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Thread: Squirrel in my engine!!! :-(

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    Squirrel in my engine!!! :-(

    Hi all,

    Just cleaned the car and found loads of nuts in various places in the engine. We got a pesky squirrel any ideas on how to deter it going in I don't want it to chew through anything !!!

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    All I'll say is, .22 flathead is far more effective than a .177 and you have to get at the base of the skull...
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    Could just be mice?

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    I think it's a squirrel they are really tame round here people keep feeding them monkey nuts! Either why mice not good either they like chewing on things.. Pipes and wires :-(
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    Have exactly the same problem. Although this time it is acorns rather than peanuts. One can buy a product called 'Fox Pee' which can be either synthetic or real. The smell of this apparently scares the heck out of squirrels and rats and mice. Cannot find it on sale in Europe, but lots available in the USA where homeowners use it to keep squirrels out of their bird feeders. If you can find a source, let us all know.
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    just move the nuts and they wont come back when they realise there gone
    there only hideing them not liveing there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    just move the nuts and they wont come back when they realise there gone
    there only hideing them not liveing there.
    Really as simple as that? Well I've cleared what I can see nut wise so fingers crossed
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    they have stashes everywhere
    when i uncovered my bike there were under the seat
    they hadnt chewed anything but they did come back looking for them.

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    Funniest thread I've seen for ages
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    Check the air intake, found dozens in a Cavalier years ago!

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    Not particularly relevant, but a few years ago there were reports of Crackhead squirrels in the Brixton/Stockwell areas; They were seeing the dealers bury their stash, thinking they were nuts and going and digging then up, eating it and getting hooked! True story...
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    Quote Originally Posted by batch View Post
    Not particularly relevant, but a few years ago there were reports of Crackhead squirrels in the Brixton/Stockwell areas; They were seeing the dealers bury their stash, thinking they were nuts and going and digging then up, eating it and getting hooked! True story...
    must be micro squrils to get a dozen in a cav air box

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    Quote Originally Posted by batch View Post
    Not particularly relevant, but a few years ago there were reports of Crackhead squirrels in the Brixton/Stockwell areas; They were seeing the dealers bury their stash, thinking they were nuts and going and digging then up, eating it and getting hooked! True story...
    stop it it would kill them on the spot

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    On a serious note any places I should check where they could get into?
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    I once heard a story about Dale Winton and a hamster but don't think it's related to this particular problem??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonka Toy View Post
    I once heard a story about Dale Winton and a hamster but don't think it's related to this particular problem??
    I thought that was Richard Gere and a gerbil?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OVRA3 View Post
    On a serious note any places I should check where they could get into?
    Check all the nuts are intact
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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    Check all the nuts are intact

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    How do you catch a mechanically inclined squirrel? Act like a 12 mm nut...

    I'll grab my coat now
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    Squirrel in my engine!!! :-(

    You guys ;-) I don't know what to do it's driving me 'nuts'
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    must be micro squrils to get a dozen in a cav air box

    They wuz meeces!!!

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    I'd be concerned to have so many loose nuts under my bonnet!!
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    Are you sure its a squirrel and not an elephant ? make sure there isnt any in the trunk
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    Quote Originally Posted by OVRA3 View Post
    I think it's a squirrel they are really tame round here people keep feeding them monkey nuts! Either why mice not good either they like chewing on things.. Pipes and wires :-(
    before you touch the nuts, make sure the coast is clear! Squirrels have been known to take exception to people messing with their stash.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    just move the nuts and they wont come back when they realise there gone
    there only hideing them not liveing there.

    Quote Originally Posted by OVRA3 View Post
    Really as simple as that? Well I've cleared what I can see nut wise so fingers crossed
    Oh no. I genuinely thought that you had seen a squirrel in your engine somewhere, and had put the nuts there yourself in an effort to lure the squirrel out from the depths of your engine! I was thinking for a few moments "When the squirrel shows his face and goes for the nuts, how will he get it out? Reach in and grab it when it goes for the nuts??"

    Not my finest moment, thanks for clearing that one up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jameze View Post
    Oh no. I genuinely thought that you had seen a squirrel in your engine somewhere, and had put the nuts there yourself in an effort to lure the squirrel out from the depths of your engine! I was thinking for a few moments "When the squirrel shows his face and goes for the nuts, how will he get it out? Reach in and grab it when it goes for the nuts??"

    Not my finest moment, thanks for clearing that one up...
    Lmao that's brilliant made me actually laugh at my desk, I now have a vision of me trying to bob and weave with a squirrel under the bonnet
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