Red Squirrel Shuts Down Scottish Bakery For Two Days

A bakery in Scotland has been closed for two days due to the presence of an unusual burglar — a protected red squirrel. The Greggs bakery in Pitlochry was closed Sunday after a red squirrel was found living in the roof the previous day. The squirrel was photographed through a window wandering around the closed business. The bakery remained closed Monday after initial attempts to safely extract the squirrel were unsuccessful. The Scottish SPCA confirmed that it was contacted about the squirrel Saturday. Because the squirrel was very high up in the rafters, they advised the bakery owner to leave an exit for the squirrel in hopes the animal would come down of its own accord. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. Specialists are now working to safely extract the squirrel, which is a protected species in Scotland. Greggs officials said the store will be thoroughly cleaned before reopening once the animal is safely outside.