Residents near a rural region roughly three hours away from the Canadian city of Saskatoon were perplexed by the theft of some lumber that had occurred in the area.
Turns out, the culprits later identified behind the missing wood were beavers.
CBC News reports that investigators became aware of this timber caper when a report came in notifying them of missing posts that were supposed to be used to make a fence.
Responding authorities immediately began their search in the area near Porcupine Plain only to discover a bunch of beavers using the stolen posts to build some evergreen homes in a nearby waterway.
The Toronto Sun confirms that, while all evidence points to the beavers committing the crime, no charges have been filed.
In the words of Cst. Conrad Rickards of the Porcupine Plain RCMP detachment: “Who could really blame these little bucktooth bandits considering the price of wood these days?”