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October 10, 2005

Squirrels on Crack

The idea of a squirrel on crack scares the crap out of me.

Squirrels go nuts on crack

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squirrels, digging up stashes

SQUIRRELS are getting hooked on crack cocaine -- hidden by addicts in gardens.

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."

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Crack squirrels are a recognised problem in America. They are common in parks used by addicts in New York and Washington DC. [The Sun Online]

Has anyone else heard of this problem with crack squirrels in America? Should I be frightened? The squirrels in my backyard always look a bit crazed and hyper. I'll have to start carrying a bat to fend them off when I go out to the car.

Posted by snooze at October 10, 2005 04:55 PM

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I have NEVER heard of this before - scary if true. I'm surprised that it doesn't kill an animal that small.

Posted by: anotheranon [LiveJournal user info] at October 10, 2005 05:41 PM

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Posted by: jlick [LiveJournal user info] at October 10, 2005 09:32 PM

I'd used "crack squirrels" as a phrase, but... oh, wow, the poor little things, they're crazy enough, what with all the mercury traces in their brains, or something like that. Gaaaah. How unfortunate.

Posted by: eibii [LiveJournal user info] at October 11, 2005 07:05 AM

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