A Michigan man took his car out of storage and realized something didn’t seem right with the car, so he popped the hood.
To Kellen Moore’s amazement, the entire engine compartment was filled with pine cones stored there over the winter by a squirrel (or squirrels?), as reported by WKFR.
“Literally every free space in that engine bay was FILLED,” wrote Gabe Awrey, a friend of Moore’s who posted a photo of the pine cones on Facebook. “The heat from the engine opened all of these bad boys up too, making them lodged in some places.
The Detroit Free Press reported that it took about 45 minutes to clean out the engine of the pine cones.
“[I’m] spending the night in my car, parked in the driveway tonight,” Moore commented on Facebook. “I’m going to strangle that squirrel with my bare hands.”