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    Feral cats sitting in intercooler duct.

    Just wondering if anyone has any for keeping feral cats off the hood and out of the intercooler duct.

    Every night when I leave work, I find fur, paw prints, last week found blood. It's getting frustrating to say the least.

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    put a defibrilator in your hood scoop with the buttons taped down.

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    I have a problem with rats in the engine bay of vehicles at my house. They are simply looking for a warm place to sleep on these cold nights. My wife and I now leave the hoods of our cars up when we get home to allow the engine bay to cool quickly. I then go out and close them before I go to bed. Don't know whether this is possible/safe where you work.

    I used to have a problem with cats climbing on my car elsewhere 15 years ago or so. I carried a small bottle of pepper in the car and when leaving the car for the night, I'd sprinkle just a little pepper on the corners of the bumpers and a little on the ground around the car. Seemed to work as they don't like pepper much. You can also go to a pet store and get something called bitter apple. It's meant to stop animals licking or chewing things (or themselves), so I'm not sure how much it smells. But it might be worth spraying a little of that around your car. Maybe not on the bodywork though.

    But, please, whatever you do, don't resort to any kind of poison. It's a horrible way to die and cats are just trying to survive the same as we are.

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    Prob'ly found a warm place to nap in... I'd try and make a "plug" out of styrofoam and close the scoop. Of course you'd have to put a red band on it "remove before flight"...
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    Hey Noob! Use the sear...wait, what?

    That's a tough one. I imagine they're doing that because of the residual heat. I don't know what you could do for the hood, or what you could put into the scoop to keep them out of there that they wouldn't just pull out if they want to.
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    Oh, the other thing you could do is get an alarm with a proximity sensor. I used to have one on an old car. Every time someone (or thing) walks near it, it buzzes. A little more costly than sprinkling pepper though.

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    Yikes. I normally wouldn't recommend this but looks like you need a scoop grill & a dog in your car. And I guess it is too late for a clearbra.

    The proximity sensor sounds like a good idea. Would have to be with an aftermarket alarm though & is tough to fine tune. Or get a factory shock sensor ,although I'm not sure how much you can fine tune that to detect a cat on the hood.
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    You don't use Tag for Sick Cats, do you!?





    I did think of that bitter apples spray, but: 1. Not sure about what it might do to the paint, and 2. That's more for stopping chewing or licking, which I don't imagine the cats are doing to your hood.
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    Not cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soobvirgin View Post
    Not cool.

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    I'm only kidding...I throw the ferals that live under the warfs up here in Portland some food occasionally...

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    a small bowl of antifreeze sitting by your car will take of that problem...

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    Feral cats sitting in intercooler duct.

    Quote Originally Posted by mlryan View Post
    a small bowl of antifreeze sitting by your car will take of that problem...
    Not only will you have dead cats around your car, but also any other poor animal that wanders by.

    I'm hardly a PETA member, but I vastly prefer deterrent methods for animals that are still outdoors rather than outright killing. The car cover idea is a good one. I'm lucky enough to have an enclosed garage to park in.

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    Mark your territory on your hood?

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