Today's award goes to a British motorist and animal lover who was the cause of her own vehicle's downfall. A tip o' the hat to reader Murray C. for sending me the link.
For UK mechanic David Evans it was definitely not a hard nut to crack. A client called his shop in Poole Keynes complaining that her Honda Civic wouldn't accelerate past 60 km/h. When he popped the hood and removed the air filter he found the engine was full of nuts.
"We brought her the bag of nuts and told her, 'This is the problem with your car.' She was gobsmacked."
Evans says the driver recognized the nuts. They were the same ones she was leaving out for animals in her back garden.
Evans used a vacuum at his shop to suck the nuts out of the engine. He ended up filling a grocery bag with the squirrel's quarry.
There's more at the link.
So she put out for the squirrels both the nuts they eat, and the nooks and crannies they needed to store them. Sounds like a true animal lover to me!
(Good thing she wasn't in Africa, and putting out elephant food . . . )