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Squirrels stash 50 pounds of pine cones in Michigan man's car engine

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Courtesy Gabe Awrey, Facebook Courtesy Gabe Awrey, Facebook
GAYLORD, Mich. -

It can be an easy thing to forget, but here's another reminder for car owners: check under the hood every once in awhile. 

Kellen Moore from Gaylord, Michigan found that out the hard way last week when he discovered that squirrels stashed more than 50 pounds of pine cones around the engine of his car.

WUSA reports that it's not uncommon for this sort of thing to happen in Michigan, but you have to see the picture to believe this one. Gabe Awrey, a friend of Moore, shared this on Facebook last Friday:

It took two people about 45 minutes to clean the engine of all the pine cones, Awrey told WUSA. 

Luckily, the car still runs fine after the clean-up, but Moore wants this to serve as a reminder of what can happen if you don't check your engine often.

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