DILIGENT, OBSESSIVE SQUIRREL HIDES 42 GALLONS OF BLACK WALNUTS IN MAN’S PICKUP TRUCK
Some people really, really hate squirrels. I can’t imagine why. Some hate them for digging up their yards. Others for how they get into bird feeders and eat all the food. Others have horror stories of squirrels coming down the chimney or thru the window and wreaking havoc inside. I’ve even seen squirrels chew on wooden decks, slowly destroying them. And, of course, squirrels hunt down nuts for the winter to eat and create stashes of them. But I’ve never heard of this before! A North Dakota squirrel who hides 42 gallons of black walnuts in a pickup truck? Yes, that happened.
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AFTER 4-DAY WORK TRIP, MAN RETURNS HOME TO INEVITABLE SQUIRREL SURPRISE
That picture doesn’t lie. But it doesn’t even tell the whole story. The pickup truck is owned by one Bill Fischer in Fargo, North Dakota. He went away on a 4-day work trip a couple weeks ago and came home to make the discovery. 42 gallons of nuts in his pickup truck! And to top it off, Fischer was only suprised at the amount! It seems this happens every two years, following the neighbor’s walnut tree’s cycle of nuts. They make nuts every two years. For some reason, a red squirrel sees Fischer’s pickup truck as his stash house for black walnuts. Fischer has learned not to bother cleaning out his truck until all the nuts have fallen.
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THE SQUIRREL WATCHES ANGRILY EVERY TIME PICKUP TRUCK OWNER CLEANS OUT NUTS
And even better, Fischer owns several vehicles, all parked near each other. But only the pickup truck gets the special treatment every two years. This time, however, there were nuts in every cranny of the truck the red squirrel could find. Fischer even had to remove his fenders to get all the nuts out this year! But he has a sense of humor about it. He says the squirrel watches him clean out his truck each time, looking angry. But not to worry about the squirrel starving. They tend to separate their nuts into different stashes. It’s only missing out on the black walnuts, every season. This year, that’s 350 pounds of them!