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"It won't start: Chipmunk takes over woman's car"

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Chipmunk takes over woman's car

Aw, nuts. That's likely what Hope Wideup thought when her car's turn signal and windshield wipers wouldn't work. It's also what she found later when she opened the hood. "There were thousands in there. They were everywhere," she said, speculating a chipmunk found its way into her car, which had been sitting idle for several weeks, and used the engine compartment as a storage depot for a trove of
black walnuts.

Wideup thinks it all started last fall when a chipmunk snatched a garden glove from her yard. She later found the glove in the engine compartment when she was trying to repair the broken turn signal.

Unable to fix the problem, however, Wideup let the car sit unused for a couple of weeks and then heard a loud revving sound from the engine when she tried to start the vehicle.

That's when she looked under the hood again and found the walnuts.

"Apparently this little guy stuffed a bunch of these nuts in the accelerator throttle," said Wideup, who had to spend $242 for towing and repairs.

The chipmunk hasn't returned, Wideup told the Post-Tribune for a story published Wednesday. But she's not taking any chances, alternating use of her two cars so neither one is sitting too long.

"It's funny, but it's not," she said.

48 comments to “Headline Of The Week Weak”



  1. 1

    that sucks!! no more nuts!!



  2. 2

    Refugees from Harry's ass fun.



  3. 3

    Attack of the chipmunks! The animals are coming.



  4. 4

    Those aren't chipmunks, they're possum rats



  5. 5

    She wouldn't be the first woman to have a little fur under the hood.



  6. 6

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    SWEETPIECE CAN BE EVEN MORE FEROCIOUS!
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    Re: kvnphotography@yahoo.com
    HELLO GORGEOUS!
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  7. 7

    I didn't drive my car once for three weeks and there was a ton of leaves, grass and moss and bird seed under the hood. I think the mice in the garage did it.



  8. 8

    I have pests like these chipmunks too, except I have iguanas. They are obese, they devour my strawberries and cherry tomatoes, and they leave piles of poop around my pool.



  9. 9

    you would be so surprised how often this happens…I have had family members who have had all of the wiring in their van chewed thru and had thousands of dollars in repairs on their car from chipmunks. They are cute little rascals….but they best for target practice.



  10. 10

    Oh, nuts….



  11. 11

    hahaha, thats funny stuff



  12. 12

    HELL NO I'M NOT CLICKING…IT'S PROBABLY LONG!
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    LG - I SEE YOU FOUND A NEW FRIEND! WORK IT SISTER!



  13. 13

    I would rather it have been little leprechauns..with pots of gold in my engine. "Hiya my dearie..we but little leprechauns -may we use your shitay car for our pots of me gold?" Then I would play "Shake that ass" really loudly and have one big orgy with all the leprechauns. - keep the peace..



  14. 14

    Re: SWEETPIECE! – HEY…I LEFT YOU A MESSAGE ON THE TOM POST - SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE BAMBINO! =(



  15. 15

    Has anyone seen my hampsters?



  16. 16

    Re: orchidgirl – sweet…i have a HUGE monitor…..he's my baby



  17. 17

    All I can think when you say CHIPMUNK is SLUTTY CYRUS……



  18. 18

    Re: orchidgirl – 8.
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    DARLING LG HEARD SQUEAKING LAST NIGHT AND IT TURNS OUT THERE
    WAS A RACCOON IN THE THROES OF DROWING IN HER POOL, GIVEN THAT THE WATER LEVEL WAS LOW AND THE PRECIOUS MASKED CREATURE COULDN'T GET OUT!!!
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    SO WHAT DID LG DO, YOU QUERY???
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    LG GOT THE NET AND GUIDED THE DARLING TO THE SIDE THEN GAVE THE
    WILD BEAST A BOOST, THEN WE BOTH RAN LIKE HELL!
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  19. 19

    Re: orchidgirl – How funny!



  20. 20

    AAAALLLLLLVVVIIINNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  21. 21

    poor guy lost his winter stash…well one of them anyway…i hope she took the nuts home and put them back out for the 'monk to get. those buggers are fast to - like lil' turbo charged squirells on crack and speed. i watched a cat try to catch one, the cat gave up after about 20yds. was hilarious…



  22. 22

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    LG,
    Last year I had my Spanish tile roof pressure cleaned, and the roof has lots of gables, and the cleaners washed out a nest with 3 baby racoons in it.
    I put them in the basket wrapped in towel, and called Animal Protection Agency, and they told me what to do.
    I put them in the basket on my patio, and in a couple of hours their mother dragged them away !!!
    They were so cute, but my toy poodle didn't think so.



  23. 23

    Re: Hot Monkey Love Obama Style!
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    THANK YOU, HONEY!
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    THE STUD HASN'T RESPONDED YET, THOUGH!
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    LG'S JUST TOO MUCH WOMAN FOR SO MANY MEN!
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  24. 24

    Re: orchidgirl – 22.
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    WHAT AN ADORABLE TALE DEARLING!
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    YOUR HOME SOUNDS JUST LOVELY! YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD
    LG HAS AN INCREDIBLE PENTHOUSE IN MANHATTAN, NOT TO MENTION
    AN ESTATE IN THE COUNTRY!
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  25. 25

    You are so right, honey.



  26. 26

    Re: ShakeYourkitty – Did you check your ass honey.
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    You might have bent over, and they saw a gaping escape hatch, and they plunged in.
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    HML's just kidding. You know I love you.



  27. 27

    Re: ShakeYourkitty – You'll find your hamsters.



  28. 28

    #25, 26, 27 NOT ME! SORRY KITTY MY STALKER IS A BITCH!



  29. 29

    Re: vampyra
    was wondering what those where…'monks are lil brown and grey guys with stypes over here on the e.c.



  30. 30

    Re: Hot Monkey Love Obama Style! – its all good…i found them……
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    jesus christ!



  31. 31

    LG which one are you going to this weekend? You seem to have a fun life!
    I am glad you rescued that poor animal. I would have ran like hell too. But,
    after saving him. XO!



  32. 32

    Re: sheba08
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    WELL DARLING THE CITY IS CALLING–LG MUST GET HER ART FIX BY VISITING THE WHITNEY AND THE FRICK!
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    YES LG LEADS THE RICHEST OF LIVES–IN EVERY ASPECT.
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    TO BE QUITE FRANK, SHEBA DARLING, IT HASN'T ALWAYS BEEN SO–
    BUT LG BEGAN TO THINK NOT OF WHERE SHE WAS BUT OF WHERE
    SHE WANTED TO BE AND IT WORKED. SEE IT AND BE IT DARLING,
    THAT IS THE CREED TO LIVE BY IN LG'S OPINION!
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  33. 33

    Those 2 critters in the picture are not chipmunks.



  34. 34

    Re: Yellow Peeps – 33
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    YOU MAY BE RIGHT, DEAR. GROUNDHOGS?
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  35. 35

    aweee chipmunks are cute!



  36. 36

    Have plenty of chipmunks up at my chalet and there have been reports of them moving in and making holes everywhere in surrounding homes. They are very difficult to get rid of..



  37. 37

    LG- i second #32 a hundred fold……….
    shall we meet on 5th next week?



  38. 38

    Re: Milky Milky-Ambassador to Canada – 37.
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    THAT WOULD BE DIVINE DARLING!
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    THE MEDIEVAL GALLERY AT THE METROPOLITAN???
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    LG WOULD LIKE TO ASK RADICAL QUEEN ALONG, TOO, IF
    YOU DON'T MIND!!!
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  39. 39

    lol thats funny



  40. 40

    i have been witness to many cars as a car mechanic that squirrels have sabotaged like little gremlins, eating wiring harnesses, building nests in the air cleaner, bringing chocolate chips cookies inside the belly pan, hoarding objects from peoples garages like a box of latex gloves causing an engine fires, something that works are dryer sheets or rubbing soap onto rubber hoses or wire harness looms.



  41. 41

    lol thats funny .i guess they went nutz . or maybe one of them crack



  42. 42

    I refuse to believe this is true. Its not on any other news I've read.



  43. 43

    lol, crazy chipmunk! :P



  44. 44

    lol, crazy chipmunk! :P



  45. 45

    Re: DLR in Canada – oops, damn keyboard duplicated. my bad. :o



  46. 46

    Aaaaw. Luv the picture! ;D

    It makes me laugh XD
    Poor lady! She has to pay money for repairs!
    Evil chipmunk. lol

    –Morgan Berry
    –Morgan Berry
    –Morgan Berry



  47. 47

    Poor chipmunk. What's he supposed to eat for the winter?



  48. 48

    my friends ^_^ thanks perez