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What Squirrels Did Under the Hood of This Car is Just Plain Nuts

A funny thing happened last week when a car owner checked under his hood last week. Well, it's funny if you're not that car owner.

The engine bay was packed with pine cones, as well as assorted other items left behind by some squirrels doing what squirrels do. They are hoarders, after all.

The incredible photo was posted by Michigan resident Gabe Awrey.

Kellen Moore, the owner, had put his car in storage for the winter and said something just didn't seem right. That's when he popped the hood. 

"Literally every free space in that engine bay was FILLED," Awrey said. "The heat from the engine opened all of these bad boys up too, making them lodged in some places."

According to Moore, the unofficial tally was more than 50 pounds of pine cones. That's just plain nuts.


Incredibly, this happens quite often, with others chiming in on Awrey's post about their own experiences.

So much so that the Michigan State University Extension warns people to "look out for unwanted squirrel hoarding" in any number of enclosed spaces.

They also include a photo of an engine bay that's a hot mess of acorns and assorted nuts.

So consider yourself warned.

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