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  Squirrels steal xmas tree lights
Updated 30 December 2003, 12.13
Naughty looking squirrel
Squirrels have raided a garden of Christmas decorations, stealing all the festive lights from a tree.

The rampant rodents went nuts when they spotted the brightly coloured lights on an outdoor tree.

They ignored the treats that had been left out for them and instead the mischievous mammals went straight for the bulbs decorating the holly bush.

It took the grey squirrels just two days to strip the tree of its 250 candle-shaped lights.

Squirrel
House owner Sally Kennett was shocked when she realised who was robbing the lights from her back garden in Purton, near Swindon.

"I watched in disbelief as I saw one of the squirrels run down the tree and across the garden with a bulb.

"They never went anywhere near the nut feeders, they only seemed interested in the lights," said Sally.

Squirrel disco?

The family have since found some of the lights buried in the garden, but loads are still missing.

"Who knows what they've done with the rest of them? Maybe they've set up their own mobile disco," Sally added.

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