Animals and motors this World Animal Day!

Posted on 04 October 2018 by CarTakeBack

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As it's World Animal Day, we thought we'd take a look at the more unusual and inspired moments connecting animals and cars.

Cars turned into animals

When cars are modified, it's not always using go-faster stripes and LED lights.

This Ford KA decided it belonged to the ocean and was modified into a whale.

Whale car

This 1984 Ford Econoline was transformed into the Mutts Cutts Van. Unfortunately we haven't seen one of these on the road, but it was a memorable part of the Dumb and Dumber Movie!

Mutts Cutts van from Dumb and Dumber.

Not just limiting ourselves to driveable cars, this fantastic animal sculpture was created by artist Hasan Novrozi using scrap metal from cars and other items saved form landfill.

Horse Sculpture Sculpture of Horse

Animals In Cars

Cars aren't just used by humans.

A dove was found nesting on a police patrol car in Ohio, USA. Rather than serving her with an eviction notice, officers gave this expectant mother shelter with an umbrella, cordoned off the car so that no one would disturb her, and even dug up some worms for her dinner!

police car with dove nest

We all know that many dogs love car rides and find road trips a great form of entertainment. This video show just how much they love to stick their noses in the air!

And finally, a little reminder:

With the winter months fast approaching, remember that cats sometimes use cars as shelter. A quick tap on the bonnet before starting your car will make sure that your furry neighbours are not under the wheel arches, or in the engine bay where it is warm and dry.

Cats under wheel arch in winter.

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