Who would steal flags from Civil War graves?
Authorities in Hudson, N.Y. believe they have found the culprit in a rash of cemetery flag thefts: woodchucks.
Mayor Bill Hallenbeck tells the Register-Star that police used cameras and confirmed that the flags were in the woodchucks' burrows.
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Around 75 flags were reported missing from Civil War graves in the days leading up to and following Independence Day.
Hallenbeck said he was glad the culprit wasn't a human resident. He said some flags are now coated with a substance that attracts woodchucks.
Woodchucks are also known as groundhogs. They are excellent burrowers.
Hudson is a city of about 7,000 on the shore of the Hudson River 30 miles south of Albany.