Rowdy rodents disrupt kids' egg hunt in Richfield’s Augsburg Park

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  • Updated: March 27, 2013 - 8:25 PM

Beady-eyed bandits watched from perches high above the ground Saturday as unsuspecting volunteers hid treat-filled plastic eggs for a kids’ “egg scramble” in Richfield’s Augsburg Park.

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Douglind33Mar. 27, 13 5:58 PM

A squirrel posse should be summoned immediately. Semi-autos with 30-round clips should do the job.

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PatitodehuleMar. 27, 13 7:08 PM

I would have anticipated some eggs becoming squirrel feed, but I wonder how many they (the squirrels) actually got. Apparently it was enough to be problematic?

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kezaezyMar. 27, 13 8:07 PM

Annoying but harmless. (Shame on you "Douglind33" for bringing your gun talk to a kid's Easter egg hunt)! Seriously.

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tullagirlMar. 27, 13 8:37 PM

The squirrels were probably wondering why the humans were putting candy in their favorite hidey-holes.

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swmnguyMar. 27, 13 9:54 PM

There's not much I'd put past our city squirrels. They seem to take one bite out of every tomato or squash I grow. They demolished my daughter's sunflower and sweet corn efforts. There's a peanut butter jar, a slice of old pizza and some hamburger buns on my neighbor's roof today; none of it was there yesterday. They're just bushy-tailed rats.

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ragianneMar. 28, 13 6:26 AM

LOVE IT LOVE IT! THEY WANT TREATS TOO, YAH KNOW. THEY ARE SO FUNNY! ESPECIALLY THE BABY SQUIRRELS. THEY'RE PROBABLY HUNGRY? HASN'T BEEN MUCH AROUND FOR 'EM TO EAT THIS WINTER... HOW ABOUT PUTTING SOME PEANUTS OUT SOMEWHERE - THEN THEY'LL LEAVE THE EGGS ALONE..?

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ragianneMar. 28, 13 6:30 AM

I plant Sun Flowers etc in the summer, for the sqirrels and Cardinals to pick at - as for corn, the racoons will eat it all!? Basically, they are all harmless! No reason to shoot/trap/? them! I love watching 'em in my yard! And I throw out peanuts to see if they can find 'em!? Then do!

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maryjfb73Mar. 28, 13 7:35 AM

What did they think would happen? It's been a long winter. Food has been scarce for the animals. Of course they're going to eat Easter eggs as well as anything else containing food. We've hidden Easter eggs in our yard, gone to church and have come back to a couple that were chewed open. It's bound to happen.

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JT33Mar. 28, 13 7:54 PM

They are not harmless! I live 2 blocks away. They've eaten through all the garbage can tops in the neighborhood. Chewed through a couple of neighbors under hangs and moved into their attics. They have broken into garages and shredded every piece of cardboard insight. Chewed the spouts off of gasoline cans. Ragianne, if you want some of these "harmless"creatures please come and take them away. I've lived here for 55 yrs. and I never seen them be as destructive as this group of squirrels.

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missdunnMar. 29, 13 7:50 PM

@douglind33: Because that's what Jesus would do. Especially at Easter time. Right?

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