Mechanic Stuart Gillies could not believe his eyes when he stripped a car’s engine to find a fault – and found a squirrel’s peanut stash.
The cheeky rodent had hidden its grub inside Andrew Nairn’s Ford Kia. But the OAP, of Huyton, Liverpool, feared his motor was wrecked.
He took it to a nearby garage where an incredible 6lb of nuts were found by Stuart, who said: “I couldn’t believe my eyes. It seems a squirrel was pinching nuts from Andrew’s bird table and storing them in the air intake.”