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Toronto woman finds knife-wielding squirrel in back yard

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A Toronto woman captured video when she looked into her backyard and was confronted with a bizarre sight: a squirrel holding a knife.

Andrea Diamond, who lives in the Rosedale area of Toronto, said squirrels are a common sight in her back yard, but Wednesday morning she spotted a squirrel that had picked up a paring knife she had left near a tent outside her home.

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"So apparently knife wielding squirrels are a thing now," Diamond tweeted along with footage of the squirrel.

She said the rodent gnawed on the knife handle for a while before abandoning the tool. She said the animal returned a short time later to chew on the knife a little longer.

Diamond said the squirrel did not appear to have injured itself with the sharp object.

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