EXTERMINATOR INSPECTING CALIFORNIA HOME STUNNED TO DISCOVER 700 POUNDS OF ACORNS IN WALLS
To be honest, this made me laugh at first. Due to my own family history, I assumed the culprit in this situation simply had to be a squirrel. My family has battled squirrels getting into things and robbing bird feeders for decades. Who else could possibly be responsible for ferreting away over 700 pounds of acorns in a home’s walls? It has to be those dastardly squirrels! But no, a raptor’s favorite snack is not the culprit. The question arose when Nick Castro, an exterminator, made the corny discovery in a customer’s home in California. At first, he didn’t know what to make of all the acorns pouring out of a wall he had opened up.
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THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF ACORNS WERE STASHED BY PAIR OF NAUGHTY WOODPECKERS
But the acorns just kept pouring out, everywhere! Imagine literally thousands of acorns pouring out onto the floor from your wall. Then imagine thousands more. And then more! When they were all finally out, the tallied and bagged total came to a weight of over 700 pounds. But what could have done this, if not a squirrel? Maybe a squirrel that saw too many post-apocalyptic movies? Nope. This time, the more than enterprising acorn wall banker was a woodpecker. Yes, a woodpecker! Castro joked on a video he posted, “Bird was a bit of a hoarder.” You think?
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Castro had been contracted to inspect the customer’s home for mealworms. So his discovery wasn’t even close to what he was expecting. Given the insane amount of 700 pounds of acorns that came out, Castro estimates that a pair of woodpeckers had stashed them about 20 to 25 feet deep in the chimney, for as long as 3 years. Unfortunately, all the acorns had to be thrown away, as they were covered in rat droppings and fiberglass. And yes, the woodpeckers are known for this, having he name acorn woodpeckers. They are found in the Southwestern and Western United States.