Squirrels hide more than 200 walnuts under SUV’s hood

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In this June 2019 photo released by the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office, a squirrel is shown in a cage, in Ala. Alabama investigators say a man kept the caged “attack squirrel” in his apartment and fed it methamphetamine to ensure it stayed aggressive. (Limestone County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh area couple found out where all their walnuts have gone.

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

Chris Persic tells KDKA-TV his wife called to say the vehicle smelled like it was burning. When she popped the hood, she found walnuts and grass piled over the engine.

They took the SUV to a mechanic who found half a trashcan of walnuts under the engine.

Persic says there was not any extensive damage.

But a squirrel may have chewed through or pulled out the fuel injector hose on his new truck.

The Persics have gotten a quote on removing a black walnut tree from their property.

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Information from: KDKA-TV, http://www.kdka.com

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