Professional exterminators told her they needed to kill the squirrels but Wood decided to rescue them. She tells KATU-TV that hours earlier she'd seen a grown squirrel staring quizzically at her back home.
Wood and two of her Tualatin, Ore., neighbors went to the mechanic's shop, dug through the nest and found the three tiny squirrels.
They put them in a cardboard box and left it right next to where Wood's SUV was parked when the nest was likely built.
Wood says a mother squirrel showed up minutes later and -- one by one -- ferried the babies from the box to a tree.
She says despite the $500 bill to rewire her damaged SUV, she's happy the critter family is back together.
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