Willesborough and Kennington Garage mechanic finds nuts in car
by Samantha Williams
An Ashford mechanic got the shock of his life when he found
a huge stash of peanuts stored away inside a car's engine.
Brian Wilkins, 51, was servicing a 2007 red Ford Fiesta when he
found the peanuts inside the air filter.
"I am amazed the car was still running," said the dad-of-two
from Kennington. "I've been a mechanic my whole life and I've never
seen anything like this before."
who has worked at the Willesborough and Kennington Garage, in
Church Road, for five years, believes only a mouse would have been
small enough to fit through the hole and store the peanuts in the
He added: "I can't think of anything else that could have done
it - the hole is small and quite restricted."
The car's owner Alan Barling , 78, from Kennington, added: "It's
puzzled me. Brian just couldn't believe it. When I arrived to pick
the car up he was very excited about it."
Mr Barling, a retired watch and clock repairer, said: "I don't
keep nuts in my garage or put them out for the birds, so I have no
idea where the mouse would have got the nuts from.
"Nor have I ever seen any droppings about the garage. I don't
have a cat, but there are plenty around, you would think that would
scare mice away."
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