Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/05/11/squirrels_bt/

Squirrels blamed for gnawing through BT phone line

Maybe, maybe not

By Tim Richardson

Posted in Bootnotes, 11th May 2005 11:11 GMT

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. ®

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