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Old 03-27-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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Witnessed a crime scene at EPCOT!

We just got back from our trip to the world! While in a YES program workshop with my fourteen yearbook students, the kids were completing an assignment by taking pictures that told a story. One of my girls caught a squirrel in the basket of a stroller. The squirrel had taken a ziploc bag, with a sandwich inside of it, out of a diaper bag at the bottom of the stroller. It then proceeded to take part of the sandwich out of the bag, and eat it! Those poor people are going to think someone was pilfering through their items, when in actuality it was a naughty squirrel! My student's picture definitely told a story. We told her she would be a great crime scene photographer.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:56 PM   #2
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That's great! Well not for the poor sandwich owners. Darn squirrels..rats with furry tails.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:01 PM   #3
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LOL They will be wondering "Now who on Earth would steal a sandwich????"

We have warning signs at our zoo that the squirrels can and will steal anything that isn't locked down, and even open zippers.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:24 PM   #4
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Squirrel bandit! Those have to be some seriously cute photos though.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:26 PM   #5
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Ha,ha-that is too funny!
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:10 PM   #6
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We have warning signs at our zoo that the squirrels can and will steal anything that isn't locked down, and even open zippers.
We have the same problem at our zoo with crows. They're really smart critters!
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:58 PM   #7
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Ever since I started noticing squirrels in strollers and sniffing/licking around water bottle tops, I wasn't able to leave ANYTHING in a stroller anymore. Of course stroller days are done for Ds, but the memory is still big in my mind.


These were taken last year at the Boardwalk pool; people in neighboring lounge chairs had eaten and gone off to do something, leaving all their food scraps behind.








That little dude REALLY liked the leftover mayo in that packet. I was so glad when the people came back and did NOT try to eat anymore of that food, LOL. We told them about their visitor anyway, but it wasn't as time-sensitive as if they were about to use the mayo or something.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:05 PM   #8
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I have photos of a squirrel doing the same thing at Epcot! We came out and he was pilfering through our diaper bag!

He was very bold and not a bit afraid of us. We shooed him and he just went on to the next strollers. He must have it made living next to stroller parking.

I will look through my pictutes and edit to add the exact location. My memory fails me on that detail.

ETA - He was at stroller parking for The Seas building.

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Old 03-27-2013, 06:10 PM   #9
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Now there is a Disney secret worth looking for on my next trip!
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:32 PM   #10
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A similar thing happened to us a few years ago. We exited Spaceship Earth to find a naughty little squirrel sitting in my DS's stroller eating his bag of potato chips that was left in the bottoms of the stroller.
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Never mind the squirrels! How about those birds who pilfer food from the strollers at MK? I've seen those tiny thieves rifle through popcorn, snacks, etc. While folks are on rides. I'll bet they have no idea their food has been tampered with. --worse yet, I've had a hotdog stolen out of the bun just as I was about to eat it -- by a seagull!!!
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Never mind the squirrels! How about those birds who pilfer food from the strollers at MK? I've seen those tiny thieves rifle through popcorn, snacks, etc. While folks are on rides. I'll bet they have no idea their food has been tampered with. --worse yet, I've had a hotdog stolen out of the bun just as I was about to eat it -- by a seagull!!!
Many years ago, my 4 year old DD had her hand bitten when one of those stupid cranes snatched a piece of turkey leg straight out of her hand! It was bruised for a few days.

I will say... these pictures and stories are making me very happy that my stroller days are behind me!!
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Never mind the squirrels! How about those birds who pilfer food from the strollers at MK? I've seen those tiny thieves rifle through popcorn, snacks, etc. While folks are on rides. I'll bet they have no idea their food has been tampered with. --worse yet, I've had a hotdog stolen out of the bun just as I was about to eat it -- by a seagull!!!
Not at Disney, but we had a seagull fly down and steal my DS pizza when he got up to get a napkin. The funniest part was watching him swallow the whole slice of pizza whole. The thing was like a tiny trash compactor.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:01 AM   #14
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Never mind the squirrels! How about those birds who pilfer food from the strollers at MK? I've seen those tiny thieves rifle through popcorn, snacks, etc. While folks are on rides. I'll bet they have no idea their food has been tampered with. --worse yet, I've had a hotdog stolen out of the bun just as I was about to eat it -- by a seagull!!!



We have totally witnessed this. In January 2011, we saw one of those birds steal a guys fish as he was walking away from Yorkshire. My husband and I died laughing, but felt so bad for him. The CM gave him a new order.
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I've seen squirrels rooting through strollers on many occasion...and even birds. The birds will eat anything you leave out for them to access, but the squirrels will actually get into zippered bags and check them out.

there's a lot of wild animals at WDW (usually birds) that are accustomed to being fed and have no fear of people at all. They will come right up to you and beg, and some will just swipe what they want. No matter how often WDW asks guests to not feed the birds and critters, they can't stop it, because people think it's so CUTE.
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