Birds on Cars

Subject: Birds on Cars
From: Russell Woodford <>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 10:21:45 +1100
Come on all you Kiwis - where are you? I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the fact that NZ has the ultimate car-detroying machine, the Kea. They EAT cars, literally. I've stood waiting for the bus at a couple of NZ resorts, wincing as I watch some someone's car having all the rubber stripped off itand chewed up - windshield wipers, mudflaps, seals around glass, spare tyre covers on 4WDs... I bet NZ Insurers have an escape clause written specifically for Keas!

By the way, there is no point trying to chase the birds off - they don't scare easily, and as someone once wrote to me, "they'll rip your ear off quick as".

Russell  Woodford
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