On 01/09/2015 3:37 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote:
I had a different problem this year. The rustbucket SDL has been
parked for the summer. Behind the driver's side headlight, around the
A/C pressure switch/drier there was a bunch of grass and mud. No
mouse nest, but it looked like something bigger had slept there. My
second though was packrat, but AFIK, no 4 legged pack rats around
here. (only 2 legged) Pack rats build much bigger nests than this
one was. In the flint hills of KS, that is a different story, but
none around here that I know of. There are groundhogs though.
My suspicion is that a ground hog put the mud and grass there in the
spring and then baked itself in the warmth under the black hood parked
next to south and west facing building sided that blocked the wind and
reflected the afternoon sun.
The critter had big teeth, as it bit through the LF TS wires, and
chewed insulation off other wires and cut some other wires down in
that corner. I doubt the AC will ever run, so I didn't fix those. I
had to splice and insulate several other wires. I've never heard of
groundhogs sleeping in a car before. I always get the oddball things.
Do you have squirrels? That sounds more likely to me.
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