Maryland Beaver Doesn’t Like Holiday Shopping, Either

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via St. Mary's County Sheriff
via St. Mary’s County Sheriff

The search of some fresh dam materials brought a beaver into a store in Charlotte Hall, Md., to do some shopping this week. This being a dollar store, however, only artificial Christmas trees were available. The beaver was not pleased.

It appears the dam didn’t need any other decorations. According to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, the beaver then proceeded to trash the holiday decoration section. Eventually, animal rescue corralled the critter.

Realizing the viral potential, the sheriff’s office played along issuing a statement noting that “the suspect attempted to flee.” They internet responded attention and gave the beaver stardom. But the spotlight brought a number of interpretations. Naturally, Fox News said the beaver declared War on Christmas.

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