Robert: Park scales back on Christmas lights after squirrels snack on wires

Published on December 23rd, 2021 @ 12:12 PM


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A Minnesota park has scaled back on its Christmas decorations this year after it was discovered that squirrels have been chewing on the electrical wires.

Lee Ann LaBore, co-chair of the Friends of Mears Park, says the foundation had to cut back on their annual holiday display this year due to vendors refusing to hang strings of lights that had been damaged in previous years by squirrels.

“Our vendor reuses the lights, and they can’t afford to put those lights up only to have the squirrels destroy them again,” LaBore comments. “I don’t blame them.”

Turns out the wires are covered with a corn syrup derivative that the squirrels find irresistible.

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