Man Finds Over 150 Pounds Of Walnuts Hidden In His Truck
Bill Fischer of North Dakota thought there was something off while driving his Chevy Avalanche. Come to find out, a squirrel had been using it as a hoarding spot for his winter walnuts. Fischer posted photos of the Avalanche engine bay to Facebook with a simple math question: “How many bushels can one red squirrel pick and store in 4 days?”
He proceeds to answer the question with a rough estimate saying each 5-gallon bucket has an average of 26 lbs. in just walnut weight. He filled up at least 6 buckets leading to approximately 150 lbs. of walnuts in the engine bay and fenders of his truck. Fischer has spent seven hours so far removing body parts to get to the nuts but he doesn’t think he’s gotten them all out yet.
“I had to pull the fenders off and clean out all the walnuts out,” Fischer told the Herald. “I have some rolling around the frame, rails wells as well, that I can’t get at.”
Fischer found the walnuts after returning from a four-day trip. He said this has happened to him before but this year’s haul was definitely a record. Although he’s caught the squirrel in action and has tried to use deterrents ranging from cayenne pepper to tabasco, they clearly didn’t work this year. Luckily, Fischer was able to get the walnuts mostly removed and the Chevy back out on the road.
This is a more common problem than you’d think. A few years back, a Kia owner went viral for their own walnut stash under the hood.