It's October, so squirrels are storing nuts in engine compartments

Greg Rasa
It's October, so squirrels are storing nuts in engine compartments

It's autumn, when leaves turn red and gold, birds begin their long journey south, and squirrels gather nuts like Americans stocking up at Costco. This year's first recipients of the season's bounty are Chris Persic and his wife, of Pittsburgh, Pa. She called him to report that something smelled hot when she started her Kia after it had been parked outside for three days. Persic says they ultimately removed about 200 nuts packed in the engine bay.