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Pittsburgh couple finds hundreds of walnuts burrowed under car hood

Oh nuts ...

A Pittsburgh couple found over 200 walnuts in the hood of their car. (Facebook/Chris Persic)
A Pittsburgh couple found over 200 walnuts in the hood of their car. (Facebook/Chris Persic)

Holly Persic called her husband Chris when she noticed her car smelled like it was burning and making a strange noise.

When she popped the hood to inspect, she didn't find an unplugged wire or a faulty engine. Instead, she found over 200 walnuts and grass that took the Pittsburgh couple almost an hour to dig out.

Chris, like any millennial husband, took to Facebook to warn others: "Rodents and vehicles do not mix."

"Long story short, if you park outside, do yourself a favor and check under the hood every once in a while," he wrote in a Facebook post Oct. 7 that has since been shared over 600 times. 

"My truck may have had a squirrel chew through/pull out a fuel injector hose," he wrote. "Holly's looked like they were storing up for the next three winters. Was absolutely nuts... no pun intended."

Here’s a little PSA for everyone on this rainy Monday: Rodents and vehicles do not mix... My wife called me from...

Posted by Chris Persic on Monday, October 7, 2019

With colder temperatures beginning to frequent the weekly forecast, be sure to check your cars for cold critters looking for a warm spot to settle in.