Here's What Happens When You Leave a Car in the Woods for a Decade

A car detailer's nightmare brought to life.

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Have you ever wondered just how bad a car interior can get if left abandoned in the woods for nearly a decade? Well, judging by this video of this car being pulled out of a forest, it can get pretty damn bad.

Larry Kosilla of was contracted to pull a forgotten Eagle Talon out of the woods that had been sitting untouched for the better part of the last 10 years, and clean it so mechanics could get it running. After getting the car unstuck, he discovers the interior is a cesspool of rotting dead rat carcasses, horrific mold, and disgusting standing water. Kosilla gags several times during the video while attempting to describe the situation, which gives you an idea of just how bad it was. Looking at some of these shots, I swear I could smell it through my computer screen. He purchased full biohazard gear to tackle the job of cleaning everything out, which was a smart move. Honestly, I would've just given up and set the whole car on fire instead.

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Throughout the cleaning process, Kosilla also discovers live spiders and caterpillars in the car, as well as an entire rat nest in the glovebox. But after two straight days of scrubbing, vacuuming, and spraying everything down, he's finally able to get it to a presentable condition. It's certainly not perfect—it's been sitting for 10 years, after all—but it's a whole lot better than when he started.

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