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Squirrels popular at northeastern Ohio university also a costly nuisance
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, May 10, 2014 3:30 PM EDT
Squirrels that have taken on a minor celebrity status at a northeastern Ohio university have become a costly nuisance.
But now Malone President David King is imploring students and staff at the private, liberal arts school to stop feeding the cute critters.
The squirrels have caused thousands of dollars of damage.
The Repository reports that the squirrels have destroyed everything from gutters to compressor control wires. They've gotten into buildings and chewed through Internet connection wires and fire alarm cables.
They've even built nests in heating and cooling units, causing air-flow problems.
Information from: The Repository, http://www.cantonrep.com