Saturday, May 30, 2009

Cemetery flag theif is a squirrel

A squirrel has been stealing the flags off of grave sites at a cemetery in Michigan.

Mount Hope Cemetery superintendent Ron Ceglarek said he witnessed the squirrel take one of the small flags from a grave site and transport it up a nearby tree to help build a nest with its mate, the Port Huron (Mich.) Times Herald reported Saturday.

"He plucks them right off," Ceglarek said. "If I didn't see it, and I didn't follow the squirrel, I never would have believed it."

The cemetery has grave sites for nearly 965 veterans and the small flags are traditional remembrances left at the sites on Memorial Day.

I think the squirrel wants some pretty decorations for his house. Why use sticks and leaves when you can decorate with the stars and stripes.

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