My car would not start this morning. Well, it's 14 years old. Keith had it towed to the mechanic. When the mechanic opened the hood, a rat jumped out! It had, indeed, chewed some wiring.
We've had problems with tree rats for years. They got in the attic a few years ago and chewed on wiring for the alarm system. Tree rats are very destructive, but I never thought they'd be a problem for my car!
Location: Wisconsin....about 100 miles south of the Frozen Tundra and 70 miles east of Camp Randall
Judy - once I was having troubles with a car I owned, and when the mechanic opened the hood he found evidence of chipmunks being in my engine!!! Not as far fetched as it seems....cats seem to find the engines a warm place to rest, so why shouldn't other furry creatures?
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Lisa, I know! We find evidence of cats (or other furry creatures?) sleeping on the hoods of our cars. We live at the edge of a county game reserve, so it's no surprise that critters are around. Just wish they'd abide by human boundaries! !
Eeeeeyewwwww!! that was horrible. The only thing I can think of that would be worse is if it were a snake.
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Judy-When I was a kid,my sister's cat curled up on the engine of my Dad's truck...he started it. He had the only fur-lined fan belt in the county.Oh, the cat lived to be 22 years old but he had a really crooked tail. Must of lost only his first life.!!!!!!
Happened to my daughter too. I had instructed her to always check the oil when she gets gas, and when she popped the hood a pack rat jumped out causing much hysteria! Since she had to leave her car outside we started leaving a floodligt underneath the front of the car...this works pretty well for packrats...don't know about tree rats. I don't think my daughter is as good about checking the oil as she was before this incident!
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