When Squirrels Become Your Enemies: 7 Warning Photos

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They steal your candy
Even. At. Christmas.
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Photo by: iStockphoto
They steal your candy
Even. At. Christmas.
Related: The 19 ugliest newborn animals...ever less 
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Wed, Oct 24, 2012 1:58 PM EDT
Squirrels may look cute, but they're wreaking havoc on fruit crops this year -- and probably messing with something of yours right this very minute. A mild winter and a bumper crop of acorns have produced an explosion of squirrels (scientific name: tree rats) that can decimate orchards. "I was not expecting the next plague to be red squirrels," Vermont orchardist Clarence Boston told the Associated Press recently. Just as his apple crop is about to ripen, the squirrels emerge from nearby forests, swarming his trees, "sometimes eating half a tree's fruit in two or three hours," according to AP. Squirrels can be furry little jerks in other ways, too. I've created a helpful slideshow so you can know what to look for, and why. - By Joslyn Gray



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