The squirrel that stole Christmas

There's a new grinch in town.

The squirrel that stole Christmas

A family in Seattle were shocked when bulbs went missing from their Christmas lights.

To their surprise, the culprit turned out to be a squirrel.

The rogue stole 150 of the bulbs in just one day.

Margaret Rican, who owns the lights, caught the culprit on camera.

She said: "We want to believe that this little varmint is decorating his nest, but really, we think that he believes these to be food.

"He has stolen 150 in 24 hours, carefully and precisely chewing through the wires to steal the bulb and bury them around the neighbourhood."

However, Rican has grown attached to the "Bulb Bandit".

"He's the hardest working rodent we've ever seen. and we are really pulling for him, and hoping he survives this winter. He's a quick little bandit, with really good hops."

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