Beaver caught 'shopping' for Christmas decorations, causes property damage to Md. store


    Beaver caught 'shopping' for Christmas decorations, causes property damage to Md. store (Photo Courtesy of St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office)

    A beaver left his or her dam in Charlotte Hall Monday on a quest to find Christmas decorations at a local dollar store, the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office reports.

    Witnesses say they saw the beaver attempting to select the perfect Christmas tree and checking out other discounted holiday decor.

    Corporal Yingling was called in after the beaver reportedly caused some property damage to the store.

    Officials say the beaver attempted to flee the area when Yingling arrived but he or she was safely "apprehended" by Animal Control.

    The beaver was eventually released to a wildlife rehabilitator.

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