A bumper crop of acorns, pine cones and other staples in 2017 led to a booming squirrel population in northeast US. Photo: AP

Sticky situation: squirrels are sabotaging US maple syrup operations

  • Rise in population of the critters means more are chomping on tubes that collect the sweet liquid from trees in Vermont, Maine and New England
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A bumper crop of acorns, pine cones and other staples in 2017 led to a booming squirrel population in northeast US. Photo: AP
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