Squirrels stash walnuts for winter in car, causing trouble

Elias Hubbard
October 9, 2019

Squirrelling away supplies for winter took on a whole new meaning for a couple in the United States, after they discovered a hoodful of walnuts and grass in their vehicle.

Chris Persic shared a photo on Facebook of his wife's SUV stuffed with 200 walnuts under the hood. It took them about an hour to pull everything out, and the walnuts filled up half a trash can.

The couple discovered an engine full of grass and walnuts, neatly packed.

Holly Persic said she called him Monday when the vehicle smelled like it was burning, the check engine light was on, and she heard a weird sound as she drove to the Northland Libray in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

"They were everywhere, under the battery, near the radiator fan", he told CNN. "So, yeah, check underneath your hood", Chris Persic said.

"Fortunately it was raining out so the grass was pretty damp... could have caught on fire and been a different story, rather than a amusing one!"

Chris Persic says his wife normally uses the auto for work, but during the weekend prior to the discovery, they used his truck instead.

"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", said Persic. "And now we know where they all went".

Although there was no damage to the auto, Mr Persic warned others to check under their bonnets.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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