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Angry Farging Squirrels

I drive my LSC usually about once a week, just to keep it in good shape and have fun.

Well yesterday I take it out and every time I go around a corner it sounds like something is rolling across the car inside the dash!!!

Luckily there was nothing wrong inside the car…. but how do you get acorns out of your hood!?!??!

Apparently the friggin squirrels like sitting in the engine compartment to eat the acorns as the whole engine bay was covered in “hulls”. And I can raise and lower the hood and it sounds like there are about half a dozen things rolling around inside it!!!

Anyone have any thoughts besides removing the hood and trying to get them to fall out?!?!?

Luckily my property has plenty of trees and acorns for these little buggers to eat... so they don't have to gnaw on my wiring!!

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I actually have the same problem with an 80 f-250 that I'm working on. It is packed with acorns. I have the hood off and it is really not that easy to get the stuff to come out. You might get luck with only one or two acorns popping out, I on the other hand am debating whether to cut the hood bracing open and clean it out or buy a new hood...

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Might wanna chain a dog next to your car. Not close enough to get to it, but just scare them off.

I'd be sitting there with a BB gun, personally.

How do they even get in your hood?

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Might wanna chain a dog next to your car. Not close enough to get to it, but just scare them off.

I'd be sitting there with a BB gun, personally.

How do they even get in your hood?
My dog is so old (15 years), he would just look at them and go back to sleep….

I'm guessing they go up from under the car and then just find a place to lie down and eat their meal.

Yeah, I like squirrels.... they fry up well.

Maybe this is payback for me killing their brethren years ago when I used to do a lot of hunting...

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Ummmm.... a moat, maybe? I guess you might have to take the hood off, cut a strip out, and try to get them all to come out from there. What's the next step? Fiberglass or silicone to fill up the holes? I like how the Cougars have the mat under the hood.

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Dogs? no, get a cat. They are much better squirrel hunters, and much more independent.

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Ya, just gotta worry about cats hiding dead squirrels up inside the engine bay. Not to mention if they are there themselves. Had a friend drive several miles, then while he was getting gas, he heard a thunk. Apparently a cat had got up under his hood before he went through some mud.

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