Awrey snapped a photo of the remarkable sight and posted it to his Facebook page along with a warning to all car owners. “Remember to check your engine bays this time of year!” Awrey wrote on Facebook. “The squirrels are sneaky. This was my friend’s car today!”
The two set to work carefully removing the sticky pine cones from the engine bay — a task that took approximately 45 minutes.
“Literally every free space in that engine bay was FILLED,” Awrey continued on Facebook. “The heat from the engine opened all of these bad boys up too, making them lodged in some places.”
Despite their hard work, the car is still not completely pine cone-free. “There's still some stuck in the bumpers in the inside [of] the wheel wells,” Awrey said. “His car is only a month old, he bought it used, and there was nothing in the engine when he checked it out. The car still works fine though.”