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Old 04-24-2013, 07:24 AM   #1
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Yep just hit a pterodactyl

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.





UPDATE: Upon further inspection I hit the bird with the top of my HomerTaco Raptor grill, then it slid across the hood and hit the windshield. Minor scratches on grill, nothing that won't buff out. A testatament to Homertaco's craftsmanship. Grill is 100% okay.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:34 AM   #3
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:35 AM   #5
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Wow, had a giant crow fly out from an overpass a smash mine a few months ago... sent a pic to my brother saying I hit a pterodactyl as well wasn't as bad a that thought!
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:44 AM   #6
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Ouch, yea only the wind screen!
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:46 AM   #7
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I went back and got the wife's car. Drove the area twice and did not see the bird. Hoping to get pics to see what damage I did to it. I was probably going 55-60 when I hit it. Got some glass inside the truck.
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If the damned thing survived I'd avoid that whole area for awhile - lol .
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Bet that scared the crap outta you!
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Owls are kinda creepy.
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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.
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just yesterday a wild turkey barely cleared my worktruck. it was flapping for it's life. i was rooting for him..(her actually, i think)

i am amazed at the damage. the owl is dead, and i am 90% sure we cant keep dead bird of prey parts. illegal, i think.

glad you didnt freak and crash the truck!! well done.
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If the damned thing survived I'd avoid that whole area for awhile - lol .
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Yea if you don't find a dead bird leave quick and lock the doors because he's out there and he's pissed.
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I had a similar experience about 2 months ago. Early morning driving my kid to school. Saw this "thing", I thought it was an owl too, just as it hit the corner of the windshield and upper frame...didn't break anything, but talk about the friggin "pucker" factor...!!
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No time to pucker. I remember seeing big ass wings flapping...thinking flap you mother flap...then smack.
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