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weasels rip my flesh!
Posted by: Fritz
Date: January 31, 2008 09:28AM
not really, but someone, meece, rat, squirrel, mastodon or presidential candidate crawled into my engine and snacked on some key wire what make my car run.
can't wait to see the bill.
In the meantime, has anyone else experienced this and have any ideas for prevention? Other then a full body condom or weapons of meecie destruction.

OBTW, I heard Zappa on commercial NYC FM yesterday. Dunno what song, but I recognized his sound immediately. Musta been something post '75.
But I was shocked.



!#$@@$#!

What if the hokey pokey really is what it’s all about?





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/31/2008 09:34AM by Fritz.
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Re: weasels rip my flesh!
Posted by: spearmint
Date: January 31, 2008 09:38AM
Did you know Dale Bozzio (see below) played with Zappa some? She the Playboy Bunny who was lead singer for the terrific Missing Persons.




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Re: weasels rip my flesh!
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: January 31, 2008 09:44AM
Fortunately the rat that decided to call my last car home didn't do any serious damage, but he did try to nest in the filter of the cabin air filtration system. Geez, I didn't even know it had one, let alone how much it costs to replace it. This is actually more common than we think, and I don't know of a way to keep them out if the car is parked outside. Somehow putting a mouse trap in the engine compartment doesn't sound very practical.

At least your critter and mine stayed on the outside of the car. There was some poor guy around here who had to buy his wife a new car after they discovered a rat had been living under the driver's seat of their Volvo station wagon. She refused to ever get in the car again after learning about that. And, to add further insult, the car needed $3,000 worth of repairs to the electrical system before he could get rid of it.
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Re: weasels rip my flesh!
Posted by: $tevie
Date: January 31, 2008 10:38AM
I don't own a car, but as it happens one of my co-workers had a rat chew up her car's wiring this very week. One of her neighbors had the same problem a couple of years ago. I guess it is one of the joys of urban living.



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Re: weasels rip my flesh!
Posted by: Fritz
Date: January 31, 2008 10:39AM
I knew about Dale, but I didn't think she was small enough or desperate enough to chew my engine wires.



!#$@@$#!

What if the hokey pokey really is what it’s all about?

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Re: weasels rip my flesh!
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: January 31, 2008 11:15AM
Happens in the country more frequently to tractors and such. We had a mouse living in the intake filter of my wife's van. I only discovered it because I pulled the filter to replace it, and saw the little guy running for his life out of the engine compartments. I think one of the cats got him later.

And not just mice- a friend of ours has a cat named "Bumper". This stray came home with her one day. You guessed it- she had gone to sleep up in the bumper of her SUV, and stayed in there the whole 20 miles of highway home.
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Re: weasels rip my flesh!
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 31, 2008 12:20PM
my old room mate had a family of mice move into the foam in the back seat of his Cordoba in the middle of Seattle. It happens in the middle of big cities too.
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Re: weasels rip my flesh!
Posted by: tronnei
Date: January 31, 2008 01:57PM
I had a chipmunk store about a dozen acorns in a tight spot along side the engine block in my car. Of course, when the engine got hot enough, the acorns started to char and smoke. Nasty smell, and freaked out everyone in the car on the way to my son's birthday party. Luckily I figured out the problem before dropping off the car for service.
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Re: weasels rip my flesh!
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: January 31, 2008 02:06PM




Aloha, Ken


“I have developed significant attachments to several members even though I wouldn't recognize them if I sat next to one on a park bench. I'm often tempted when in an airport to walk around, hollering "The Løpe", to see if anyone other than the Homeland Security people will acknowledge me. ” - The Løpe

“Human rights can only be assured among a virtuous people. The general government ... can never be in danger of degenerating into a monarchy, an oligarchy, an aristocracy, or any other despotic or oppressive form, so long as there shall remain any virtue in the body of the people.” — George Washington

“Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private virtue, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics.” — John Adams

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” — Benjamin Franklin

"Every single terrible thing you see on Facebook — be it some sort of horrible right wing nonsense or a confusing and annoying product decision — is made in pursuit of growth. Every bit of damage that Meta has caused to the world has been either an act of ignorance or deliberate harm, at many times tweaking the product to make it harder or more annoying to use so that you will log onto Facebook or Instagram multiple times a day and spend as much time on there as possible." Ed Zitron
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Re: weasels rip my flesh!
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: January 31, 2008 02:10PM
Weasels part Duex...






Aloha, Ken


“I have developed significant attachments to several members even though I wouldn't recognize them if I sat next to one on a park bench. I'm often tempted when in an airport to walk around, hollering "The Løpe", to see if anyone other than the Homeland Security people will acknowledge me. ” - The Løpe

“Human rights can only be assured among a virtuous people. The general government ... can never be in danger of degenerating into a monarchy, an oligarchy, an aristocracy, or any other despotic or oppressive form, so long as there shall remain any virtue in the body of the people.” — George Washington

“Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private virtue, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics.” — John Adams

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” — Benjamin Franklin

"Every single terrible thing you see on Facebook — be it some sort of horrible right wing nonsense or a confusing and annoying product decision — is made in pursuit of growth. Every bit of damage that Meta has caused to the world has been either an act of ignorance or deliberate harm, at many times tweaking the product to make it harder or more annoying to use so that you will log onto Facebook or Instagram multiple times a day and spend as much time on there as possible." Ed Zitron
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Re: weasels rip my flesh!
Posted by: incognegro
Date: January 31, 2008 04:24PM
I Photoshopped my friend Rob and his ferret into the famous Zappa cover.
(with my apologies to Neon Park, the original artist)

[en.wikipedia.org]

"I never even played baseball." sad smiley

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