Man finds a squirrel has stashed 42 gallons of nuts in his engine

Man finds squirrel has stashed around 148kg of walnuts in his car for winter
A squirrel stashes thousands of nuts in the engine compartment, the wheel arches, behind the bumper and in the doors of Bill’s truck (Picture: Newsflash)

metro.co.uk

Sabrina Johnson

In a battle between man and squirrel, the odds would be on a human winning – but one red squirrel just isn’t giving up. 

For eight years, Bill Fischer has had been trying to stop a red squirrel from filling his pick-up truck with walnuts. 

Every Autumn the persistent rodent stashes hundreds of nuts in the engine compartment, wheel arches, behind the bumper and in the doors of the 56-year-old’s truck in preparation for winter. 

As a result, Bill, who lives in Fargo, North Dakota, has to spend hours removing walnuts from all the various nooks and crannies of his truck. 

He said: ‘I have been dealing with the red squirrel since 2013, this has now become a sort of ritual with it filling my truck with nuts and me trying to remove them.’ 

The insurance agent said he never sees the squirrel until the walnuts on the tree that grows near to where he parks his vehicle start to ripen.

He said over the years he had tried various methods of deterring the critter from using his truck as a hiding place, including spraying the vehicle with a Tabasco and Cayenne pepper mix – but nothing seemed to work. 

 

Man finds squirrel has stashed around 148kg of walnuts in his car for winter
Bill never sees the squirrel until the walnuts which grow on the tree near to where he parks his truck begin to ripen (Picture: Getty Images)

And this year the squirrel has outdone itself, stashing a record-breaking 148kg of nuts in Bill’s truck. 

Bill added: ‘The most I had ever pulled so far was four buckets, so with seven buckets this year the squirrel was on a mission.’ 

Bill said he used to feel bad about ‘undoing’ the squirrel’s hard work but now having to clear out his truck each year has become sort of ‘ritual’. 

‘I have to have a sense of humour about this after so many years. 

‘I put in as much hard work as the squirrel when I have to take my truck apart just to remove bucket after bucket of walnut,’ he said. 

https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/01/man-finds-a-squirrel-has-stashed-42-gallons-of-nuts-in-his-engine-15349906/?ito=smart-news

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            On June 6, Sheree Marris, an Australian marine biologist, discovered a white pipe washed ashore on a beach in Melbourne’s McCrae suburb and decided to pick it up. 

            But when she went to retrieve it, she saw reddish-colored legs start to emerge from inside the pipe. It was an octopus. 

            Marris started recording video of the octopus attempting to roll the plastic pipe, which Marris soon discovered appeared to have eggs inside it, back into the ocean. 

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            • A fearless terrapin is seen aggressively defending its waterhole from two lions
            • Footage was captured by Reggi Barreto, 30, in Greater Kruger Park, South Africa
            • The safari guide said the terrapin behaviour was ‘surprising’ and ‘incredibly rare’

            A territorial terrapin has been captured showing two lions who is boss as it aggressively shoos them away from its waterhole. 

            In the video the tiny animal is seen spooking the male and female lions by popping up in the water inches from their noses and charging towards them as they try to quench their thirst in Greater Kruger Park, South Africa.

            The unusual footage was captured by safari guide, Reggi Barreto, 30, while on safari with a private guest near the Sand River in the MalaMala Private Game Reserve.

            Mr Barreto said: ‘There were plenty of elephants and general game along the way as we headed into the area where the lions were.

            ‘I knew the lions would look for water to drink and we positioned ourselves in the perfect spot with the sunlight in our favour, ready for the sighting.

            ‘What came next we did not expect – I was pleasantly surprised when the terrapin came out of the wallow towards the male and then the lioness.’

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            https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9490653/Tiny-terrapin-sees-thirsty-lion-lioness-drinking-waterhole.html#v-9131067845597744146

            The guide said that although the lions were mildly annoyed by the small reptile the lion and lioness continued to drink from the fresh waterhole until satisfied.

            Despite both lions having blood on their chins from recently hunting a zebra foal the terrapin seemingly had no fear as it popped up just inches from the predators’ mouths. In the video the tiny animal is seen spooking the male and female lions by popping up in the water inches from their noses in Greater Kruger Park, South Africa The incredible footage was captured by safari guide, Reggi Barreto, 30, while on safari with a private guest near the Sand River in the MalaMala Private Game Reserve The small terrapin is seen pushing against the lion as it tries to drink the freshwater The lion is slightly deterred by the small reptile but continues to drink as it pops up around him The terrapin is seen rising from the water, almost touching the nose of the lionessMr Barreto believes the animal was attracted by the blood on the noses of the lions

            Mr Barreto added: ‘Both lions drank their fill despite the interruptions from the terrapin and then headed back closer to the zebra foal to lay down, as it was a very humid day.’

            ‘It was an incredibly rare sighting for me to film – watching the terrapin approach the lions that had blood on their chins from the zebra. It seems as though the terrapin was actually more interested in getting some of that blood, as opposed to ‘chasing the lions away’.

            Mr Barreto said that capturing the right moment ‘is all about understanding animal behaviour and predicting what they will do next.’

            He added: ‘It requires plenty of patience searching for animals and spending time with them to see how the sighting will pan out.’

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