Based on a True Story
On Thursday of last week, as I was traveling to class on a warm, sunny day, I stopped to grab some burritos and have a bite before class. Sitting in my car,as I began to partake in my most beloved dietary supplement, my nostrils began screaming at my brain about this repugnant odor coming from my ventilation system. Inspected the tires when I got to class. Nothing.
My first assumption was that I ran over something nasty, or something nasty got splashed on/under my car. Okay, fine. I endured. On my return trip from class, there wasn't the faintest hint. "Cool, my first guess was correct", I said to myself (not out loud).
It wasn't until 4 days later, on a very hot day that my senses, once again, became assailed with putridness. "Allright, what the hell is going on". Stopped to get some gas. Yanked open the hood to find the eyes of a squirrel staring me in the face, its claw grabbing on to the top of the flywheel rim. Upon further insepection, it became clear that the midsection of the animal had a noticable gap. It looked like it was hanging on for dear life before it perished.
I felt bad for the squirrel, but being in a pragmatic sort of mood, I decided to try to pull and prod it out with a stick found near the edge of the station. This was not a good idea. As soon as it started to become disloged; it crumbled into pieces as I clumisly tried to extract, falling deep into the engine of my car, and under the engine. Note that my car has parts *very* close together that are nearly impossible to squeeze a mortal hand through.
After many attempts at removing the remnants of the decayed, vile beast, such as running high pressure water from a hose under the hood, I was able to jack up the car and remove some of the lower paneling. After scraping under the engine, the various physiological components of the intruder spilled out onto the driveway. The odor was nausiating. My neighbour, being an astute observer, noticed that tail had no fur on it. Alas, it was a rat.
I imagine I'll be enduring a pleasant breeze of cooked rat bits and innards until it charcoals or decomposes.
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