“I was mowing, looked up out into the distance, and something caught my eye,” said Dave Ender, a groundskeeper employed by the Eau Claire Parks and Recreation Department.

He drove his riding lawnmower to a nearby street intersection and looked up a tree.

“Low and behold, I found the missing flags,” Ender said.

They were ripped and serving as the foundation of a giant squirrel nest.

Will the rightwing just stand by while this commie pinko squirrel goes free? Watch out now little squirrel, Cheney will have you on his list soon. Could this be part of a larger plot to make all our flags into squirrel nests. I shudder to think. After all, they are claiming we will get hit again. Are we seeing the first of a squirrel invasion trained to destroy our flags? I pray not!

Cross posted from The Katrinacrat Blog

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9 Responses to Flag stealing squirrel

  1. Donnie

    LOL! The only things the squirrels around here steal are peanuts I leave out for them. Occassionally they try to break into my birdfeeder though.

    Squirrels are smart little critters. We had one that would jump up on my screendoor last year if there weren’t any nuts out. I kid you not. It would follow my daughter and I around outside thinking it would get fed. We called it “nutty”.

    One day coming home, we found “nutty” was no more, “nutty” ws taken out by a higher power with four wheels or one of Cheney’s henchmen. 😉

  2. P.S. Do they make little orange jumpsuits for squirrels? 😕

  3. LOL. I once had them make a nest under the hood of an old car I had. I was picking acorns out the car for months. Them even chewed up a bunch of the wires under there. I went out to crank it up and take it for a ride out in the country and it would not start. I freaked out when I popped the hood!

  4. DAS San Diego says:

    Too funny! Way to end the evening or I guess begin the morning?! Another day, the march continues. Keep it up.

  5. Ginny in CO says:

    This brings back a story of a neighbor’s bird feeder. He had strung it between two trees on wire heavy enough to hold it but in such a way that if the squirrels ran out and jumped on the feeder, their weight would tip it and they fell off.

    One day my dad saw them conquer the problem. Two squirrels approached the feeder on both wires. They jumped so that they both landed at the same time, and must have been close enough in weight not to defeat the equilibrium.

    They stayed on the feeder and proceeded to chow down.

  6. Ginny

    I have twine tieing my birdfeeder to a couple of nails on the overhang over my door. Last year “nutty” would chew through layers of twine and knock the birdfeeder off. This year I got a jasmine vine and have been training it up over and around the birdfeeder. The birds love and the squirrels have not figured out they can get it at.

  7. Pamela Leavey Says:
    September 10th, 2006 at 1:03 am

    HAHA Pamela, lil orange jumpsuits! That would be funny. 😆

  8. Ginny in CO says:

    Speaking of orange jumpsuits. I have recently seen one at the Correctional Care Unit at Denver Health Medical Center.

    It’s really not a terrible color for a lot of people. Even redheads. So I think we should have a special color for the BushCo inmates. They would really stand out in Toxic Green.
    It could represent money, the environment and envy 😆


    That is a very good idea. You should send it to the gardening mags – there are many people who would prefer the more natural, and beautiful, approach. There might also be a specific vine that squirrels don’t like.

  9. booboo_babies says:

    Glad that you posted this story. I happened to come across it while I was checking the websites for the Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls newspapers last week. Both cities are not far from where my Grandparents lived in Wisconsin, and they used to read both papers. My Grandparents are both gone now, but I still check the news for that area from time to time.