Saturday, January 9, 2010

Little Visitors

Jiffy Lube employee after finishing my oil change:  You have a few visitors hanging out in your engine (while holding acorns in his hand)!


Me:  Excuse me, what??


Employee:  It seems squirrels are nesting in your engine.



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Me:  What?  Are you sure?  


Employee:  Do you park your car outside during the night?


Me:  Yes .....


Employee:  Since it had been so chilly, it seems like multiple squirrels have been trying to stay warm during the night and hiding little acorns throughout.  We will spray some cleaner throughout the engine, and it will hopefully make it where the don't come back.


*HAHAH, okay -- crazy right?  Has anyone heard of this?!?!
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61 comments:

short southern momma said...

What?! Too funny....remind me to tell you my cat story sometime. Hope your having a great night! XO

Stevie said...

Ha! That is so cute! But also a little creepy...who would've thought?

Kelly@Keeping up with Kelly said...

That's too funny!!!!!

littledaisymay said...

That's funny...never heard of that!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

My BFF had the same thing happen with mice... she went to France for 2 weeks and they invaded her car - which was parked indoors.

CRAZINESS!

The Links said...

Ha! That is hilarious!!

Miss Kriss said...

Ohhhh no! That is toooo funny, girlie! I've definitely never heard of that before! :)

Kristin said...

Awwwwww, poor little squirrels...They're chilly! So am I. But I won't story food in your car. No worries. Ah ha ha

Paige said...

That is hilarious! I have heard of cats crawling up in engines to stay warm...but NEVER squirrels!

Where exactly did they find the acorns?

:)
paige

Candice Pair said...

I've heard of cats doing that, but not squirrels! Kinda makes you feel bad for them that they are that cold!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

HOW CRAZY IS THAT? ha ha
Cute Story!

Meghan said...

awww! Bless their little hearts. They just have to be freezing to do something like that.

~KS said...

What?!?!!? I feel bad for the little guys... they must be so cold to resort to hanging out in a car's engine :) Kinda cute... hope the acrons didn't do too much damage.

J.L.S. said...

I've heard of cats doing that, but squirrels? And leaving acorns behind? That is too funny!

Jenny DB said...

AAwwww you guys need to put a squirrel nest up by your place. When is your birthday??? I know some cute ones!! hehe

I know someone who KILLED their pet cat starting the car with the cat inside. Terrible...

Abby said...

I just laughed out loud! I can just see your face "excuse me what? are you sure?!" HAHA! Thats waaaayyyy better than the snake that Arrie had in her car! Remember how I made 20lbs/6 pans of mashed potatos?! Well, lets just say after 3 hours of boiling and mashing only 2 pans got eaten...bobbles and poooop

perfectly paisley said...

Oh squirrels. Poor little things!! :o)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Haha, I haven't but it doesn't surprise me. Did you hear about the guy who found the "dead" iguanas in florida...they warmed up in his car and came to life. Freaked him out!

Annie said...

ha! no way!! that is crazy!!
i've never heard of such a thing!

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

That is crazy!

Juliana said...

That is nuts!!! We had those little visitors as pets growing up. It was kind of an accident but they ate the bird seed and then they started coming everyday and would play with us. Anyhow,I just recently found the site weheartit. Does it run as slowly for you as it does me??

Heather said...

That's too funny! Poor little things they are cold!!

bride4life said...

I knew someone who had a kitten in her engine...stuck and could not get out.

Jill said...

hahaha, i didn't even know that was possible! love it.

Kelsey Claire said...

That is a new one for me! It could of been something alot worse than squirrels though! Ewwww!

Hannah @ The New Black said...

I wonder how long they've been hididng out in your car! That's too funny!

Lil' Woman said...

You have to watch out for stray cats and kittens too.

Heather said...

LOL, too funny. I have heard of cats doing this in the winter in Chicago. I have heard (unfortunate) stories of cats nesting in the engine and they don't survive when the car starts. Sad. When I parked outside before I had a garage I would bang on the hood so any 'supposed cats' were scatter away.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Nope...that's a new one! Crazy!

Elizabeth said...

I cant believe this!! How funny! Great story to tell others! :-)

Perfectly Pleasant said...

I'm just glad they left before you started your car!

sHp said...

Awwww - bless their little hearts! I'd been tempted to take them home with me!!!! Great story :)
sHp

Brittany Ann said...

WHOA. That's so cute, and a little funny! Who knew they did that??

MissJody said...

OOOOOOhhhhh poor lil' babies :(

That breaks my heart.

I hope they are okay.

Southern Cinderella said...

Wow! That's a funny story! I haven't heard of that before!

Selma said...

Wow! I had to laugh so hard people thought I was crazy. ;) Never heard of anything like this, but I'm sure it's all true. They are very intelligent those little furry ones... :)

Bobbi said...

I've heard of cats doing that to stay warm, but not squirrels.

MissJody said...

Your so cute***
Thank you for thinking of me while at your Vet's!
Ha! ha! That's cute :)

MCW said...

It JUST happened to my friend! But, it was RATS that made nest in her car and caused hundreds of dollars worth or damage.

angela.kolachny said...

oh my goodness! hahaha thank goodness YOU weren't the one to find it! yikes!!!

nifer said...

Oh yes I've heard of this! My mechanic told me about it last year after I found a dead mouse on my passenger-side carpet. Yup, a little mouse had the same mind as your squirrel friends and made a warm home in my glove compartment! (not sure how he got in there)

It's pretty common from what I understand. PITA though...

Samantha said...

Do WHAT?????

Kassie said...

No way!! I'd say it's cute, but maybe not?! :) hehe. My high school boyfriend had a mouse crawl up in his car to stay warm! It was so odd! Hopefully this'll fix everything right up. :)

allison said...

i've heard of cats going up under the hood, but i'm allergic to cats so i might not care if one got smoked! yes i said that... crazy about the squirrels tho!

Katie said...

Oh my goodness! I would be terrified to turn on my car for fear of hurting one of the little guys! BUT, I'm a psychotic animal-lover. Like probably will end up getting rabies or something terrible trying to pick up a squirrel/raccoon (insert random wile rodent in here) and help it if it's hurt or stuck. My gma killed my dad's kitty that way when he was a boy and I literally don't know what I'd DO with myself if I did something like that. Watch out for those little boogers, what a funny story!!!

Kristin @ the Waiting Game said...

What!? LOL Poor things!

Courtney said...

I"ve heard of CATS doing this but never a squirrel...That's the most random hilarious blog post ever!!!

Courtney said...

An Ex of mine had that too - except they never left in the daytime so onetime he tuned his car on and heard them scampering out of it!

Susan said...

Aww...how cute but dangerous for them, right? Well, they have to stay warm some how:)) too funny!

hotpants™ said...

That's so funny. The poor things are just trying to get warm.

Cassie said...

Awww I feel bad for the poor, cold squirrels!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

I have had mice in my engine before in the winter. ANd, one got in my car before and I saw it on the back seat while I was driving. I know they are only trying to stay warm, but they freak me out! gross.

Iva said...

awww so cute!!

Annie said...

awww.....poor little guys! they get a rude awakening every morning when you fire up the engine, huh?!?

ReJOYce! said...

What? Sooo funny!!! Have a Great Day!

christi said...

ha!! that's hilarious!! i have heard of this but only through the grapevine!

Carrie @ Laugh Love Eat Ice Cream said...

Woah, I've never heard of this! Hopefully they don't come back!

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

How crazy!! I have never heard of this...too funny!

OceanDreams said...

That is hilarious! Actually, I haven't heard of squirrels but when I recently took my car in the guy who smelled my car said that I might have rats in my car! Gross huh?! I was like I don't think so!

Kelly said...

this has happened to me before!! and i parked in a garage!!! crazy little critters!!

Jill said...

Oh my gosh... I have never heard of squirrels hanging out in an engine. Ha Ha!

You went to school in Abilene? ACU? I went to ACU but graduated a loooong time ago, '97. Were you in a club?

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