A Toronto woman recently discovered a squirrel's nest under the hood of her car.

Toronto woman shocked to find squirrel's nest under her car hood.

Shahana Mirza said she felt shocked and sick to her stomach after learning during a routine oil change that a squirrel had been nesting under the hood of her car.

The family's car had been sitting idle for a few weeks near their parent's home in North York, and Mirza said she hadn't noticed anything out of the ordinary the few times she drove. On Wednesday, she went to the dealership to have her oil changed and was presented with images of the squirrels' nest under her car's hood.

Mirza's jaw dropped when she saw the hundreds of large walnuts, pebbles, and hay that filled every nook and cranny around her car engine. The hood insulation, which absorbs the engine's heat, had been completely chewed up and scrunched together to create a nest.

Mirza had to pay about $500 to replace the insulation and roughly $500 more for the employees to clean out her car. The dealership manager told her squirrels can enter a vehicle from underneath, but if it is driven frequently, the rodents will scurry away. Checking under the hood regularly can also prevent nesting.

While the experience was shocking, Mirza said they are lucky the damage wasn't worse and that the animal hadn't cut through any wires.

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Mirza went to the dealership for an oil change and was informed of the nest.

The dealership manager told her squirrels can enter a vehicle from underneath, but if it is driven frequently, the rodents will scurry away.

Mirza said she was shocked and sick to her stomach when she saw the images of the nest under her car's hood.

The nest was filled with large walnuts, pebbles, and hay and had completely chewed up the hood insulation.

Subsection 2.4 Mirza had to pay to have the insulation replaced and the car cleaned.

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Mirza had to pay to have the insulation replaced and the car cleaned.

While the experience was shocking, Mirza said they are lucky the damage wasn't worse and that the animal hadn't cut through any wires.

When Shahana Mirza took her car to the dealership for an oil change, she never expected to be presented with images of a squirrel's nest under her car hood. The nest was filled with large walnuts, pebbles, and hay and had completely chewed up the hood insulation. Mirza had to pay to have the insulation replaced and the car cleaned, but thankfully the damage wasn't worse and the animal hadn't cut through any wires.

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