Originally Posted by BillBost37
You know if I had a Honda or Toyota I would wonder why the replaced the hamsters with squirrels.
I believe they are still using hamsters:
When I had my first car, 1977 NewYorker, like most cars of that day and age, it had a fan mounted to the waterpump pully. I hated the clutch on those things, so, I always removed it and used a spacer instead. This wasn't a good thing in the winter, as far as cats are concerned. Stray cats love to warm up under your engine in the winter, and in those days, the fan had a shroud around it, which served as a nice hard hammok for the cats. I soon learned to kick the car, or pound the hood to be sure no cats were there, after i nearly broke one in half one morning.
I heard a whining, and shut off the engine, and the whining continued. Took a few seconds to realize a cat was hurt under my car. She was pregnant, and her back was broke, so, she was as good as dead. I was told by a couple ladies(drunks) in my neighborhood, that I was so cruel for what I did. I never intended to hurt the cat, and had I known, I would have taken precautions.
My dad had a cat in his one morning, but that one ended up making quite a mess. I guess dad'* reflexes weren't as quick as mine, and he shut the car off a few seconds too late.
Also, in my area, it is common for small birds, rats, or squirrels to take residence under the hood, and around the wheel wells and so on, if you've got a car that'* been sitting, and not run in a while.
Happy hunting to you all... Sam