Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/05/11/squirrels_bt/
Squirrels blamed for gnawing through BT phone line
Maybe, maybe not
A BT engineer has blamed squirrels for gnawing through phone cables cutting off a Berkshire couple.
John and Christina Gaff from Finchampstead told Get Wokingham that they have been without a phone service for eight weeks. When a BT engineer finally came round to sort out the problem he told them squirrels had nibbled through their line.
It seems that squirrels like the taste of BT's cables.
However, a spokeswoman for BT told the paper that there was "no indication that squirrels were to blame".
Hmmm, so which is it? The Gaffs - and El Reg's - readers need to know. ®