This is why you always get a real tree.
A beaver in Maryland trashed a dollar store yesterday, apparently after browsing the selection of artificial Christmas trees.
Cpl. Yingling had a unique call for service when the suspect, pictured, was witnessed causing prop. Destruction at a store in Char. Hall. pic.twitter.com/6qKlu7tqA7
— St. Mary's Sheriff (@firstsheriff) November 30, 2016
Police in Charlotte Hall, Md., were called to the scene and treated us to some highly anthropomorphized statements about “the suspect.” Eventually animal control came and apprehended the beaver, who has since been released to a wildlife rehabilitator.
Coincidentally, I had the exact same reaction when my parents switched to an artificial tree the other year. Thankfully they didn’t call the cops.