Fargo Man Finds 180 Pounds of Walnuts Stashed by Red Squirrel Inside His Chevy Avalanche

By Epoch Inspired Staff
Epoch Inspired Staff
Epoch Inspired Staff
Epoch Inspired staff cover stories of hope that celebrate kindness, traditions, and triumph of the human spirit, offering valuable insights into life, culture, family and community, and nature.
October 19, 2021 Updated: October 19, 2021

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. When life hands you walnuts, just laugh.

That’s one North Dakota man’s philosophy trying to keep up with a tiny, furry friend stashing piles of black walnuts in every nook and cranny of his Chevy Avalanche.

That furry friend happens to be a red squirrel.

Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Bill Fischer)
Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Bill Fischer)

Bill Fischer, 56, from Fargo can’t clear out the nuts fast enough; in just days, the industrious red squirrel, who lives in the luxurious walnut tree in Fischer’s yard, has the truck brimming.

“When the red squirrel is under the Avalanche, I know I need to start looking under the hood,” Fischer told The Epoch Times. “This has been occurring since 2013.”

It’s become a tradition. Every other year, he opens up his Chevy to find the yellow-shelled fruit the size of a small lime overflowing. Removing the fender, he finds more stores.

Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Bill Fischer)
Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Bill Fischer)

“There are still walnuts inside the frame that cannot be reached for removal and can be heard rolling around while driving,” he added.

This year, Fischer’s cleanup/harvest yielded a whopping 42 gallons of black walnuts, filling seven large pails and weighing over 180 pounds.

He snapped photos of the whole stash and posted them on Facebook where they garnered media attention for the homeowner and his furry friend.

Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Bill Fischer)
Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Bill Fischer)

The amused Fargo man captioned:

“Hurry as these may have a limited availability as l hear the the hard working furry tree dweller might be retiring soon due to health reasons! Also, the squirrel is dealing with a caustic work environment due to a relentless micromanaging supervisor of the canine type.”

But there is no use in holding a grudge. Fischer added, “At this point, I just have to find the humor and laugh.”

Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Bill Fischer)

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