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So it was pouring and a cold front came in today. I went out to my car and hopped in the drivers seat and was just about to start her up when I felt something moving in the car. Looked around back and didn't see anything but when I pop open the hood a cat jumped out from there! WTH scared the bejeezus outta me.

There is just too much room in the engine bay of the 2.0T that the poor thing must of climbed up. Thank goodness I wasn't in the mood to do any cleaning today...
 

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Watch out for those squirrels as well. A friend had to have the wiring harness for his Tucson's air conditioner replaced as a squirrel chewed through it.
 

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...when I pop open the hood a cat jumped out from there!
Buddy of mine was shacked up with a DOLL way back when. Goes to start his 325e one morning and hears this horrible screeching. Pops the hood and there's fur and blood all over the place! Turns out her cat had climbed up into the engine compartment the night before for the warmth. The two of them rush the feline into the vet and my buddy ends up paying over $1000 to patch up poor Patches. We tried ribbing him about the whole thing, but she was a VERY fine girl, so he just looked at us and smiled...
 

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If you leave your car out, a stray cat is liable to crawl under the hood to warm up. This happened to me one time and it was an awful mess to clean up. I was sorry for the cat but I had no idea he was in there. I understand this is not that uncommon. In my case it happened back in Missouri.
 

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Just came back home and had the car parked in the driveway for about 3 hours, was still worried about the cat coming back so prior to going out I took a peek under the hood...and this time there was 3 cats in there!! 1 big and 2 kittens, they just sat there and glared at me and I went to honk the horns to scare them off. Would hate to call animal control but don't think I want to have to check every single time.
 

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Had a kitten hitch a ride under the hood of my old Ford Explorer. Cold rainy day and it was at least a 20 mile drive. Made it out with a few scratches. The little guy ended up wedging himself into the top part of the wheel well
 

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Yeah, I had squirrels chew up my windshield washer line this week... no wash joy, and last month they made a nest of my air conditioner fan. Wish I knew how they got in there.
 

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Last year, before we bought our Santa Fe 2.0T, had Honda accord.
I don't remember the month but my wife driving accord back from office. During slow moving on freeway, people were making hand gestures, which she could not understand.

Back home, she parked the car and got out surprised hearing hissing sound. Could not understand. But one of our nabour passing by told her that watch out, you are having beehive under your rear right tire well. She was shocked, and then realized why on freeway, people were waving at her.

This beehive travelled about 38 miles from her office parking lot to home, in the wheel well

We had to call specialist. When he saw this, he told us that in his 35 years of service, has never ever seen such thing.

Next day, when she went to office and parked her Car in the parking lot, the attaindent asked her, " did you find the beehives in the wheel-well. We tried to get rid of them but could not do so. This might have happen, because when migrating, queen might have got tired and set there, and came all the other bees. "

Experience of life time.
 
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