Cemetery's flags found in squirrel's nest
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. Sep 7, 2006 (AP)-- Groundskeepers at Forest Hill Cemetery thought it was kids who were stealing dozens of American flags. That is, until one found a giant squirrel's nest.There's my next Daily English lesson...
"I was mowing, looked up out into the distance, and something caught my eye," said Dave Ender, a groundskeeper employed by the Eau Claire Parks and Recreation Department.
He drove his riding lawnmower to a nearby street intersection and looked up a tree.
"Low and behold, I found the missing flags," Ender said.
They were ripped and serving as the foundation of a giant squirrel nest.Wisconsin liberals... they would think that squirrels, particularly unAmerican squirrels, were "amazing." I prefer them "well done." Anyway, can't you just hear this guy's Wisconsin drawl, and see him staring slack-jawed up into a tree? Eesh.
"I never seen anything like that before," he said.
No one at the cemetery had ever seen a squirrel with a flag in its mouth, either.
"They must have done it at night, or very early in the morning," Ender said.
"Those little rascals, they're just amazing," he said.