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Christmas Tree Came With Unwelcome Visitor

by ARLnow.com | January 13, 2012 at 10:30 am | 2,577 views | 12 Comments

This week’s Arlington Animal Watch blotter includes a belated but somewhat amusing holiday-related item from December.

A Westover resident got more than she bargained for when her Christmas tree came with an unwelcome visitor. From the Animal Welfare League of Arlington:

12/2/11 — 1400 block N. Kenilworth St. — A resident purchased a Christmas tree and when she brought it in the house, a wild animal, thought to be a squirrel came out of the tree. Animal control set a trap for the squirrel overnight, and the resident propped her front door open so the animal could exit. The animal did not go into the trap and is no longer in the home so it is believed it ran through the open door.

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  • JamesE

    Christmas Vacation?

    • Good Grief

      It’s a loud squeaking sound

  • P. Monroe

    JamesE: You beat me to it. It’s the first thing that came to mind!
    Merry Squirrel, everyone. (“Brrrrr, my nuts are frozen.”)

  • brendan

    and in other news….

  • jack

    Don’t let Cuccinelli hear about this. He’ll compare it to something awkwardly.

  • OX4

    URBAN DANGER

  • http://www.exactcom.com.au/proofs/KombiPics/Wrecks/bayBushOvergrown.jpg Overgrown Bush

    Squirrel soon to be replaced by a chicken.

    • Quoth the Raven

      That made me laugh – great job!

  • ArlingtonWay

    She THINKS is not still in the house. But one night. Late. She will roll over in bed and stick her hand under the pillow and WHAMMO! Squirrel. Jesus. It gives me the creeps just thinking about it.

  • Tom M

    Shitter’s full.

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