My father-in-law the retired mechanic was helping my sister-in-law clean her car, which she wants to sell. It’s got a lot of miles on it so they were getting it really clean inside and out.
Then they opened the hood to clean in there, and [in order to fully appreciate this next bit you should know that when they were kids, my wife used to terrorize her younger sister by reminding her that she had a skeleton - she had bones, right inside her own body! An idea that freaked her out.] they opened the hood and there was this, well, I’ll let my father-in-law tell it:
“This dead animal.”
They weren’t sure what sort, exactly. Four legs and a tail. Fatter than a weasel.
It had been there for a while, but then again not so long. “It wasn’t too decomposed,” said my father-in-law.
My sister-in-law ran away eeking. “Dude,” I said to him. “Take it to the taxidermist and give it to her for Christmas!” I had visions of it in a little suit, you know, with green visor and a royal flush in one paw. But alas, he’d run it out to the dump.