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Lenny
Vicki dropped me to work last Wednesday,
And she must have been racing home for a cup of PG tips,
Sucked a bird in through the lower grill,
How to get it out without removing the grill or under tray for f s

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Preee

try two long screw drivers like a pair of chop sticks , but don't eat it afterwards :)

VickiC
Pmsl....my bad....had to chase away a pussy cat trying to get the bird was afraid it was going to scratch my grill!!!
Lenny

Pmsl....my bad....had to chase away a !Removed! cat trying to get the bird was afraid it was going to scratch my grill!!!


Certified pussy magnet now :lol:
Lenny

try two long screw drivers like a pair of chop sticks , but don't eat it afterwards :)

:lol: thanks I'll cook it first,
Left a huge tipex stain on the intercooler
b1g_dav3

Nope, destroyed a steering rack and alloy dodging the cat though >_>

Lenny

Nope, destroyed a steering rack and alloy dodging the cat though >_>

Ouch!
I rolled a mouse as he run across the road back when I had a starlet,
I was dead proud of myself because I was rolling 13" wheels at the time, they were only 2" wide track,
The chances of that 2" wide wheel meeting the mouse on cross impact at around 50-60mph :)
Stoney871
Leave the bird where it is, once it rots it'll fall out in bits :p
Got up the back end of a seagull a few months back, looked like a jet taking off from an American aircraft carrier.
hubby1959

Got up the back end of a seagull a few months back, looked like a jet taking off from an American aircraft carrier.

 

Did the same on the M4 going to Glasgow one evening with a 7.5 tonne ford cargo, the bird had 'Ford' imprinted on it's rear end from the light on top of the cab.

Stoney871
Years ago I had a pigeon hit my visor when I used to ride motorbikes.
At 70 mph it's no fun, my visor split in half and I got a face full of feathers and blood (thankfully not mine).
Rather nasty but could have been worse.
jeebowhite

Fortunately I have never had this expierience, however would the bird slide in front of the intercooler and onto the engine drip tray?

Gombal

Few years back my brother in law hit a big white duck, it was stuck between the grill and the radiator with only it's head hanging out (was as dead as a door nail).

Only damage was the grill, he left it in for about  a week (yes  he's a bit strange......) but at that point you could find his car only using you're nose so he finally removed it! (Was in summer so it didn't take long to develop a distinct odor ;) )

 

Hit a dove last year myself, doing 130 km/hr it hit dead on my right headlamp, big explosion of feathers but no damage at all. Must mention it wasn't the Ford i was driving, it was my Mercedes with glass headlights, don't think the Ford's light would have survived though.

Lenny
To my surprise,
A local cat has been success full in extracting the bird from inside the grill :lol:
No sign of it in there now at all,
And Vicki saw the cat at it the other day and chased it away but he must have returned,
MAD!
VickiC
If it was the same cat he must have smuggled himself in the under carriage for a 90k trip just for a bird lenny (bray cats are picky tho)....someone wasn't LISTENING ...have to go get your naughty step out again
Lenny

If it was the same cat he must have smuggled himself in the under carriage for a 90k trip just for a bird lenny (bray cats are picky tho)....someone wasn't LISTENING ...have to go get your naughty step out again


Ah all I know is there was a bird in the grill
You said a cat was eyeing it up,
And now the bird is gone,

Did the cat take it,
I'm guessing it did,
I didn't know the cat was from bray, surprised the exhaust is still on the car knowing them,
Stoney871
Lenny, just make sure you haven't had a really suspiciously small chicken sandwich in the last couple of days. :d
VickiC

Lenny, just make sure you haven't had a really suspiciously small chicken sandwich in the last couple of days. :d


Pmsl ...thanks for the idea clive ...the fairy liquid mite come out yet if he keeps bad mouthing my home town
Daelpix

Driving along a road just on the outside of Hellifield, North Yorkshire. I saw a pheasant on the side of the road. I said to myself "Don't you dare cross the road" and it did!!!

 

I drove over it and saw it doing the rolly polly along the road, it stopped with its wings flapping about.

 

Stupid bird...

 

I should have stopped, put it out of its misery and took it home for tea! And kept its feathers for fly tying.... oh well.

Stoney871
My friends that do fly tying reckon that pheasant wings cost a bomb.
Just as a general note, If you hit game on a road then pick it up technically that's classed as poaching, if you pick up something someone else has hit then that's roadkill and legal to pick up.
Lenny

My friends that do fly tying reckon that pheasant wings cost a bomb.
Just as a general note, If you hit game on a road then pick it up technically that's classed as poaching, if you pick up something someone else has hit then that's roadkill and legal to pick up.

The number 1 reason I bough a second car ;)
Lenny

Pmsl ...thanks for the idea clive ...the fairy liquid mite come out yet if he keeps bad mouthing my home town


She's put fairy liquid in a bottle of coke before :(
Daelpix

My friends that do fly tying reckon that pheasant wings cost a bomb.
Just as a general note, If you hit game on a road then pick it up technically that's classed as poaching, if you pick up something someone else has hit then that's roadkill and legal to pick up.

 
Tell your mates to try Lathkill, Cookshill or Wharfedale Angling Classics ( My father and I know the people who run this business and they are quality products!)
 
They don't cost that much.


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