I opened the hood on my '87 Toyota pickup today to find lots of dried-out prickly pear fruit (that’s what grows nearby) and some dried leaves, pine needles, etc. on top of the air cleaner and in the corners against the firewall. Oddly I didn’t find anything that looked like used-alimentary-canal excreta. I tried to imagine that someone had done it as a prank but couldn’t. As near as I can see they didn’t gnaw on any wires or hoses. I drove last March 15.
Is there damage I should look for?
Is there anything I should do to discourage future squatting? I’ve parked in this spot for 11 years; this hasn’t happened before.