Squirrels' stash of winter walnuts causes car trouble for American couple

Media playback is unsupported on your device                  Media caption Watch how these baby squirrels in Poland survived after they lost their nest

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Watch how these baby squirrels in Poland survived after they lost their nest

A Pittsburgh-area woman with auto trouble popped the hood of her vehicle to find squirrels had hidden more than 200 walnuts in the car's body.

Chris Persic posted photos of the auto on Facebook warning that "rodents and vehicles do not mix". It took them about an hour to pull everything out, and the walnuts filled up half a trash can.

Squirreling 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 auto.

Chris Persic told KDKA-TV his wife called to tell him their vehicle smelled like it was burning.

"They were everywhere, under the battery, near the radiator fan", Chris Persic told CNN. On the other hand, Persic claims they've already requested a quote on removing the black walnut tree located on their driveway, and we have a feeling that one may be a bit more expensive.

Due to recent rain the grass under the bonnet was damp but if it had been drier it could have caught fire, he said, leading to far more drastic consequences. "So, yeah, check underneath your hood", Chris Persic said.

"We had a tree guy here... and I made a comment, 'For how many walnuts there are up in that tree, it's fantastic you don't see them all over the ground, '" Chris Persic said.

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

Latest News