ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A troop of fats, hungry squirrels has put the kibosh on a downtown St. Paul park’s vacation lighting fixtures show.
Buddies of Mears Park needed to forego the standard show this yr as a result of squirrels chewed throughout the lighting fixtures’ wires ultimate yr and the seller refused to place up with the headache and price once more this yr, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Tuesday.
The wires, it seems, had been lined with polylactic acid, a spinoff of corn sugar, an interesting appetizer for squirrels spoiled via park guests who may not prevent feeding them, mentioned Ann LaBore, co-chair of the chums crew.
“They are trying and lead them across the park,” she mentioned. “One man used to be seeking to get one to leap on him. It is a little demanding.”
As a substitute of the normal show, the chums crew is the use of a projector to create a kaleidoscope of snowflakes and base lighting fixtures that shower the timber in inexperienced and blue. LaBore mentioned she’s gotten proceedings that the show is a ways too anemic this yr.
Blame the “tree rats,” L. a. Bore mentioned.
“Folks glance down from their condos or flats and so they need to see the twinkly lighting fixtures,” she mentioned. “Smartly, we will be able to’t have twinkly lighting fixtures. It used to be most certainly this or not anything.”