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A squirrel that is stealing American flags for its nest at the Mount Hope cemetery in Port Huron, Mich. climbs on a branch. AP Photo

Squirrel at cemetery wraps nest in Old Glory


PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) -- A brazen squirrel has been grabbing small American flags placed in a cemetery and carrying them up to its nest, which now looks as if it's bedecked in bunting.

Every Memorial Day, volunteers place the flags next to the graves of about 965 veterans buried at Mount Hope Cemetery on the city's north side. The flags were undisturbed during a Mass held Monday.

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