No one's happy to see deer getting hit, but cars are more than just roadkill machines when it comes to interacting with animals. What's the weirdest interaction between animals and cars?


You've got to have some David Attenborough swag to know about New Zealand's Kea, the world's only alpine parrot. They are known for trying to eat cars, as you can see in the clip above. The irony is that people drive a great distance to go hike up the mountains where the Kea lives, and when they come back they find their car has been gnawed on while they were away. If they'd just hung around their car, they wouldn't have missed the bird.

What other strange story of animals interacting with cars can you think of?

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