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    Default Don't clean you roof !

    Gave the (Monaco blue) RSC a wash on monday after work, came up a treat.

    Got home after work yesterday, WTF ?!?!?!? the roof was all filthy and scratched, patches of bird $hit here and there, looked like ..... well, it looked as though someone had thrown a tree branch onto the roof.

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    Got to work today, and a couple of blokes tell me a raven was attacking his reflection in my roof !
    AAAAAARGHHHHH !

    Sometmes I really wonder whether it's worth trying to keep a car pristine .....

    Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkyphl
    ...and a couple of blokes tell me a raven was attacking
    his reflection in my roof !.....
    Phil
    Know how you feel Phil, we had a raven here at work that had a rubber
    fetish. It pulled out wiper blades and attacked window and door seals.
    All the while trashing the paint work of the cars it attacked. We ended
    up getting the conservation people next door to 'deal with' the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkyphl
    Got to work today, and a couple of blokes tell me a raven was attacking his reflection in my roof !
    AAAAAARGHHHHH !


    Phil
    a raven attacking his reflection in the roof of your rsc?!!! after reading that, i dont know whether to laugh or cry!

    gees what are the chances of that happening? hey phil how bad is it? could it be cut n polished?

    good luck you poor bugger.
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    At the IBM carpark in sydney there used to be lots of crows and they were often sitting on top of cars doing things.... .Hence i used to try going underground....

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    He must've just been stupidly tired... flying all that way...
    sure it wasnt a crow?

    Mate, heart breaking!!!
    and why didnt the guys shoo it off!!!

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    Nate, AFAIK there aren't any crows in Victoria, they're all ravens - but I have been wrong before !

    The blokes did shoo it off, and it flew over to another car in the carpark and started attacking it's reflection there as well. Fortunately it was "only a Falcon" so it wasn't too serious .....

    I reckon I should start a competition here at work to see who can get their roof the shiniest !

    Phil

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    hmmm i thought a Raven was much bigger, had a more rounded beak & was native to Mexico type areas... or is that just a case of too many cartoons?

    Google found:
    "There are six members of this family found in Australia, five native breeding species and one infrequent self-introduction. Three are called crows and three ravens, although there is really little difference. "

    and
    "The bases of the feathers of the crows are white, while those of the ravens are grey"

    from: http://www.amonline.net.au/factsheets/crows_ravens.htm

    Can you pluck a few out so we can get this sorted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by biologist
    We ended up getting the conservation people next door to 'deal with' the problem.cheers,
    Work next door to the Perth Gun Centre do you .. hahahaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTC206
    Work next door to the Perth Gun Centre do you .. hahahaha.

    - xTc -
    Kinda, although I doubt they would like the comparison

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    Taken from the Department of Primary Industries website :

    http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/dpi/nrenin...F000B4D7C?open

    "The Australian Raven and the Little Raven are widespread throughout Victoria and are present in all farming areas. The closely related Little Crow is uncommon in Victoria and is only found in the north west corner of the State. The Forest Raven is found mainly in coastal areas. All of the ravens and the Little Crow are protected wildlife."

    Pity about the last sentence ........

    If I do happen to find one dead on the ground, cause of death unknown, I shall pluck out a few of the neck feathers and check whether the mongrel was a crow or a raven. Not that it'll make much difference to my opinion of 'em.

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    the question is

    what is blacker than a crow

    i'll await the answer















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