FITCHBURG – A pair of beavers wandered into Cumberland Farms one night…
Surveillance footage posted to the company’s Facebook page shows two beavers, one larger than the other, walking into the store at 550 Kimball St. in tandem at 1 a.m. Tuesday.
While one of the furry customers beats a hasty retreat, the other meanders around, pausing and looking at a clerk who stopped to take pictures.
After snapping a shot, the clerk attempts to direct the oversized rodent to the exit, but the beaver isn’t busy. It ambles over to another section of the store, finally pausing for one last shot before heading back outside.
The store’s location is near the Nashua River. Clerks who answered the telephone Thursday night said the beavers came in during the overnight shift.
“Over the river and through the woods, to the Fitchburg, MA Cumbys we go!” the store wrote on its post. “Note: the animals safely left the store and went home.”
The video had more than 34,000 views and nearly 300 comments within two hours.
“They thought it was free coffee Friday” one person quipped.
“Massachusetts legalizes cannabis and the beavers come out looking for some slimjims,” cracked another. “I’m not saying the two are related, but I’ll let you do the math.”