Tag: wildlife

42 Posts

Can I keep birds from pooping on a car
Jun 25, 2013

Today: Can Megan Beat the Birds?

Dear Car Talk

Megan's Ford Focus is a target for all the neighborhood birds, and she's tired of washing the car every week. How can she get the birds to do their business elsewhere? Read Tom and Ray's suggestions right here.

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Bird poop and car color
Nov 11, 2016

Is Your Car Prone to Poop? (Bird Poop, That Is).

Staff Blog

What color car do birds "tag" the most? We've got the study results!

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Interview about Volvo's animal detection and avoidance system
Sep 17, 2012

I Spy... Volvo's Animal Avoidance System (about Two Years Down the Road)

Kieran Lindsey

Frequently find yourself eye-to-eye with Bullwinkle? Car Talk’s Wildlife Guru reports on a unique, new safety feature that just might prevent an accident.

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how could a snake get into into a car manifold
Sep 13, 2012

Now Where Did I Leave That Boa Constrictor?

Dear Car Talk

Today: What's a 4-foot-long snake doing in Al's engine compartment? Read Tom and Ray's hypothesis about how the barbecued boa managed to wiggle his way up there, plus some words of sympathy for the snake and the unfortunate mechanic who made the discovery.

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Jul 13, 2012

Scream & Swerve No More?

Staff Blog

Volvo replaces "scream and swerve" animal avoidance with something a bit more high tech. Details, this way.

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How to avoid wildlife encounters while driving
Jul 06, 2012

Roadside Safari

Kieran Lindsey

Ever wonder why road trips are such a great opportunity to spot wildlife? Dr. Kieran Lindsay has answers. 

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should i expect my mechanic to clear debris from under the hood of my car
Jun 07, 2012

Is Mouse Eviction a Mechanic's Job?

Dear Car Talk

Sam's mechanic spotted a mouse nest inside his engine during an oil change. Sam was surprised to find the nest still intact when he picked up his van after the service. Should the mechanic have removed the nest? Tom and Ray weigh in on rodent eviction and more, right here.

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Preventing wildlife from nesting in your car
Mar 30, 2012

Wranglers Escort Gremlins

Kieran Lindsey

Dr. Kieran Lindsey, Car Talk Wildlife Guru, explores the animal-vehicle attraction conundrum that rears its head each spring.

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Mazda6 recalled due to spiders
Mar 03, 2012

Mazda recall due to... Spiders?!

Kieran Lindsey

This sounds too bizarre to be true. Fortunately, our Wildlife Guru, Kieran Lindsey, graciously agreed to untangle the web for us wildlife morons at Car Talk Plaza. Here's what she found out.

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Can a snake survive in an engine
Oct 01, 2009

Today: How to extricate a gargantuan snake from a Honda.

Dear Car Talk

I really need an answer soon! There is a possibility that I have a 5- to 6-foot, 2-inch-diameter snake living in my engine compartment. It was slithering under my car, which was parked on the street in Muenster, Texas. Some...

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