Watch: Patriotic Squirrels Steal US Flags from Family to Build Nest


A family of patriotic squirrels have built a nest for their children out of stolen US flags. A San Antonio Air Force veteran was heartbroken after he discovered all the American flags in his front yard were stolen. His family wondered who would do such a thing to someone who served their country. Then the families disappointment turned to laughter when their neighbor showed them footage of the thieves in action.

“It wasn’t like they had just fallen off. Both of us were kind of heartbroken. We were just confused because we’re new to the neighborhood. We didn’t know if somebody did it or what happened.” – Jennifer Northam

Video footage revealed the thieves were not humans. A pair of squirrels spent the entire day pulling the flags off their posts. After freeing the flags, the squirrels roll them into a ball, put them into their mouths, and carry them back to their nest.

“I was just like, ‘Oh my god,’ These animals have a mind of their own. Like, you never would guess that they would do something like that. How crazy that it was actually a squirrel that took it. And they made a nest out of them.” – Neighbor

The neighbor showed local media the nest. It was very high in a tree and composed of 10 small American flags.

The squirrels have not said which branch of the service their children intend on joining.

Source: Fox News