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08 July 2011 @ 05:45 pm
 
So apparently the extremely random, very intermittent sound my car has been making sporadically the last couple of days is due entirely to a squirrel or rat having been in my engine eating acorns, or so my parents believe.

I was only worried because it was weird, because otherwise it didn't affect how the car drove at all.

My car is NOT a rodent habitat. Am going to have to figure out if/how I can keep this from happening in the future.
 
 
 
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Gelseygelsey on July 9th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
True... but ewwwwww.
babsbybend: sunshinebabsbybend on July 9th, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)
Have you checked the engine cover under the car? Years ago, forest service rigs didn't have them, and porcupine would climb up into the engine compartment and chew any and all wires and hoses that had been touched by sweaty human hands.
Gelseygelsey on July 9th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)
Mmm, no I haven't. Wouldn't really know how... At least they don't seem to have chewed anything so far.
Goddess of Potholes and Puddlessmeddley on July 9th, 2011 01:22 am (UTC)
Huh. I'd think that would be a problem in the winter (them crawling up in an engine for the warmth) but in the summer? Because I know what I want in the sweltering heat is to curl up against some hot metal... D:
Gelseygelsey on July 9th, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know, I would have thought so too. Go figure, right? Wildlife in Tennessee must be insane...
patricia_writespatricia_writes on July 9th, 2011 01:24 am (UTC)
Heh heh, you can nickname the car, "Habitrail". Wasn't that one of those old gerbil cage thingies?
Gelseygelsey on July 9th, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
LOL. Very true.

*grins*
authoress_susan: Beings - winged maleauthoress_susan on July 9th, 2011 01:50 am (UTC)
Stray kittens crawled up into a friend's car one winter. They were okay, though.
Gelseygelsey on July 9th, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
I would feel awful if I accidentally hurt something like that... but I feel significantly less bad about something like a squirrel.
authoress_susan: Beings - faerie in field of flowersauthoress_susan on July 10th, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
Agreed! The kittens made cute little sounds, so we knew they were in there. We opened the hood and rescued them.