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Beaver trashes store aisle after sniffing out fake Christmas trees

Maryland's St. Mary's Country Sheriff says the bucktooth bandit has been safely captured after its festive adventure.

Alas, there is little more than disappointment in that box.

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Alas, there is little more than disappointment in that box.

A beaver bandit was rounded up by police after making a 'dam' fine mess of a holiday aisle at a Maryland dollar store.

News of the rogue rodent’s Christmas caper comes via tweets from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff, who say the beaver waddled through the front door and made a beav-line for an aisle that looked to be lined with delicious tree treats.

Bad news, beaver, those balsams are bogus.

In what we can all hope was a display of displeasure, the beaver put its finely honed skills of destruction to work on the surrounding Yuletide merchandise.

“As a law enforcement officer, you just never know what your next call might be,” the office wrote on their Facebook page.

Happily, the beaver was safely captured by animal control officers and has been handed over to a local wildlife rescue organization.