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Apparently squirrels are wrecking Toronto's Christmas lights

Toronto might be all decked out for Christmas, but a few of Toronto's furriest residents might be going all Harry and Marv by wreaking havoc on some of the city's decorations.

As BC News reports, squirrels might be chewing through the wires on the Christmas lights that illuminate the skating rink and surrounding areas at North York's Mel Lastman Square.

According to CBC, Filion wants squirrel-proof lights installed in order to keep the public space looking festive over the holiday season.

While Councillor John Filion blames the squirrels for darkening the square, others don't believe his theory because they don't think the squirrels could cause so much damage. Regardless, there will be multi-coloured floodlights at Mel Lastman Square to keep it lit.

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