Screwy Squirrel Stores 50 Pounds of Pine Cones Inside a Vehicle’s Engine Bay
Squirrels can often be resourceful little rodents when it comes to hiding their stashes of acorns, nuts, and pine cones. More often than not, a squirrel accumulates their growing horde within a hole in a tree.
Every once in a while, though, squirrels will branch out and utilize other objects as a place to store their collection of nuts and cones. For example, a squirrel near Gaylord, Michigan recently placed 50 pounds of pine cones under the hood of a car.
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Kellen Moore, a resident of Gaylord, checked under the hood of his Dodge one morning, only to find 50 pounds worth of pine cones. The cones were scattered throughout nearly every nook and cranny of the vehicle’s engine bay.
Moore’s friend, Gabe Awrey, was even able to document photographic evidence of the squirrel’s admittedly impressive cone-stacking skills:
In all, it took Moore and Awrey approximately 45 minutes to clear the engine bay of all the pine cones. The good news is that by the time the squirrel’s pine cone collection was completely cleared, the engine was back up and running once again.
Still, this miraculous turn of events did nothing to soothe Moore’s fury toward the furry critter. Moore has even alluded to a playful vendetta against the nutty squirrel since the incident.
Nevertheless, the suspected squirrel has not returned to the scene of the crime since the engine bay was initially cleared. Hopefully, it has learned a valuable lesson about not using somebody’s vehicle as a place to store its pine cone collection.
If it hasn’t mended its ways, however, we suggest the residents of Gaylord keep a keen eye out for this squirrel.
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News Source: USA Today