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(Photo: Shutterstock) Damage caused by a squirrel to a home is not covered, the insurer declared.  (Photo: Shutterstock)

An Atlanta couple came home from a winter vacation to find their house had been ransacked. But the culprit was not the usual home invader — a squirrel had fallen down the chimney and was trapped in the house, scratching at everything to get out and defecating all over the home. The squirrel even figured out how to turn on the kitchen faucet. Eventually, the squirrel created a nest on the couch to live out its days. The couple said that an alarm went off in the home during the vacation, but friends had checked out the situation and said that doors and windows had not been breached.

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