Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A North Dakota man said he has removed about 42 gallons of walnuts from his pickup truck after a squirrel apparently chose the vehicle as its winter storage area.
Bill Fischer, of Fargo, said he has repeatedly spotted the red squirrel climbing on his Chevy Avalanche while it was parked outside his home, and he discovered the small animal was filling the vehicle with a large amount of walnuts from the tree in his yard.
"A lot of places, in the radiator fan, all the way through here, that corner has been covered full with walnuts," Fischer told WDAY-TV. "It was planning on camping there for the winter."
He said the walnuts are the work of a single squirrel.
"I had to pull the fenders off and clean out all the walnuts out, and thought I had them all and took it down the road, turned the corner and found one rolling inside the windshield where the wipers go," Fischer said.
The man said he removed about 42 gallons of walnuts from various locations in and on his truck, but there are some he can't reach.
"I have some rolling around the frame rails wells, as well, that I can't get at," Fischer said.