Squirrels store dozens of pine cones under hood of car

Posted at 2:42 PM, May 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-16 08:55:04-04

A Gaylord resident was shocked to find dozens of pine cones under the hood of his boss' car.

The culprits – a few squirrels.

Gabe Awrey posted a photo of the car to Facebook on Friday, May 11. That's when he said nearly 50 pounds of pine cones were removed from under the hood of his boss' car.

Awrey said his boss first noticed something was wrong with his vehicle when he turned on his air conditioning and the system made a weird noise. That's when he got to work and looked under the hood to make the discovery. 

They were both shocked, to say the least, Awrey added. Shocked enough to take a photo and post on Facebook with this message of warning to his friends: "Remember to check your engine bays this time of year! The squirrels are sneaky."