Squirrels’ stash of winter walnuts causes car chaos

We never completely understand the tactics, or shall we say bright ideas, that some wildlife has, although in this case it’s pretty obvious what these squirrels were doing, unfortunately for them, it’s a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time…


These clever little rodents were planning ahead and thought they had found a really great place to store some nuts, with lots of grass packed around them it must have seemed like a perfect little hideaway for them, unfortunately not though!

They squirreled away their winter supply of food, but for one couple in the United States, it was just a hoodful of walnuts and grass jammed into their car engine, what a shock!

Holly Persic was driving along one day, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, when she noticed the car seemed no quite right, she couldn’t put her finger on it, but something seemed quite strange about the car and how it was driving.


Her husband said:

“My wife called me from Northland Library and said that her car smelt like it was burning, and was making a weird sound”

Chris Persic, her husband posted the above on Facebook and since then it’s gone completely viral, and we can see why!

His wife Holly opened the hood to be greeted with an engine full of walnuts, very neatly packed in a heap of grass, by squirrels, of course, over a weekend, while the vehicle was parked in the open, fast work by those efficient squirrels!


Poor Chris her hubby spent an hour cleaning out the 200 plus walnuts and grass from under the hood of the car…

He said on Facebook:

He cleaned out “…over 200 (not an exaggeration) walnuts and grass from under the hood”

The happy couple took the incident in good humor and carried on with their lives, Chris said:


“There’s definitely an angry squirrel wife right now wondering where all the nuts went”

Sorry, Mr. and Mrs. Squirrels your nuts have vanished, we hope they will find some more nuts and a better hiding place next time!