Holly's car smelt like it was burning so she called her husband. He told her to check under the bonnet, upon checking she discovered around 200 nuts and clumps of grass hidden inside her car that some family of squirrels had seemingly decided to stock there for safekeeping ahead of winter.
Holly Persic, from Pittsburgh in the US, thought something was wrong with her car as it smelt like it was burning. She called her husband Chris who told her to pop the head up and check inside. When she lifted the bonnet, she found around 200 nuts and clumps of grass hidden inside the bonnet. A family of squirrels had seemingly decided to stock them there for safekeeping ahead of winter. The couple was surprised, it took almost an hour for them to get the nuts out, thankfully no damage was done to the car just that all the hard work of the poor squirrels went in vain.
Holly panicked when she saw the waft of burning coming out from her car's bonnet and filling the air. She immediately contacted her husband and told him that her car smelt like it was burning, and was making a weird sound.
"I told her to pop the hood, and this is the picture that she sent me!"
When she lifted the bonnet, she discovered more than 200 nuts hiding inside. The above picture is of her husband Chris just before he took the nuts out with the help of her wife.
The squirrels hid it inside their car as they wanted to stock them there for safekeeping ahead of winter. It took about an hour for the couple to get the nuts out that were everywhere from the battery to the radiator fan.
"They were everywhere, under the battery, near the radiator fan," Chris added to CNN.
"The walnuts on the engine block were black and smelt like they were definitely roasting."
The next time you drive a car, make sure to check under the bonnet as you may never know some squirrels may be hiding their nuts inside there for safekeeping ahead of winter.