The squirrel is well known for its nest-building, nut-saving ability. All autumn, it goes on a mad scramble to store as many delicious nuts as possible, while building a happy, cozy home of grasses and leaves.
Then when winter hits, it just curls up and chows down until warmer weather returns.
Generally speaking, this is a great plan ... as long as the animal chooses the right spot to store its stash. Which is exactly what a certain squirrel didn't do recently.
Nut what they were expecting
When a Pittsburgh woman named Holly Persic was out driving her car in early October, she smelled something burning. So she called her husband Chris for advice, who told her to open the hood. What did she find?
Over 200 walnuts and a pile of grass put there by a squirrel. No way!
In the end, the car was cleaned out, and life for the Persics returned to normal. As for the squirrel, though ... we're sorry to say that all of its hard work ended up being for nothing. But chin up! Fall isn't over yet.
Just try to choose a better spot next time, buddy, okay?