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Six Baby Squirrels Under The Hood Go Racing

Kamil Kaluski September 27, 2011 Caption This

After two track driving school sessions at Watkins Glen, an event participant complained about the car feeling a bit underpowered. When he opened the hood to investigate, he found acorn leftovers and critter poop all over the engine bay. Upon further examination, it was determined that six baby squirrels had turned the car’s airbox into their home and had been smuggled from Toronto through the U.S. border.

Source: OneHotLap.com


An Emergency Squirrel Rescue Clinic was set up. The baby squirrels were air-lifted out of the airbox by their tails and will hopefully find a new home in upstate New York before the winter sets in. I just want to know why it took the owner of the car several hundred miles on the road and two track sessions to realize that there is something squirrely.

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Currently there are "45 comments" on this Article:

  1. fodder650 says:

    This is a long way to go to smuggle Canadians into America

  2. Number_Six says:

    Rude rodents retard remiss road racer's rate!

  3. P161911 says:

    He's just lucky the little critters didn't decide to munch on the wiring harness.

  4. muthalovin says:

    Rodents travel 500 miles, race in BMW.

    Power problems for BMW owner blamed on feces.

  5. Smells_Homeless says:

    Stranded squirrels slow slalom?

  6. vwminispeedster says:

    Annoying furry critters found in BMW, 6 squirrels discovered as well.

  7. $kaycog says:

    That's just nuts!

  8. P161911 says:

    Squirrel BM troubled you.

  9. skitter says:

    BMW gets squirrelly on track, driver blames actual squirrels.

  10. PowerTryp says:

    BMW Z4M Coupe, Keeps your nuts safe.

  11. tonyola says:

    It's the double-secret prototype for BMW's new, eco-friendly turbochargers.
    <img src="http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQIAy4vXputm39YMvE7EOYDwCmWzjJhi1O2ZxYk9d03Dpg6qCdO&quot; width=250>

  12. engineerd says:

    My dog would title it, "Lunch found warming up in engine compartment."

  13. Isabella Borgward says:

    Wow! SIX squirrels?!?! I'll bet that thing is FAST! Mine only has four.

  14. Alcology says:

    Maybe I'm overthinking it but… just kill them? You don't know what diseases these little tree rats have that could be switching populations. It might sound cruel, but I've also raised baby squirrels so I do have a heart!

  15. Van Sarockin says:

    ALVIN! But then again, it's not like that squirrel cage blower can't use a boost.

  16. Tanshanomi says:

    Hoonibbles' minions attack BMW in TRW!

  17. JeepyJayhawk says:

    Squirrels, hoping for a better life, smuggled in BMW to the New World

  18. This is the same way our late [not so great] 96 Lumina APV met its demise. A small engine fire started under the hood on some sort of rat's nest just over the OH border and we left it there.

    I should expect better car maintenance from my parents let alone someone who drives a few hundred miles over the border for a track day.

  19. Alff says:

    I prefer the rodent less traveled.

  20. Andrew says:

    As with most aftermarket "green" solutions, this BMW's 100% natural air filter carried a slight performance penalty.

  21. west_coaster says:

    On another note, nothing quite says "tool" like having the model name of your car on your vanity plate.

    • ptschett says:

      Yet another argument against alphabet-soup car "names".

      • FuzzyPlushroom says:

        That said, I sometimes find such plates cool – but only when it's an inside joke/reference – an internal designation, say, or famous attribute/anecdote pertaining to the model. If the plate repeats what's already written across the back of the car, you look like a douche; however, 'SQRLYE85' would be commendable.

  22. ptschett says:

    Marginally on-topic but we've lost a lot of cats to their attempts at stowing away in cars. Just this Sunday I was at my parents' house and had one of the outside kittens apparently decide it was safer under the car than running away, then when it did run away (after having warning horn honks and then my reversing the car as slow as possible) I think the last thing that went through its mind was a Goodyear. Fortunately it didn't have to suffer very long and it was the dumbest one in the litter anyway.

  23. Christo says:

    The story on onehotlap just got updated with a ton of new pictures!! http://www.onehotlap.com/2011/09/six-baby-squirre

  24. Eggwich James Dio says:

    BMW owner finds six baby squirrels in air intake, safely returns them to his rectum.

    Get it, I made it sound like BMW guys like squirrels in teh butt! Not funny!

    Seriously though, Kamil, you just got here and already you post a lot of stuff. Thank you!

    (And I know they are overpriced, but I lurve me some Z4s…)

  25. Mad_Science says:

    So that's where our security team went over the weekend!

  26. Van Sarockin says:

    Nibbles would have taken no prisoners.

  27. McQueen says:

    BMW owner looses nuts , squirrels hid them in his cock mobiles air intake

  28. RealDonn says:

    How about: 333 Horses and 6 Squirrels Under the Hood.

  29. texlenin says:

    rampant roughhouse rodents restrict riced-out Reich-Mobile?

  30. motoringconbrio says:

    i think i know the car! david george?

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