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    Squirrel Hides in Car, Climbs Up Woman's Leg as She Drives

    A University of North Carolina professor keeps her cool and makes a new friend when a stowaway squirrel climbs up her leg as she's driving. WRAL's Lynda Loveland reports.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 1, 2017)

    Apparently, out-of-towners are talking. And they've reached a consensus: Bostons' squirrels are overweight.

    According to the Boston Globe, online reviews of both the Boston Common and the Public Garden are starting to include comments about the size of the animals.

    "They're just so much chubbier than squirrels everywhere," Susan Abell, a spokesperson for the Friends of the Public Garden, told the Globe. Veterinarian Greg Mertz took it a step further, calling the squirrels "obese."

    Part of the problem appears to be that they're being overfed - by tourists and Bostonians alike. Because of the large numbers of people who visit the Common every day, there is also a ton of discarded food to snack on.

    Tons of Plastic Waste Wash Ashore on Dominican Republic Coast

    [NATL] Tons of Plastic Waste Wash Ashore on Dominican Republic Coast

    An NGO claims it cleaned up over 30 tons of plastic waste off the coast of Santo Domingo.

    (Published Saturday, July 21, 2018)

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