Woodchucks to blame for Hudson cemetery damages◀ Back To Blog
July 14, 2012
Every year local veterans groups place American flags in front of the tombstones of Civil War Veterans in the cemetery. This year about 75 flags were missing from the graves leading up to and following the Fourth of July reported, Albany's New Channel 10.
Police were even offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrests of those that were targeting the cemetery. However the mystery came to an end when police reviewed motion sensor cameras they recently set up in the cemetery. City of Hudson Mayor William Hallenbeck Jr. watched the cameras and confirms he saw a woodchuck in front of a grave with a flag, and then watched the woodchuck and flag disappear.
Mayor Hallenbeck says a manufacturer of the flags have added a substance that attracts woodchucks and other municipalities have had the same problem. Go figure!
Check out the video: NEWS10 ABC: Albany, New York News, Weather, Sports