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Murders crime scene evidence is being destroyed by SQUIRRELS who gnaw on human bones


From acorns to fungi, squirrels have been known to dig their teeth into just about anything – including human bones.

While eastern gray squirrels primarily rely on plant based foods, researchers say they are opportunistic eaters, and will gnaw on exposed bones and antlers if they come across them in the wilderness.

This behaviour poses challenges to crime scene investigations, as rodent gnawing can leave marks as sharp as knife strikes on human skeletal remains, and squirrels scatter bones away from the original site.

Squirrels are opportunistic eaters, and will gnaw on exposed bones and antlers if they come across them in the wilderness. Researchers attached dry bones to trees throughout the city and observed them periodically over the course of eight weeks

Squirrels are opportunistic eaters, and will gnaw on exposed bones and antlers if they come across them in the wilderness. Researchers attached dry bones to trees throughout the city and observed them periodically over the course of eight weeks

EASTERN GRAY SQUIRRELS 

Eastern gray squirrels mostly…



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