WINNIPEG – As the weather cools off, animals are preparing for the cold months ahead and that means they’re looking for places to stay warm.
Barret Miller of Fort Whyte Alive tells 680 CJOB mice and squirrels love the warmth of a car engine and there are clues if you have critters making their home inside your vehicle.
“You got lots of little hiding places in your car,” says Miller. “You start your car up in the morning and it’s like ‘I smell burning nuts’. Your seat warmer isn’t on overdrive, it’s probably acorns on the engine block.”
Miller says it’s important to check your engine to make sure squirrels aren’t storing food or other supplies since that could block your air filter or seriously damage your car.