Haven't we all been there at the holidays -- rifling through the boxes of pre-lit trees, prowling the shelves for just the right holiday bauble?
When it's time to decorate your dam, you have to hit the store! And that's just what this shopper did in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, on Monday.
Except this shopper was a beaver.
And its claws are better for digging through mud and sticks than through a dollar store. Police were called after the little critter damaged some of the merchandise.
"As an law enforcement officer, you just never know what your next call might be," read a Facebook post from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office.
The beaver was safely captured by animal control and taken to a wildlife rehabilitator, the sheriff's office said.
(To wait for the after-Christmas sales, of course.)