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Re: LBC News

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Subject: Re: LBC News
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2006 12:19:52 -0800
Hmm, they obviously should have hired marksmen (perhaps off-duty police
officers) and provided SuperSoakers, instead...

To put this in perspective, if a similar rally were held in, say, Yosemite,
they would need to guard against bears...

In other mountainous regions of California, marmots would be the menace --
they eat wiring and rubber hoses -- this can be a bad combination under the
hood, leading to conflagrations at start-up...


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 2/3/06 11:41 AM, at wrote:

>  As if owning a LBC wasn't already interesting enough:
> February 2, 2006
> WELLINGTON, New Zealand --Organizers of a vintage car rally have hired karate
> experts to protect vehicles from marauding native parrots, a media report said
> Friday.
> Around 40 members of a local karate club have been enlisted to protect around
> 140 classic cars due to visit an alpine village near Mt. Cook on New Zealand's
> South Island on Sunday, the New Zealand Press Association reported.
> The karate experts will protect the cars from Keas, sharp-beaked native
> parrots which have been known to damage vehicles in their search for shiny
> items, NZPA said.
> Denis Callesen, manager of the nearby Hermitage Hotel, said bird lovers
> needn't be concerned that the karate experts would use martial arts moves on
> the parrots, which are a protected species. Their job would simply be to scare
> the birds away, he said.
> Local wildlife ranger Ray Bellringer said the karate masters were unlikely to
> deter the Keas.
> "They will fly around and laugh," he said.
> The best method to prevent Keas from damaging vehicles was to squirt them with
> water pistols, he added.

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