Bank capitalised on squirrel's nuts mishap
A French bank has been slammed after posting an image on Facebook of a squirrel with its testicles trapped in a bird feed stand.
Caisse d'Epargne admitted it made a faux pas after posting the photograph of the squirrel trapped upside down after it tried to steal some nuts, reports The Local.
The photo was posted with the phrase: "Because accidents don't just happen to others, insurance will also cover you for any temporary injuries."
Initally, users had thought the bank's Facebook page had been targeted by hackers, but when they realised it was deliberate, many complained the advert was in bad taste.
"It's absolutely despicable to use this for publicity. As a customer I completely disapprove. Shame on you," said one disgusted customer.
The bank quickly took down the photo and a spokesman admitted: "We wanted to make use of the social networks but we made a mistake.
"It was a communication error. We've hurt Facebook followers and potential customers and we regret it."