STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A local authority in the Stockholm area has taken two months to decide that a resident can kill a squirrel that has trashed his house.
Now that the County Administration Board has ruled in his favor, all the man has to do is get police permission, the newspaper Expressen reported.
The man, who lives in Enskede, a bucolic suburb of the capital, said the squirrel has broken into his house a number of times. On each occasion, the animal has done considerable damage, TT/The Local said.
Jonas Wahlstrom of the Stockholm Aquarium said the problem could have been solved simply and humanely some time ago. He recommends putting a small birdcage baited with squirrel food in a tree.
"The grateful squirrel will then naturally climb inside and start to munch on the food," he said. "Through a long thread attached to the opening of the cage you can then close the gate. Then you just take it away."