Obese squirrel steal­ing fam­ily’s hol­i­day treats

Good­ies meant for workmen wind up in the belly of the beast

Albuquerque Journal - - NATION -

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.”

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