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Squirrel bunkers 75 kilos of walnuts in the pick-up

Bill Fischer from North Dakota has a red squirrel in his garden. That collects huge amounts of walnuts and hides them in his pickup truck.

Basically, Bill Fischer from Fargo in the US state of North Dakota should be a very happy person. He lives idyllically, has a beautiful walnut tree in the garden, drives a nice Chevrolet Avalanche and has cute squirrels in the neighborhood. The problem: there is little left of the idyll at the moment. A bitter battle is raging in Bill Fischer's garden: man versus squirrel. One of them chose Bill's pick-up, an ordinary Chevrolet Avalanche, as winter storage for his walnuts and since then has been engaged in an almost absurd race with Bill Fischer to keep the Chevy nut-free. And currently the rodent is clearly ahead. Bill Fischer pulled a total of 75 kilos of walnuts out of his pick-up. And not from the loading area, but from the engine compartment, from the cavities in the hood and from the fenders. Wherever a croissant plus nut fits through, bunkers are used.

, Sounds funny, but it's only conditionally. Because poor Bill has to dismantle half his car to find all the hiding spots. And still didn't find all the nuts. In an interview with the local newspaper " Grand Forks Herald ", Fischer reports that while driving he can hear a few nuts rolling around in the ladder frame, "I can't get to them yet!".

,Basically, Bill Fischer and the squirrels, who are keen on the lemon-sized fruits of his black walnut tree, live quite harmoniously together. The local gray squirrels, or "Grey Squirrels" in American, left his pickup truck alone for years. But since a squirrel ("Red Squirrel"), originally from Europe, moved into the neighborhood, the Chevy has been used as a nut bunker. The Eurasian rodent hardly understands fun. Gray-furred competitors are no longer allowed to show up on the hardcore red squirrel tree. And Bill Fischer's dog Ashur is far too slow to seriously mess with the hyperactive squirrel. In the meantime, this has turned into a real collecting frenzy. Bill Fischer is certain that the 75-kilo load was assembled in just four days. Without further ado, he offered his "harvest" for sale on Facebook. "75 kilos of organic walnuts. All handpicked by a squirrel!".


Because squirrels can't remember all the hiding places where they bunker their supplies for the winter, they simply collect until they drop and set up so many camps that they can get through the cold season by chance. Bill Fischer's squirrel chose another option and wanted to overwinter in his Chevrolet Avalanche - along with an incredible amount of walnuts. If you google a bit on the net, you will quickly find that the hyperactive squirrel is not an isolated case. The social networks are full of various vehicles that hard-working rodents have chosen as their winter quarters.


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