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  • Do you think squirrels even like Christmas? Or... do they hate it?
  • It's hard to tell, but they're messing with it across the continent either way.
  • You and your little friend over there need to get over yourself squirrels can't feel anything.
  • Ok you know what, you don't know anything! In Seattle earlier this month a lady filmed a squirrel stealing her Christmas lights.
  • So there...
  • Oh that's interesting!
  • Did you know that this week, the Boston Globe reported that a band of squirrel outlaws had repeatedly caused outages of the holiday lights adorning 60 trees on Boston Common.
  • As Amy saw the squirrels waiting for the bus, she couldn't help the fact of wondering if they knew about Christmas and if they liked it or not. But it's always hard to tell but either way, they're messing with it across the continent, as Penny told her.
  • Oh my gosh Amy shut up!
  • On Wednesday, CBC revealed that squirrels have also been causing trouble in Toronto. Rodents there have been destroying the lights that cast a glow on a park . A city council member told the CBC that officials were looking into "squirrel-proof lights" to brighten the park and its ice-skating rink.
  • Penny trying to prove the point that Amy made earlier that morning on the bus about how squirrels could perhaps at least know about Christmas, like the squirrel in Seattle earlier in December when this squirrel repeatedly stole a homeowners Christmas lights. She wrote on YouTube, "he has stolen 150 in 24 hours, carefully and precisely chewing through the wires to steal the bulb and bury them around the neighborhood."
  • Stop Squirrels have feelings too!
  • As Amy told her friends about the "band of squirrels," Ava and her minion made there way up to her laughing. Times get tough in school for Amy but squirrels are always her best escape.
  • Did you know squirrels like copper? But as is well known, squirrels have far grander ambitions to take away power.
  • Oh that's nice.
  • While everyone around her, except her best friend Emma who was sitting next to her where tired of hearing about it, squirrels were the only thing keeping her close to her home town without them she felt lost...
  • Amy we can finish talking about this at your house ok?
  • Squirrels may not love, or hate Christmas but they love wires! Rodents love chewing wires (in car engines, too). Their teeth grow constantly, so it's their instinct to gnaw and keep the chompers trimmed. "A wire is not that different from a thin branch of twig they might chew on," said Mikel Delgado, who added that she'd never heard squirrels have a taste for copper.
  • Squirrels have successfully knocked out parts of the world's power grids at least 854 times since 1987, according to the monitoring website Cyber Squirrel 1. The site's Twitter account chronicles the animals' most recent attacks against electrical systems. This week it said that Christmas light strands are appealing to squirrels, but not because they contain copper. Rather, the animals enjoy munching on the wires because of the "soy-based plastics covering the copper."
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