Obese squirrel stealing family’s holiday treats
Goodies meant for workmen wind up in the belly of the beast
MAPLEWOOD, N.J. — An obese squirrel was caught on video stealing gourmet chocolate and lip balm that a family leaves outside as a holiday treat for delivery people.
Michele Boudreaux, of Maplewood, N.J., said on her blog she provides candy, snacks, tissues, hand warmers and other goodies on her doorstep every year. She’s never had any issues before, but this year, her basket was raided within hours of being set outside her home.
The thief seemed to be targeting the priciest stuff, including about 25 squares of Ghirardelli chocolate, she said.
The family set up a surveillance camera to see what was going on and spotted the overweight varmint standing on a step stool, digging through the stash Tuesday.
“I mean, this squirrel is so obese — a jolly ol’ chap — he must be prepping for a decade of winters,” Boudreaux wrote.
“We now have our chocolate in a jar that requires opposable thumbs,” she wrote. (The shenanigans) “brought my family so much joy.”
She also put a bowl of treats out for the squirrel Thursday, full of walnuts, popcorn and pumpkin seeds, but “He threw all the seeds out on the porch and ate all the other stuff.”