Woman smells smoke coming from her car, opens hood and makes shocking discovery

After the humid days of summer, fall is a welcome relief; it’s a time of beautiful colors and cool breezes.

For small animals, however, fall is a period of hard work, the last frantic search for food before the barren winter months arrive.

Gray squirrels bury fruit and nuts all over, called scatter hoarding, which prevents any other animals from eating their entire hoard in one go.

However, in Pennsylvania, one squirrel decided they had found the perfect location for all their winter supplies, much to the shock of a couple when they discovered it.


Holly Persic, of Franklin Park, Pennsylvania, was getting ready to drive back from the library when she noticed smoke coming from her car and strange noises.

She called her husband Chris who told her to pop the hood. Holly was met with a sight she never expected: hundreds of walnuts and grass.

Absolutely nuts

I got a rental and headed over to clean out over 200 (not an exaggeration) walnuts and grass from under the hood. It took almost an hour, and we were able to clean it ,” Chris wrote in a post on Facebook.

Facebook/Chris Persic

Fortunately, there were so signs of a squirrel in the car.

“(It) was absolutely nuts…no pun intended,” added Chris on his post.

“Long story short, if you park outside, do yourself a favor and check under the hood every once in a while. (It) looked like they were storing up for the next 3 winters,” he added.

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Posted by Chris Persic on Monday, October 7, 2019

It’s so important that we remember to check for critters in our cars, especially during fall when some are getting ready to hibernate. 

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