Woman uncovers bizarre reason why her car had started smelling

A woman, whose car was smelling a bit whiffy, got a shock when she opened the bonnet to discover hundreds nuts stashed amongst her engine. Holly Persic, from Pittsburgh in the US, knew something wasn’t right after she noticed a burning smell, and an odd sound, coming from her car while parked up outside a library. Upon investigation she discovered hundreds of walnuts and clump of grass under her bonnet – apparently put their by squirrels who had decided store food there in the build up to winter, report The Mirror.

Holly’s husband Chris explained: “My wife called me from Northland Library and said 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!” The couple spent an hour removing the nuts and grass before taking it to a garage.

“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.”

Husband Chris after his wife discovered the cause of the strange sound and smell coming from her car

Holly had last looked under her bonnet a month earlier, and the walnuts began falling shortly after. “The squirrels worked pretty fast!” Chris joked.

Luckily mechanics were able to remove any remaining nuts and there was no lasting damage. Chris discovered the squirrels may have been to blame for an issue with his car too.

Woman uncovers bizarre reason why her car had started smellingIt took almost an hour to clean

He added on Facebook : “My truck may have had a squirrel chew through/pull out a fuel injector hose, and Holly’s looked like they were storing up for the next three winters. “Was absolutely nuts … no pun intended.

“Long story short, if you park outside, do yourself a favour and check under the hood every once in awhile.”

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