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Squirrel wrecks home, insurance won't fix it

Posted at 10:30 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 14:43:15-05

ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta couple said they came home from a winter vacation to find their house had been ransacked by an unusual suspect: a squirrel.

Kari and Dustin Drees returned to find their house in disarray with floors scratched, baseboards chewed, and squirrel feces all around.

Reports say a squirrel had fallen down their chimney and became trapped in the house, defecating and scratching at everything to get out.

The couple's home insurance provider won't cover the damages, saying a squirrel is considered a rodent not covered by the policy. But the insurer offered to pay for alternative housing while the couple cleans the home.