In a bold mid-day assault, a team of commandos from the Acorn Liberation Front, the militant wing of the Squirrel Union, has successfully staged what appears to be the biggest attack yet upon bird feeders in the vicinity. A coordinated effort against the "Squirrel-B-Gone" feeder has left it weakened and vulnerable. Forensics experts are reviewing the debris but preliminary indications are that gnawing on the top where it fits into the feeder base caused a disconnect, plummeting the base to the ground and spilling hundreds of valuable black oil sunflower seeds upon the ground. A team of fattened seed hoarders descended upon the scene before authorities arrived, plundering as much as they could before the site was secured. Despite the recent successes of the ALF, additional anti-squirrel resources have been diverted and most seeds have been recovered from the ground and placed into a new feeder with a screw-on top. Bird Spokesman "Blue" Jay McFlutter described the scene as "a tragic loss" and called for a squadron of hawks to be mobilized to deal with the threat. Unfortunately, the hawks did not arrive on time and instead a herd of loud children arrived on the scene to keep the squirrels away. Jumpy Jones, ALF Press Secretary had no comment, as his mouth was full of stolen sunflower seeds.