《中英對照讀新聞》Squirrels’ stash of winter walnuts causes car chaos 松鼠儲藏核桃過冬 導致車輛一團亂
Squirreling away supplies for winter took on a whole new meaning for a couple in the United States, after they discovered a hoodful of walnuts and grass in their car.
Holly Persic was driving to a library in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, when she noticed the car seemed strange.
"My wife called me from Northland Library and said that her car smelt like it was burning, and was making a weird sound," Chris Persic said in a Facebook post that has since gone viral.
Holly opened the hood to find an engine full of walnuts neatly packed in grass, presumably stored there by squirrels over the weekend, when the vehicle had been parked in the open.
Chris spent almost an hour cleaning out "over 200 (not an exaggeration) walnuts and grass from under the hood", he continued in the post.
The couple seemed to take the incident in their stride.
"There’s definitely an angry squirrel wife right now wondering where all the nuts went", Chris said. (Reuters)
squirrel：名詞，指松鼠科動物、松鼠毛皮；動詞，指儲藏、貯存。例句：As soon as she gets paid, she squirrels some money away so she won’t be tempted to spend it.（她一拿到薪水，就把一部分存起來，才不會忍不住花掉它。）
presumably：副詞，指想必、推測、大概。例句：Presumably he just fell asleep.（他可能只是睡著了。）
take sth in one’s stride：片語，指從容處理、處之泰然。例句：She learned to take criticism in her stride.（她學會淡然面對別人的批評。）