A family from New Jersey was amazed to discover an unusual thief pillaging their front porch. They had arranged a special tray for delivery people, where they could find treats such as gourmet chocolate. This way, they wanted to spread holiday cheer and bring something out for these people to make their day. Instead, they spotted a fat squirrel munching on the expensive goodies.
The expensive chocolate kept disappearing from the tray
Soon after putting up the treat tray, they observed that chocolates were disappearing when no delivery people were around. Therefore, they decided to set up a trap and catch the thief in the act. They installed a surveillance camera but, when they watched the footage, they didn’t find what they were looking for.
Instead of a human thief, they discovered a fat squirrel which was trying to munch on the gourmet treats. In fact, it was the biggest squirrel they had ever seen. Michelle Bourdreaux, the owner of the house, described this incident on her blog, and couldn’t help commenting on the appearance of the animal.
“We spot the FATTEST squirrel. I mean, this squirrel is so obese— a jolly ol’ chap — he must be prepping for a decade of winters.”
The thief turned out to be a fat squirrel
The tray contained all kinds of treats. Among them, there were some expensive goodies, which definitely tasted the best from all the other options. Soon after installing the tray, almost all 25 pricy chocolate bars were gone. This is one of the reasons why they thought the thief must have been human.
The fat squirrel was the most unexpected, but also the most adorable thief they could have hoped for. However, they didn’t want to give up on the goodies. They chose to put all the chocolate and all the other human treats in a jar, while still leaving some nuts and seeds for the chubby pillager.
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