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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-16-03, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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My car attracts animals?

Last night I parked at my g/f's place, walked not 10 metres from the car and a magpie landed on the windscreen and walked up onto the roof.

Yelled at it, it moved to the ground next to the car and I walked towards and it flew away.

Got in my car this morning and it had what looked like cat prints on the bonnet and windscreen. The only thing I can think of is that the bonnet was warm and the cat decided to sleep there.

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...what looked like cat prints on the bonnet and windscreen. The only thing I can think of is that the bonnet was warm and the cat decided to sleep there.
Yep, happens all the time here. We always make sure that the cat isnt locked in the garage, because he always finds his way onto the bonnet and makes it all dirty. Once we left the windows down and he decided to sleep on the seat, which he left dirty aswell.

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hrmph . . . just be lucky your not forced to park at my place . . .
Every morning there's possum piss on the boot, and possum turds all over the car . . . between the power lines and trees nearby, I don't stand a chance :(

And I noticed yesterday there are a suspicious number of ants wandering around the interior of my car . . . just wait til i find the little sods nest . . .
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Been there done that, my old place was possum central! They even scratched the paintwork.

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And I noticed yesterday there are a suspicious number of ants wandering around the interior of my car . . . just wait til i find the little sods nest . . .
Been there, done that, too. Now it's the dealers problem, though after squashing hundreds of the bastards and letting a small thermonuclear device off inside (I wish), the sightings got less frequent.

The best suggestion on the thread I started was to put a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich in the driveway, they'd find that and leave the car.

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After respraying my TX-3 many, many years ago a cat sat on my bonnet and must have slipped thus releasing its claws into my new paint. i know say that there is only one purpose for cats and that is as speed humps. and thank god my GT-P has a syncro on reverse so as to select it real quick!!!!

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After respraying my TX-3 many, many years ago a cat sat on my bonnet and must have slipped thus releasing its claws into my new paint. i know say that there is only one purpose for cats and that is as speed humps. and thank god my GT-P has a syncro on reverse so as to select it real quick!!!!

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I hear you, a keyscratching (they didn't do a great job of it at least), a bird leaving scratches and a cat doing the same, all within a few days, it's a bit much.

The paint job is looking a bit shabby, this and shopping centres etc. The front half was resprayed not 6 months ago too.

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Ah possums are such nice creatures.

I remember ag. school down in Harvey, the ceiling was porous and there were possums living in it.

About once a week some poor bugger got pissed on.

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i'm always getting cats pissing on or near the front of my car, certainly doesn't make it nice when i turn on the aircon... have to open the windows :/

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i'm always getting cats pissing on or near the front of my car, certainly doesn't make it nice when i turn on the aircon... have to open the windows :/
S***!!!! That must've been the smell that I had after. Bloody cats!!!

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