Every New Jerseyan down in Sea Girt liked the holidays a lot, but one curmudgeonly squirrel did not.
Or in non-Grinch terms: Sea Girt is a borough in New Jersey that holds a popular annual tree-lighting ceremony. Early last week, severed wires started appearing around town, some at the loal library’s Santa and reindeer display, others from a Christmas tree. The police started investigating, and the town assumed it was the youths.”
“It tells me they definitely wanted to do it and they want to accomplish their goal of making sure the lights don't work,” an officer told NBC 4 New York early on in the investigation.
The lights were rapidly repaired and replaced so the ceremony could go on as planned last Friday, and police kept a close eye on the lights. But on Saturday morning, the day after the tree-lighting ceremony, a passerby cracked the case wide open, snapping a few pictures of a squirrel chewing on the wires. As to the rodent's motivations, it presumably hates Christmas. But if we're to believe Dr. Seuss, it could also be that squirrels have really, really small hearts.