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PostSubject: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:43 pm

I was driving home from the parts house at dusk today and nailed a cat going about 45MPH. My it was pretty scary, and it is a mess. I looked underneath when I got home and their is hair and other "parts" tangled in the brake caliper and drivers side suspension.

I am not sure how to clean it, I don't want to touch it, it is gross....maybe the pressure washer?
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:45 pm

Just burn the car down.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:58 pm

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Just burn the car down.

Not a good idea...but it gives me an idea maybe I should go through insurance and get them to find someone to clean it?
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:58 pm

pressure washer...from far away!! lol
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:01 pm

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pressure washer...from far away!! lol

Yea and go to a pay place that way the blood and fur isnt on the driveway.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:26 pm

The pressure washer rinsed away the blood and gory bits pretty well but the fur is still tangled over everything, especially the brake caliper. I think it is ruined, great.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:59 pm

The left over parts will go away in time. For now come up with a cool new name for the 4runner like The Kitty LitterER!
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:06 pm

Yea I mean I will admit, I will lose no sleep over hitting the cat.

If it had been a dog, I don't know how I would live with myself. Crazy how that is, but I have my reasons believe me. Let me share a story...

So this was my first "real" job I was 17, it was when I first started working at the Automotive Bell. Well I was at my aunts house the day before my first day at work. She has two little poop monster cats. As I was sitting, peacefully mind you, on the couch they decided to use my face as a means of jumping onto the stairs above my head.

Would any normal animal extend their SHARP vile claws in order to plant a firm grip into my face? NO, but these cats did. So as I lay there, blood everywhere, I remembered why I hate cats. I still have 2 long scars from those devils, it was a nightmare going to work cut all to pieces.


So did I mean to hit that cat.....no! But I wouldn't go out of my way to avoid one.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:39 pm

Well I just finished pulling out all the fur out of the brake caliper and wheel. Everything works OK.

I have never seen such a mess from an animal strike, usually they just get pushed out to the side of the road, not explode on the undercarriage.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:12 pm

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The left over parts will go away in time. For now come up with a cool new name for the 4runner like The Kitty LitterER!

Catty Splatty ...?
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:28 pm

FELINE FLATTENER
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:21 am

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Yea I mean I will admit, I will lose no sleep over hitting the cat.
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So did I mean to hit that cat.....no! But I wouldn't go out of my way to avoid one.

Same here. If I happened to see it had a collar I'd feel a bit bad, but there are SO MANY stray cats out there just multiplying.
There are probably a dozen in my neighborhood in the general vicinity of our house and it drives me mad. None have been stupid enough to try and run across the road in front of me however, but I think they are a lot faster than me cruising 20 mph.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:55 am

Just got a first had look of the damage in the daylight. There are pieces of the cat that the tire kicked up all over the drivers side of the car....dried on.

Just great, I guess I am going to AutoBell one day this week
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:33 pm

Thank god for the rain, softened up the bits of cat on the side of the car, it is all but washed away
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:41 pm

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Thank god for the rain, softened up the bits of cat on the side of the car, it is all but washed away

Did you get pictures first, would make a great avatar!
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:18 pm

I wish I got pictures of when I first had the cat strike...but my Canon is off at the shop for a warranty repair.

And of course like the caveman I am my phone doesn't take pictures

And I do worry that there are a couple on here who like cats and would see the pictures as disturbing
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:28 pm

not me....wanna drive by my house and see if u can get one here?
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:29 pm

HAHA, yea that would be sweet
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:31 pm

When I hit a deer I had to do more than wash mine Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:35 pm

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When I hit a deer I had to do more than wash mine Evil or Very Mad

a whole new front end?? LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:54 pm

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2011TRDIceberg wrote:
When I hit a deer I had to do more than wash mine Evil or Very Mad

a whole new front end?? LOL

$3000 later... new lights, turn signals, bumper, grill, ac condenser other misc parts
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:14 pm

well at least you didnt hit an immobile and inanimate object ...like a fire hydrant

READ as ....2WHEELDRIVE>>!!!LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:15 pm

LOL...burn!
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:30 pm

oh shoot...did i say that out loud?? im sorry i should retract what i said before...but then again...thick skin toughens you up....and makes it easier to bounce off of fire hydrants...

oh crap i did it again....
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever hit an animal with their vehicle?   Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:55 pm

Haha, well a person can't pay attention while driving and hit a fire hydrant....so I can't express much empathy.
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