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Monday, October 22, 2007

RAT BY ANY OTHER NAME

A Bayonne woman got a little hot under the collar after a flaming squirrel detonated her car.


Lindsey Millar, 23, was in her 42nd Street home last week when her 2006 Toyota Camry suddenly blew up. Firefighters called to scene said the culprit was a squirrel that had chewed through overhead power lines and ignited before falling on top of the car and setting the engine compartment ablaze.

While Millar was fully insured and no one was hurt, she said the incident was nothing to laugh about ... at least not until she gets a new car.

I'd bet the electrocuted squirrel wasn't laughing either.

On a really nutty note: Millar is thinking about dedicating a plastic tombstone among the Halloween decorations on her front lawn to the squirrel with no name.

Guess they don't have a lot to do in Bayonne.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Pete said...

I can send my neighbor Arnie up to Bayonne. His property is so violated by squirrels digging in his lawn for acorns he's taken to trapping them.
He uses a have-a-heart trap to catch them. They seem to love matzah and peanut butter. At last count ole' Arnie had trapped and relocated 78 squirrels! He take them over to the local county park where they are set free.
Not sure if squirrels have some inbred GPS unit in their brain but
there always seems to be an ample of critter for ole' Arnie.
Maybe they're making their way back to Springfield.

Mon Oct 22, 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous squirrely said...

what a nut job!

Mon Oct 22, 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Would have been funny if town was Nutley. What to do with electrocuted squirrels? Road kill BBQ! Who says you can't get a free lunch anymore? Takes like fried chicken, with a nutty flavor I am sure.

Mon Oct 22, 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toyotas blow up by themselves.

Tue Oct 23, 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry I missed this blog - lived in bayonne my whole life up until 8 years ago.

Guess I made a good move!

Tue Oct 23, 12:39:00 PM  

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