Tag: wildlife

42 Posts

Cars using radar to avoid hitting animals
Dec 02, 2015

Radar Love: Can Radar Prevent Car/Wildlife Collisions?

Kieran Lindsey

Nothing ruins a scenic drive quite like running into an elk or a moose. Can radar help? Find out here!

wildlife safety infrastructure

Keeping bears out of cars
Nov 10, 2015

"Bear-ly" Getting By: Bears in Cars

Kieran Lindsey

What motivates the average bear to break into a car?


Keeping spiders out of your car
Oct 28, 2015

Spidey Sense?

Kieran Lindsey

Our wildlife biologist tries to talk some spidey sense into us, in time for Halloween.


Deer whistles to keep deer off the road.
Oct 07, 2015

Do Deer Whistles Actually Work?

Kieran Lindsey

Wolves don't whistle, so why do we think that attaching whistles to our cars makes them deer proof?

wildlife safe driving tips

Crazy biting ants in your car
Sep 03, 2015

Today: Your Crazy Ant

Kieran Lindsey

Disclaimer: Our wildlife biologist does not have any tips for surviving a visit from your mom’s wacko sister. But she can help with the six-legged variety.

wildlife electrical wiring

Brown widow spiders hitchhiking in cars.
Jul 05, 2015

Free Ride: The Hitchiking Brown Widow

Kieran Lindsey

Would you pickup a hitchhiker? What if it was a brown widow spider? Maybe you already have... How this species uses cars to get around, right here.


Birds attracted to car mirrors.
Jun 23, 2015

Mirror, Mirror, on the Volvo

Kieran Lindsey

Why do birds love your car's side mirrors? Our urban wildlife biologist explains.

wildlife mirrors

Cat seeking shelter under the hood of a car.
Mar 10, 2015

Shelter from the Storm

Kieran Lindsey

Tips from Car Talk's wildlife specialist, Dr. Kieran Lindsay, on how to keep the fur and feathers from flying in your engine this winter.

wildlife winter

Removing ants from your car.
Sep 29, 2014

What's in Your Car? Ants, Debugged.

Kieran Lindsey

Ants in the car: it's more common than you'd ever realize! Our Resident Wildlife Expert, Dr. Kieran LIndsey, critiques Tom and Ray's answer to caller Mara-- and offers some non-boooogus advice.


How to avoid getting bird poop on your car
Aug 20, 2014

Connect the Dots! Avian Edition.

Kieran Lindsey

Why would you ever pass up a shady parking spot on a hot day? Our Wildlife Biologist offers a few compelling reasons, right here.