Squirrels on Crack!
I came across this article some days ago and was more then amused. Just picturing the whole event makes me chuckle even now.
It seems that squirrels from a few gardens in London were caught digging up hidden stash of crack-cocaine.
They are digging up the stashes and eating the mega-addictive drug, which comes in small chunks.
Several have been spotted behaving bizarrely in Brixton, South London, since a police blitz against pushers and users.
One resident said: “My neighbour said dealers had used my garden to hide crack.
“Just an hour earlier I’d seen a squirrel digging in the flower-beds.
“It was ill-looking and its eyes looked bloodshot, but it kept on desperately digging. It seems a strange thing to say, but it seemed to know what it was looking for.”
Other residents have seen squirrels become unusually aggressive. The RSPCA said: “These animals are big foragers. They are attracted by smell and will dig up what they fancy.
“If a squirrel did open a bag of crack and start consuming it there is no doubt it would die pretty quickly.”
Crack squirrels are a recognised problem in America. They are common in parks used by addicts in New York and Washington DC.
They have been known to attack park visitors in their search for a fix.