Squirrels stash more than 200 walnuts under hood of Pennsylvania couple’s auto

Cheryl Sanders
October 10, 2019

He said walnuts were "everywhere" in his wife's Sorento including under the battery and near the radiator fan.

Posting photos of the auto on Monday, Mr Persic said: "My wife called me from Northland Library and said that her vehicle smelt like it was burning, and was making a weird sound". They were also around the engine and these were black and "definitely roasting". "So, yeah, check underneath your hood", Chris Persic said.

It turns out squirrels stored more than 200 of them under the hood of the couple's SUV.


He said: "My wife uses the vehicle for work, and it's only been sitting over the weekend. My truck may have had a squirrel chew through/pull out a fuel injector hose, and Holly's looked like they were storing up for the next 3 winters", he wrote in a post that has since gone viral.

As autumn set in, walnuts started falling from the trees a few weeks ago meaning the squirrels must have worked quickly to build their hoard.

"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. There were enough walnuts to fill half a trash can.


"Was absolutely nuts.no pun intended", Mr Persic said in his Facebook post.

"Fortunately, it wasn't all dry because they said it probably would have caught fire".

Persic says there was not any extensive damage.


"Long story short, if you park outside, do yourself a favor and check under the hood every once in awhile", Chris Persic wrote on Facebook.

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