This is the story of how a squirrel stole Christmas.
Margaret Rican and her Seattle home has been targeted by a thieving squirrel that she has dubbed the “Bulb Bandit.” In a series of YouTube videos, Rican documented the pesky rodent taking colorful bulbs out of a string of lights wraaped around her home’s deck.
“He has stolen 150 in 24 hours, carefully and precisely chewing through the wires to steal the bulb and bury them around the neighborhood,” Rican explains on YouTube.
While it’s humorous to think that there’s a Christmas-hating squirrel roaming the streets of Seattle, the story takes a sudden depressing turn when you realize this poor squirrel probably thinks the bulbs are actually food.
“We want to believe that this little varmint is decorating his nest, but really, we think that he believes these to be food,” Rican wrote. “He’s the hardest working rodent we’ve ever seen, and we are really pulling for him, and hoping he survives this winter.”
Stay safe out there, Bulb Bandit.
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