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Old 05-06-2005, 11:30 PM   #1
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Ok bonny owners. How many of you have had this happen on your car?
I decided to charge up my battery on my 94 as she'* sitting idle in the driveway for sale. After running the car for about 15 minutes I shut her down and decided to put the bra back on my hood that I had taken off a while back to clean. So I opened the hood and holy sh** this big a** gopher jumps out of my hood and makes a bee line for my garage!!! I don't know who was scared more, me or the freakin gopher! Good thing he didn't eat any wiring under there during his brief stay. And I thought that was the supercharger whining!!!!
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A gopher was under the hood? wow.... weird....
Surprised he didn't run when you started the car..... or be killed/hurt by the moving parts.

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There was a
skunk in my garage once

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Over the years some of my cars have eaten cats in the winter time. Big mess, loud scream, and the loss of someones pet. Now I bang the hood of my work beater in the morning to wake any guests before I start it up
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Do big-*** mosquitoes count?
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Well, my sister'* high school boyfriend went home one night to hear a wierd noise when he got there. Found one of our barn cats hiding in the fender of his Chevelle.

I've found evidence of a critter of some sort under my hood. Chewed injector wires and a little fur. Squirrel I think.
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Buddy of mine called one morning and asked for my help. Told me to bring my stuff to fix wiring on his car.... (like I got a special toolbox full, right?)

There were acorns and oak branches next to the completely chewed through and 4" missing piece of like 8 gauge wire going to his starter solonoid. I figure it was a squirrel.

He starts it more often now...

You know if I had a Honda or Toyota I would wonder why the replaced the hamsters with squirrels.
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My dad back in the day had to pull a bunch of stuff off of one of his cars, I think he vette or camaro, because a cat for stuck in there. Neither animal or car were hurt in the process.
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I was helping put struts in an Olds 98 one time and we had the backseat out, and found a mouse nest with several dead decayed mouse bodys in there....smelled so bad we had to let it air out untill we could touch it again...YECH!
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That would have scared the beejeebies outta me!! A friend of mine lost a snake up in their car and had to take apart the dashboard.

I know that once I heard about mice gnawing on wires/upholstery and insurance covered it under comprehensive.
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