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Squirrel stashes 42 gallons of walnuts in a Chevrolet Avalanche

Squirrel stashes 42 gallons of walnuts in a Chevrolet Avalanche



Built from 2001 to 2013, the Chevrolet Avalanche was a segment-bending cross between a pickup and an SUV that could carry a wide variety of items thanks to its clever Midgate system. What no one at Chevrolet bothered to figure out is how many gallons of walnuts can be stored behind the truck's body panels, but a North Dakota man found the answer thanks to a red squirrel hoarding food for the winter.

Billy Fischer was stunned to find his second-generation Avalanche brimming with black walnuts. They were all over the engine bay, including behind the radiator and around the battery, and dozens were hidden in and under the body panels. He quickly realized that a red squirrel had spent several days carrying them from a tree in his yard to the truck-turned-buffet, where it hoped to live and feast during the winter months.