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Old 12-20-2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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stupid nature. keep your animals away from my car

So I'm driving down a hwy in south AL and a possum decided he wanted to check out my car. So being dark hilly, curvy road and me doing 75 was not a good combo to come across a possum in the road. Well I know my car is repairable and I'm not, so I opted to not swerve around it and just powered through. Stoped at next service station to check the damage . I will post some pics in the morning of the damage.

Who wants to guess how bad it is. ( I won't even know the full extent till tomorrow when I clean up the mess)
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:01 AM   #2
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You may have damaged the plastic molding/splitter on the bottom of the fascia. It probably won't be that big of deal. You're right not to swerve to avoid an animal. If you hit an animal, it goes down as comprehensive. If you swerve and hit something else, not only is the damage worse, but it counts as a collision and goes against you on your insurance rates.

Worthless possums. I have an uncle who swerves to hit them when he's in his truck.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:08 AM   #3
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Only thing is im lowered with a ZL1 bumper. Think zombie plow. That's about what it looks like right now
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:15 AM   #4
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Looks like youve got a rideskinz bumper cover... Thats fiberglass..... Your gonna need a new one if the damage is severe, which it probably is... 75mph? Yea... New bumper time..


EDIT: Just read about your ZL1 bumper, might be salvageable if he bounced off your splitter.. But 75mph and a 10lb possum... Might need a new bumper.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:56 AM   #5
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Only thing is im lowered with a ZL1 bumper. Think zombie plow. That's about what it looks like right now
Better keep the blood and guts on there for the pics
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:16 AM   #6
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Better keep the blood and guts on there for the pics


post a before and after picture of the cleanup
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:49 AM   #7
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Just be glad it wasn't an armadillo. You did the right thing - not swerving. Glad you're okay - sorry 'bout the car.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:13 AM   #8
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That's gonna be a messy cleanup.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:18 AM   #9
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Just in case you need - recipe for possum stew:

1 possum
1 onion
1 clove garlic
clarified butter
olive oil (enough to brown meat without becoming dry)
1 cup dry red wine
flat or field mushroom, sliced (big meaty ones)
2 tablespoons fresh herbs (a mix of rosemary, thyme, marjoram, dill and parsley)
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 cup dark beer, eg black mac,monteiths
1 cup brown possum stock
1 tablespoon marsala

Directions:

Skin and bone the possum (use only the best meat for the casserole, ie: the strip loins and hind quarters, cubed).
Reserve the carcass and trimmings for stock.
In a heavy pan, heat the clarified butter and oil.
Sauté onion and garlic.
When onion is clear, remove to casserole.
Dust the cubed possum with flour and brown in batches.
Add to casserole.
Melt a little more clarified butter and sauté bacon and mushrooms.
Remove to casserole De-glaze pan as necessary with red wine- add this to casserole together with herbs, ground pepper, tomato purée, beer and marsala.
Stir, cover and cook in slow oven for 2-3 hours, adding more possum stock if necessary.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:38 AM   #10
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Man you really have some crazy unlucky situation on your bumper.. First RideSkinz and now your zl1 bumper... Lol I'm so scared to drive my car now especially on base.. Luckily I'm overseas now so my car is sitting cozy in the garage
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:07 AM   #11
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I wanna see these pics!
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:30 PM   #12
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Alright clean up is done. Here's one pics fir you guys. Luckily it did zero damage.not sure what part made that white Shi! But im gonna call it bone dust.
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Sorry about the pics my phone is retarted.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:33 PM   #13
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Better keep the blood and guts on there for the pics
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:34 PM   #14
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I like running over cats.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:37 PM   #15
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:40 PM   #16
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I had that happen but it was a skunk

Came around a corner on the highway at 65 or so and whack. It smelled a little but no damage....well for me. The skunk was Done for I am sure.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:42 PM   #17
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Hit a coyote one night with an old pick-up truck...Next morning, neighborhood dogs were eating breakfast out of my wheel-well...lol
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:11 PM   #18
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Think of a Moose :( YIKES and at 75mph <<<< OUCH Thats when I do take the ditch LOL
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:26 PM   #19
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My '66 Tempest couldn't clear a junk yard dog. I had to back off that beast.
Funny as hell though
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:46 PM   #20
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Think of a Moose :( YIKES and at 75mph <<<< OUCH Thats when I do take the ditch LOL
Yes, living in AK this is my worst nightmare .... this was in Canada.



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Old 12-22-2012, 01:48 PM   #21
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and then this craziness!

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