Many plants and trees only produce an edible product at a certain time of the year. As winters roll up animals cache plenty of food to survive. One of such animals storing nuts for winter is the squirrel. That’s why many people call storing food as “squirreling ” food away.
One such incident was reported in Pennsylvania, where the massive store of walnuts was found under Car’s Hood. A woman was driving her car when she heard a strange noise and burning smell, she opened the hood and discovered the nuts. These nuts were stored by squirrels as there winter food.
She sent photos to her husband Chris Persic and sought immediate help to clean.
“Here’s a little PSA for everyone on this rainy Monday,” wrote Chris Persic in a viral Facebook post-Monday about the comical situation his wife, Holly, found herself in after opening up the hood of her car. “Rodents and vehicles do not mix …”
“I got a rental and headed over to clean out over 200 — not an exaggeration — walnuts and grass from under the hood,” he continued. “It took almost an hour, and we were able to clean it enough.” Chris said the couple later took the car to a local auto repair shop to “check it out.”
Though no damage to the engine or vehicle was caused due to stored nuts. But again more than half trashcan full nuts were recovered at repair shop under the engine.
Chris added that his car had to be towed after it began to shake while accelerating and the “check engine light” turned on. He wrote that he suspected the furry critters also had something to do with his car troubles.
“My truck may have had a squirrel chew through/pull out a fuel injector hose,” he said. “Was absolutely nuts … no pun intended.”
“Funny thing is I was thinking that for how massive the tree is, and how many walnuts have fallen — and how many dents our vehicle received — there really aren’t many on the ground,” Persic told the outlet.
Source of squirrel’s winter meal was a black walnut tree, now to prevent the future damage couple has asked for quotes to remove the tree.