“Absolutely nuts!” Squirrels stash 200 walnuts under car hood

Written by on October 9, 2019 in Critters vs Humans vs Critters - No comments

They were exactly the toasted walnuts anyone asked for.

But for one Pennsylvania couple, they got more than 200 of them after discovering some thrifty squirrels stashed their bounty under the hood of their car.

Holly Persic was driving her Kia SUV on Monday morning when she smelled something burning. Plus, the car was making a weird sound. She stopped at the Northland Library in Franklin Park and called her husband.

“I told her to pop the hood, and this is the picture that she sent me!” her husband, Chris Persic wrote on Facebook.

Oh nuts! Squirrels and cars don’t mix. Chris Presic/Facebook

The coupled cleaned out more than “200 (not an exaggeration) walnuts and grass” from under the hood. 

The car had been to the shop a month ago, but they hadn’t looked under the hood since. And the tree in their yard started dropping walnuts a few weeks ago.

Then they took it to Trevis Auto Service for a double check.

The auto shop said it was happy to help.

“In all the years we have been in business this the most that we have ever seen!!” Trevis Auto Service posted on Facebook.

“This is a good example of why every once in a while you should check under/inside your vehicle (especially when the weather starts to get cold) Critters are always on the look out for a warm place to find a home!!!” it added.

“Long story short, if you park outside, do yourself a favor and check under the hood every once in awhile,” Chris added.

“Holly’s [vehicle] looked like they were storing up for the next 3 winters,” he added. “Was absolutely nuts…no pun intended.”

Photos Chris Persic/Facebook

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Dawn Walton

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