"My car was eaten by animals. And it's just dead," Ryan said.
As a top congressional official with a security detail and a chauffeur, Ryan says he hasn't driven in three years. So while he isn't using his car, he says keeps it at his mother's house in his hometown of Jainesville, Wisconsin.
According to Ryan, every month she revs up the Suburban just to make sure it still works. Recently, after returning home from a trip to Florida, it was dead.
"So I towed it into the dealer, they put it up, and they realized that a family of woodchucks lived in the underbody of my Suburban," he said.
He also said he renewed his license, so barring anymore woodchuck encounters, he'll be ready to hit the road.