Off-Topic Squirrel hiding in the engine bay!

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  1. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    This isn't really new thread worthy, but don't know where else to put this. But yesterday when I went to show my bro in law something in the engine bay, when I opened it a squirrel was stuck inside and leapt out and ran away! I didn't notice it jumped from the engine bay but my bro in law pointed ti out, the poor thing must have been stuck there for a while, in the heat and noise :Laughing:. I hope it didn't chew any wiring or shit anywhere! :Baseballbat:
     
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  2. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Oh dear. Good to hear that it got out ok but I would imagine that it was just chilling inside as it could have gone out the way it came in. Lol
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    So before you discovered it, was your engine sounding a bit squirrels? Hehe
     
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    :Grin: I was wondering what the squealing noise was. If it fried itself on the engine I could have had a free meal. :hungry:

    It looked a bit thin, so might have been stuck there for a while. :Unknown:
     
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    Ouch! :Grin:
     
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  5. jimjams Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    surely it would be able to climb down and get out underneath, I know that cats sometimes climb up into engine compartments
     
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    When I removed my air filter box a while back, I found a mouse nest on top of the gearbox and a huge pile of seeds and nuts. Some of the insulation has been nibbled from the long aircon pipework that runs along the rear if the engine.
     
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  7. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I dunno maybe it got stuck or confused or went in there in teh afternoon when I came back and took in the warmth of the engine!

    Got to be a be a bit careful with those rodents, did you leave your car parked for a while? how would the mices survive all the journeys for a nest to remain intact.

    I usually have spiders burrowing in the wing mirrors in the summer, which I leave them be, so long as they don't come inside. Usually die off in the winter, but no signs of them this year!
     
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