In our squeamish society I wasn’t going to post this, but since some of you asked … here’s a “Rat in the engine” update.
Yahoo … the rat is gone. Nature worked its course, and thankfully the rat left in a very organic way, so to speak.
Here’s the scoop: Earlier this week, before leaving on a road trip the rat was in my engine, it seems. Of course, I didn’t know about this, otherwise I would have pounded on the hood to alert him of the imminent danger.
Anyway, it appears that when I started the engine the rat’s tail got hooked onto a turning-part of the engine, and sad to say the rat got sucked in. Leaving only it’s tail, some fur and a little paw as evidence of its existence ;-(