Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Discussion > 2nd Gen. Tacomas

Notices

Yep just hit a pterodactyl

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-24-2013, 02:01 PM   #22
ace96 [OP] ace96 is offline
Senior Member
ace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Sep 2010, #42591
Location: Western KY
Gender: Male
Posts: 868
ace96's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChiveOn View Post
That is insane!

Was anyone in the car with you?
No, just me. I was heading to work. Good news is the windshield change will be covered under insurance. Should have it changed out tomorrow afternoon.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 02:54 PM   #23
Master of None
Fifthwind is one of the sharper tools in the shedFifthwind is one of the sharper tools in the shedFifthwind is one of the sharper tools in the shedFifthwind is one of the sharper tools in the shedFifthwind is one of the sharper tools in the shedFifthwind is one of the sharper tools in the shedFifthwind is one of the sharper tools in the shedFifthwind is one of the sharper tools in the shedFifthwind is one of the sharper tools in the shedFifthwind is one of the sharper tools in the shedFifthwind is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Fifthwind's Avatar
Name: Murph
Joined: Oct 2011, #65144
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Gender: Male
Posts: 336
Fifthwind's Tacoma Gallery
Wow, count your lucky stars, I have a buddy who hit an Owl with a Corolla, and it went through the windshield and imbedded in the chest of the guy in the passenger seat. He said it took a minute to figure out what had happened and there was glass and feathers everywhere, then he hot footed right to the ER cause he didn't want to touch the bird or the guy in the passenger seat.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 02:57 PM   #24
Get off your horse and drink your milk.
teamamerica has a brilliant futureteamamerica has a brilliant futureteamamerica has a brilliant futureteamamerica has a brilliant futureteamamerica has a brilliant futureteamamerica has a brilliant futureteamamerica has a brilliant futureteamamerica has a brilliant futureteamamerica has a brilliant futureteamamerica has a brilliant futureteamamerica has a brilliant future
 
teamamerica's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2012, #89345
Location: az
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Posts: 716
teamamerica's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by ace96 View Post
On my way to work when a big pterodactyl (think it was an owl) come out from beside the road. Apparently I was faster than him. At least it was only the windshield.



FELONY!!!
...just kidding, damn birds.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 03:01 PM   #25
Senior Member
Tacoma VT has much to be proud ofTacoma VT has much to be proud ofTacoma VT has much to be proud ofTacoma VT has much to be proud ofTacoma VT has much to be proud ofTacoma VT has much to be proud ofTacoma VT has much to be proud ofTacoma VT has much to be proud ofTacoma VT has much to be proud of
 
Tacoma VT's Avatar
Army: 14J, 3rd ID
Name: Kessler
Joined: Mar 2013, #99321
Location: Vermont
Gender: Male
Posts: 509
Tacoma VT's Tacoma Gallery
CRAZY! I know turkeys are on the move up here. I saw one fly over the truck on the way to work the other morning. Good work keeping your truck on the road.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 03:04 PM   #26
GO VOLS!
TnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
TnRedNeck721's Avatar
Name: Zach
Joined: Mar 2011, #52731
Location: TN
Gender: Male
Posts: 18,556
TnRedNeck721's Tacoma Gallery
dang!

I have hit like 4 or 5 birds with my truck. they fly out in front of me all the time!! no damage yet.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 03:13 PM   #27
ace96 [OP] ace96 is offline
Senior Member
ace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Sep 2010, #42591
Location: Western KY
Gender: Male
Posts: 868
ace96's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by teamamerica View Post
FELONY!!!
...just kidding, damn birds.
I knew it was about time for the moral police to show up!

Quote:
Originally Posted by TnRedNeck721 View Post
dang!

I have hit like 4 or 5 birds with my truck. they fly out in front of me all the time!! no damage yet.
Yeah but did you hit a pterodactyl at 55 mph?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 03:19 PM   #28
GO VOLS!
TnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTnRedNeck721 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
TnRedNeck721's Avatar
Name: Zach
Joined: Mar 2011, #52731
Location: TN
Gender: Male
Posts: 18,556
TnRedNeck721's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by ace96 View Post
I knew it was about time for the moral police to show up!



Yeah but did you hit a pterodactyl at 55 mph?
no. lol. i about it a turkey vulture a few weeks ago at 45. but i saw it and slowed down and he flew off.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 06:45 PM   #29
Special Edition Member
Gincoma is one of the sharper tools in the shedGincoma is one of the sharper tools in the shedGincoma is one of the sharper tools in the shedGincoma is one of the sharper tools in the shedGincoma is one of the sharper tools in the shedGincoma is one of the sharper tools in the shedGincoma is one of the sharper tools in the shedGincoma is one of the sharper tools in the shedGincoma is one of the sharper tools in the shedGincoma is one of the sharper tools in the shedGincoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Gincoma's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2010, #46179
Location: NV
Gender: Dude
Posts: 1,494
Gincoma's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by ace96 View Post
No time to pucker. I remember seeing big ass wings flapping...thinking flap you mother flap...then smack.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 09:20 PM   #31
Banned
acdronin is one of the sharper tools in the shedacdronin is one of the sharper tools in the shedacdronin is one of the sharper tools in the shedacdronin is one of the sharper tools in the shedacdronin is one of the sharper tools in the shedacdronin is one of the sharper tools in the shedacdronin is one of the sharper tools in the shedacdronin is one of the sharper tools in the shedacdronin is one of the sharper tools in the shedacdronin is one of the sharper tools in the shedacdronin is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Dec 2010, #47036
Gender: Male
Posts: 19,703
acdronin's Tacoma Gallery
meh, had and Owl explode off the hood of my old car at 100mph, mangled, splattered or otherwise vaporized 5 jackrabbits and a magpie blew up too later that day, all on the same run from Colo to Cali on HWY 50, poor car smelled like death and looked like i drove through a petting zoo at high speed....and it was my GF's car, not mine
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 08:07 AM   #32
Senior Member
Burns is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurns is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurns is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurns is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurns is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurns is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurns is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurns is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurns is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurns is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurns is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Burns's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2007, #1871
Location: NJ
Gender: Dude
Posts: 3,663
Burns's Tacoma Gallery
Holy crap man!
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 12:00 PM   #33
Senior Member
tombiosis is on a distinguished road
 
tombiosis's Avatar
Name: T
Joined: Jan 2011, #49571
Location: Ottawa Canada
Gender: Male
Posts: 416
tombiosis's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krazie Sj View Post
Repped for the title of the thread!

I've killed a bird with my bumper before. Made a thunk at 60mph and slowly slid over the hood and the cab. Laughed my ass off.
Rep for being able to spell "pterodactyl"
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 02:05 PM   #34
Member
2013TuRD is on a distinguished road
Name: Bruce
Joined: Dec 2012, #93039
Location: SW BC
Gender: Male
Posts: 97
2013TuRD's Tacoma Gallery
Hit a hawk with the windshield at about 130 k once. Damn thing ripped off the wiper, caved in about 2/3 of the windshield about 3-4" and scratched up the windshield header as well. I know it was female 'cause there was egg all over the busted windshield.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 02:18 PM   #35
Senior Member
penguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shedpenguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shedpenguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shedpenguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shedpenguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shedpenguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shedpenguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shedpenguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shedpenguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shedpenguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shedpenguins_cc is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
penguins_cc's Avatar
Name: Will
Joined: Aug 2010, #41874
Location: Bellevue, WA
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,022
penguins_cc's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via Skype™ to penguins_cc
Only bird I've ever seen hit is a large (and slow) seagull at about 40MPH by the car in front of me. Wow, what an explosion of feathers. Not ever sure if there was a body to recover from that one. I wish feathers came off that easily when I'm plucking ducks.

Well, I guess a sparrow flew a suicide mission into my tire once and disintegrated and a buddy ran over a pigeon another time. That poor bird literally had a tire track running through it's chest.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 03:05 PM   #36
ace96 [OP] ace96 is offline
Senior Member
ace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Sep 2010, #42591
Location: Western KY
Gender: Male
Posts: 868
ace96's Tacoma Gallery
Now the fight with insurance company begins. They want aftermarket glass and I want my truck exactly as it was before with OEM parts. Have under 24,000 miles on it, I cannot even begin to understand putting in aftermarket glass.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 08:45 AM   #37
Senior Member
BARTRD has much to be proud ofBARTRD has much to be proud ofBARTRD has much to be proud ofBARTRD has much to be proud ofBARTRD has much to be proud ofBARTRD has much to be proud ofBARTRD has much to be proud ofBARTRD has much to be proud ofBARTRD has much to be proud of
 
BARTRD's Avatar
Name: Brian
Joined: Feb 2011, #50711
Location: Monroe, Ga
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Posts: 338
BARTRD's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by ace96 View Post
Now the fight with insurance company begins. They want aftermarket glass and I want my truck exactly as it was before with OEM parts. Have under 24,000 miles on it, I cannot even begin to understand putting in aftermarket glass.
It really won't make a difference. I understand wanting all oem parts but the glass won't affect anything. I had to have mine replaced and they used an aftermarket windshield, can't tell a difference. Also, that won't affect resell
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 10:27 AM   #38
Senior Member
GuyWithCamera is one of the sharper tools in the shedGuyWithCamera is one of the sharper tools in the shedGuyWithCamera is one of the sharper tools in the shedGuyWithCamera is one of the sharper tools in the shedGuyWithCamera is one of the sharper tools in the shedGuyWithCamera is one of the sharper tools in the shedGuyWithCamera is one of the sharper tools in the shedGuyWithCamera is one of the sharper tools in the shedGuyWithCamera is one of the sharper tools in the shedGuyWithCamera is one of the sharper tools in the shedGuyWithCamera is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Alan
Joined: Mar 2010, #33179
Location: Tracy,CA
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 529
GuyWithCamera's Tacoma Gallery
I had to google what pterodactyl was, Now I feel dumb because apparently I don't know how to spell it.

Impressive kill. I've only killed 2 crows and had a still alive seagull get stuck in the grill of a police cruiser I was inspecting after repairs before it went back into the fleet.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 11:52 PM   #39
ace96 [OP] ace96 is offline
Senior Member
ace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedace96 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Sep 2010, #42591
Location: Western KY
Gender: Male
Posts: 868
ace96's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by BARTRD View Post
It really won't make a difference. I understand wanting all oem parts but the glass won't affect anything. I had to have mine replaced and they used an aftermarket windshield, can't tell a difference. Also, that won't affect resell
Well I have a dash squeak before the owl. Didn't want to give dealership a reason to skip out on the repair. I am very particular about my vehicles, especially since I have less than 24k miles on the Tacoma. Pissed insurance won't cover it. Going to be $819 out of pocket. Needless to say I am going insurance company shopping.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yep, I did it again... extremachn1 Arizona 12 09-26-2011 12:57 AM
Yep, I'm new lizard1 New Members 14 08-23-2009 08:33 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.