Rampant destruction of ecosystems has forced animals to make homes for themselves in unusual places, and a couple in the US state of Pennsylvania discovered this first hand a little more than most as things started going wrong with their car. They realised later that squirrels were the culprits, and had stored more than 200 walnuts under the hood of couple's SUV to prepare for the upcoming winter. Meanwhile, the Internet has shown concern for the squirrels while revealing their funny side.
As per local reports, Chris Persic's wife had called in to say that her vehicle smelled like it was burning. When she opened the hood, she found walnuts and grass all over the engine. They then took the car to a car mechanic who later found half a trashcan of walnuts under the engine. Persic revealed that there was not any severe damage to the car except that a squirrel had chewed its way through or pulled a fuel injector hose on the truck.
Netizens, meanwhile, have reacted by showing concern for squirrels. One user commented “God I hope the squirrels have a second spot! Gonna be so hungry! “. Another user commented “Better go put the car back where it was parked before these poor #squirrels go hungry this winter. They are counting on that stash.” “Roasted walnuts, 😂” said another user. Another user said that “Look, it’s a squirrel food truck.” "Squirrels like roasted walnuts! Who knew?" Another user wrote.
Am I the only one who feels sorry about the squirrels? It took them so long to stock for winter under that hood 🥺 Can someone make them a tiny house on the backyard and bring all their stock there?☹️— Beckycas (@beckycas_art) October 9, 2019
Critters nesting in cars is not a joke. I had over $2,000 worth of damage from rats that chewed through the wiring. It was the engine light and busted air conditioning that tipped me off.— mjsbigblog (@mjsbigblog) October 9, 2019