Brazen squirrel

Sancte Pater has this….

AP PORT HURON, Mich. (May 31) — Squirrel. Thief. Patriot.

A brazen squirrel has been grabbing small American flags placed in a Port Huron, Mich., cemetery and carrying them up to its nest, which now looks as if it’s bedecked in bunting.

Every Memorial Day, volunteers place the flags next to the graves of nearly 1,000 veterans buried at Mount Hope Cemetery about 55 miles northeast of Detroit. The flags were undisturbed during a Mass held Monday.  [I should think not!]

The Times Herald reports that workers at the cemetery on Tuesday noticed several flags had been torn off their wooden staffs, which were still in the ground.

The mystery was solved in front of superintendent Ron Ceglarek’s eyes. He watched a squirrel detach a flag stapled to a staff and carry it up a tree to the nest.

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  1. Andrew, medievalist says:

    I guess they cleared out their local priest blogger and moved on.

  2. Maureen says:

    If the squirrel wants sheets and blankets, let him buy his own! :)

  3. Richard says:

    Step #1: Go to your local hardware store

    Step #2: Buy Traps

  4. Jack says:

    methings a .45 is in order

  5. Supertradmom says:

    Stop the war rhetoric, please. How cute that this squirrel has figured out how to use material. And, it is obviously a patriotic squirrel. Maybe it is a “squirrel” designer. Flag patterns are “in” again.

  6. Cel says:

    Squirrels are simply rats with fuzzy tails. In other words, they are rats with an effective PR campaign. Those who would otherwise be shunned in decent society but for their effective PR we call politicians. Politicians use the trappings of being patriotic such as flags and American colors and campaign stops in the mid west for their own gain. This squirrel is using American flags for his own personal comfort. He is obviously a politician and must therefore be tarred, feathered and sent packing.

  7. Agnes says:

    I’d love to see a picture of this.

  8. Heather says:

    I can’t help it…everytime I read a squirrel post, I think of this:

  9. irishgirl says:

    I read about this in the NY Daily News.

    It described the squirrel’s den as ‘looking like something designed by Betsy Ross’.

    Dastardly little creature-but I guess it’s good for a laugh!

    I could also echo Jack’s comment about the .45!

  10. MAJ Tony says:

    Jack, don’t you think that’s overkill? Heck, a .22LR or even a short would suffice, and then you’d have something left to eat. Of course, they’d nail you for hunting out-of-season. I’ve got the perfect rifle for it: CZ-452. One shot-one kill-one meal. Squirrel stew, anyone?

  11. Bill in Texas says:

    MAJ Tony — A pellet gun works just fine for squirrels. And it\’s much quieter, especially the kind you pump up by hand.

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