These Tiny Surprises Were Found Stuck in a Car Engine

These Tiny Surprises Were Found Stuck in a Car Engine

While waiting to pick up their children from school, a Washington couple noticed something moving from the hood of their car—a weasel.

Once the small, furry creature locked eyes with the couple, out of fear and motherly instinct the weasel mom immediately grabbed one of her off-springs and suddenly disappeared.

Shocked and intrigued, the couple decided to investigate by opening the car’s hood. Sadly, to their surprise, the mother left behind four additional babies.

The cute reddish-brown creatures were nestled together, each smaller than the size of a quarter.

The couple jumped into action and contacted Squirrel Refuge, and the babies were taken to A Soft Place to Land (ASPTL), a rehabilitation center in Washington, to be cared for.

Photo Credit: A Soft Place To Land

They were met with open hands by Jasmine Fletch Glaze, the founder of ASPTL and a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. “They are so amazing! They were brought to me as teeny babies, [weighing] only 10 grams.”

Photo Credit: A Soft Place To Land

Instantly, Glaze was attached. She made sure they were hand-fed every one to two hours and will be properly cared for until they are able to be released back into the wild, in the area where they were initially spotted.

Photo Credit: A Soft Place To Land

At times, animals like weasels can seek to find shelter and nest in unconventional homes.

Glaze encourages people to do the following in case they have spotted some furry little friends nesting outside their habitat:

“Check vehicles regularly… [if baby animals are found] gently remove [them] and place them in a box near the vehicle where mom can retrieve them and move to a new nesting location. “[You] can also call the wildlife facility nearest to [you] for further advice.”

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  1. liz gorman

    why were the weasels not left near the car, ??? The mother would of come back later and got them. stupid people

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    • Brendan

      Obviously not everyone is aware of the best course of action when they discover something like this. They (mistakenly) thought they were doing what they thought was best for the babies’ survival.

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    • mary ann

      Was it really necessary for you to be so damn nasty and rude? Are you a wild animal expert? Did you think THEY should be wild animal experts? Obviously they weren’t and they did EXACTLY the right thing in that situation…….they called someone who IS an expert and followed their instructions to take them to a refuge/rehab center. Sure, they could have left the babies right there in the SCHOOL ZONE!!!!

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    • Bryan Cox

      Not everyone can be as smart as you Liz. Your remark was offensive and that makes you stupid

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