Hard-Working Squirrel Fills Every Nook and Cranny of Man’s Pickup with Walnuts



A North Dakota man had to take his Chevy Avalanche pickup apart in order to reach the hundreds of walnuts that a busy squirrel had filled it with after he left the vehicle parked under a walnut tree. After coming home from a 4-day work trip earlier this month, Bill Fischer, an insurance salesman from Fargo, North Dakota, found his Chevy Avalanche pickup full to the brim with walnuts. Apparently, a red squirrel that hangs out in Bill’s neighborhood finds the walnuts of a beautiful black walnut tree irresistible, and every autumn it goes about picking up and storing them for the winter. The problem is that, for some reason, it always seems to prefer Bill’s truck as storage, and this year was no different. In fact, it was worse than usual, with about 42 gallons-worth of walnuts crammed all throughout the car. Over the years, Bill Fischer has learned to wait until there are no more walnuts under the tree to start the cleanup of his Chevy Avalanche, otherwise, the squirrel will only stash more nuts in it after he’s done. The engine compartment is its favorite place, but the squirrel will put walnuts anywhere they’ll fit.