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#1 Lenny

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:59 PM

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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Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:12 PM

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



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 06:08 PM

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

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 06:19 PM

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 !Removed! magnet now :lol:

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 06:24 PM

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

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 06:55 PM

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



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 07:02 PM

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 :)

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 07:34 PM

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.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:01 AM

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.



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:33 AM

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.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:14 PM

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



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 02:05 PM

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.



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 06:03 PM

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!

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 07:19 PM

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

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 07:49 PM

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,

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