Who's nuts: the wife or the squirrels?
A Pennsylvania lady was driving her vehicle when she smelled something burning and heard an unusual sound. She popped the hood and found something somewhat nutty — A gigantic mass of walnuts squirrels put aside for the Winter.
"Here's a little PSA for everyone on this rainy Monday," said Chris Persic in a viral Facebook post Monday about the hilarious circumstance his significant other, Holly, ended up in subsequent to opening up the hood of her vehicle. "Rodents and vehicles do not mix..."
She sent him a photograph of the squirrels' load, and he came directly over to help remove them.
"I got a rental and headed over to clean out over 200 — not an exaggeration — walnuts and grass from under the hood," he proceeded. "It took almost an hour, and we were able to clean it enough." Chris said the couple later took the vehicle to a neighbourhood auto mechanics shop to "check it out."
The shop supposedly found an extra half trashcan worth of nuts underneath the motor, as indicated by CBS Pittsburgh. Fortunately, the rodents' gathering didn't do any enduring harm on the vehicle.
Chris added that his vehicle must be towed after it started to shake while accelerating and the "check engine light" turned on. He said that he speculated the fuzzy critters likewise had something to do with his vehicle's inconveniences.
My truck may have had a squirrel chew through/pull out a fuel injector hose," he said. "Was absolutely nuts ... no pun intended."
The couple's black walnut tree has all the earmarks of being the hotspot for the squirrels' winter snacks. Chris revealed to CBS Pittsburgh he had as of late been pondering where the majority of the fallen walnuts vanished to.
"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.
Presently, it appears they have their answer. To avoid further issue, the pair said they have just requested a quote on evacuating the tree.
Chris completed the story with certain useful tidbits for other people, who park their vehicles outside: "Do yourself a favour and check under the hood every once in awhile."