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Squirrels damage band shell in Mason City

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news Willmar, 56201
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

MASON CITY, Iowa - Squirrels get the blame for damage to the Mason City's newly repaired band shell.

Band shell supporter Janice Easley says squirrels chewed some major holes in the new siding, hunting nuts they hid in the building before the work was done.

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Workers cleared out a barrel full of walnuts and acorns from the rafters and put up mothballs, a smell that squirrels hate.

Easley says the goal is to keep the squirrels out until the repairs can be finished. It's apparently working because the squirrels haven't returned.

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Information from: KIMT-TV, http://www.kimt.com

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