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Well, tonight I'm driving home from work in the new '06. Sunroof open, full tank of 93, a little Stan Getz going on. The odo tapping at 400. Fresh Pilot Sports just starting to get really grippy. The R purring along like a car has no right to. A beautiful spring evening. Life is GOOD.

I stopped at a light, in a row of about 15 cars. Out of nowhere comes this bird with a Nordon bombsight. He picks ME. Just ME. Right up the center of the hood, up the windshield and through the sunroof. Hits the front passenger dead center. A big ugly hit.

And it's Atacama.

I swear, they're out to get me, these little beasts.

Leaving work tonight, I joked with my partners in the parking lot that my interior was genuine deerskin, with a mouseskin-shifter knob. I'm sure the woodland mob must have overheard me and ordered the hit.

Fortunately, I was only ten minutes from home. I made it in eight. Lexol cleaner, a bucket and a hose quickly saved the day.

No apparent harm . . . this time.
 

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Re: The Woodland Creatures Strike - AGAIN! (sgmlaw)

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Well, tonight I'm driving home from work in the new '06. Sunroof open, full tank of 93, a little Stan Getz going on. The odo tapping at 400. Fresh Pilot Sports just starting to get really grippy. The R purring along like a car has no right to. A beautiful spring evening. Life is GOOD.

I stopped at a light, in a row of about 15 cars. Out of nowhere comes this bird with a Nordon bombsight. He picks ME. Just ME. Right up the center of the hood, up the windshield and through the sunroof. Hits the front passenger dead center. A big ugly hit.

And it's Atacama.

Ah.. You see, if only you had a passenger protecting your seat it wouldn't have been a problem... well at least not for you.
 

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Re: The Woodland Creatures Strike - AGAIN! (partridge)

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Ah.. You see, if only you had a passenger protecting your seat it wouldn't have been a problem... well at least not for you.
and this reminds me of a story a long time ago... (in a galaxy very far away
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Re: The Woodland Creatures Strike - AGAIN! (sgmlaw)

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.... a little Stan Getz going on.

Not to be "insensatez" but maybe the creature's eyesight was "desafinado". Or maybe he was checking out the "girl from ipanema" in the car next to you.


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Re: The Woodland Creatures Strike - AGAIN! (sgmlaw)

I hit a bat once, right on the windshield and the entire windshield turned red because bats are full of blood. I could not see and almost ran off the road or into another car but got lucky.

This is probably next for you if there are bats where you drive
 

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Re: The Woodland Creatures Strike - AGAIN! (Helmut Ranff)

About 25 years ago, I took out a bird on the NE Extension of the PA Turnpike. Hit it dead center of the front grille. It looked like it just flew right into it. The car was really moving at the time of the hit (big fast V8), so the bird's carcass implanted, spread eagle, wings spread wide open, into the grillework.

I was young and reckless, it was a T-Bird, so I thought it looked right at home. I left it on for a few weeks.

Maybe that's what started all of this.
 

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Re: The Woodland Creatures Strike - AGAIN! (sgmlaw)

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About 25 years ago, I took out a bird on the NE Extension of the PA Turnpike. Hit it dead center of the front grille. It looked like it just flew right into it. The car was really moving at the time of the hit (big fast V8), so the bird's carcass implanted, spread eagle, wings spread wide open, into the grillework.

I was young and reckless, it was a T-Bird, so I thought it looked right at home. I left it on for a few weeks.

Maybe that's what started all of this.

Urk..I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.
 

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Re: The Woodland Creatures Strike - AGAIN! (sgmlaw)

Well, first, I find it ironic that the animals are attacking the animal products in your car.

.... second, be thankful they didn't send any of thier larger, more menacing, friends ... think bear, deer, cow, caribou, depending on your locale.

.... and last, I would think seriously before driving past/too close to the zoo
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Re: The Woodland Creatures Strike - AGAIN! (sgmlaw)

Quote, originally posted by sgmlaw »
Well, tonight I'm driving home from work in the new '06. Sunroof open, full tank of 93, a little Stan Getz going on. The odo tapping at 400. Fresh Pilot Sports just starting to get really grippy. The R purring along like a car has no right to. A beautiful spring evening. Life is GOOD.

I stopped at a light, in a row of about 15 cars. Out of nowhere comes this bird with a Nordon bombsight. He picks ME. Just ME. Right up the center of the hood, up the windshield and through the sunroof. Hits the front passenger dead center. A big ugly hit.

And it's Atacama.

I swear, they're out to get me, these little beasts.

Leaving work tonight, I joked with my partners in the parking lot that my interior was genuine deerskin, with a mouseskin-shifter knob. I'm sure the woodland mob must have overheard me and ordered the hit.

Fortunately, I was only ten minutes from home. I made it in eight. Lexol cleaner, a bucket and a hose quickly saved the day.

No apparent harm . . . this time.

The bird must have lost a recent court case.
 

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Re: The Woodland Creatures Strike - AGAIN! (Helmut Ranff)

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I hit a bat once, right on the windshield and the entire windshield turned red because bats are full of blood. I could not see and almost ran off the road or into another car but got lucky.

This begs the question - how quickly do the rain sensor wipers clear bat blood/remains off the windshield?
 

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Re: The Woodland Creatures Strike - AGAIN! (sgmlaw)

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About 25 years ago, I took out a bird on the NE Extension of the PA Turnpike. Hit it dead center of the front grille. It looked like it just flew right into it. The car was really moving at the time of the hit (big fast V8), so the bird's carcass implanted, spread eagle, wings spread wide open, into the grillework.

I was young and reckless, it was a T-Bird, so I thought it looked right at home. I left it on for a few weeks.

Maybe that's what started all of this.

oh, the mental picture of that just gave me a great laugh, thanks! http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: The Woodland Creatures Strike - AGAIN! (Warpedcow)

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This begs the question - how quickly do the rain sensor wipers clear bat blood/remains off the windshield?

these rain sensors?-- "What bat? What blood? Windshield perfect, no action needed"
 

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Re: The Woodland Creatures Strike - AGAIN! (sgmlaw)

I had a cool (divine) bird incident on my other car. I was driving through a curvy road going over the speed limit of course when a pigeon decided to fly in my path (or maybe it was a dove
). It quickly spread its wings in a sudden stop of flight and just barely touched my dusty hood.

It left a perfectly detectable angel imprint on my hood. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif

The bird happily flew away after completing its duty. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: The Woodland Creatures Strike - AGAIN! (kenschel)

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these rain sensors?-- "What bat? What blood? Windshield perfect, no action needed"

That is spit up my
funny Moose http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: The Woodland Creatures Strike - AGAIN! (IwantaS60R)

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Not to be "insensatez" but maybe the creature's eyesight was "desafinado". Or maybe he was checking out the "girl from ipanema" in the car next to you.


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