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YPSILANTI, Mich. (Detroit Free Press) -- An Ypsilanti woman got a surprise Thursday when she heard some mysterious noises coming from her car in the parking lot of her workplace in Farmington Hills.

When she got home, her husband found the cause: baby woodchucks nestled in the car's engine.

The couple alerted the Humane Society of Huron Valley in Ann Arbor, which sent animal rescuers to gather up the three babies.

Officials speculate that the woodchuck's mother placed them in the engine to warm them, or because of the heavy rains, to keep them from drowning in the soaked ground.

The animal rescue transferred the trio to Help 4 Wildlife.

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