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Old 10-19-11, 01:57 PM   #1
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Default Lexus SUV to get new beak grill ala Acura????

Well, not quite what you were expecting....

Courtesy Jalopnik BY RAPHAEL ORLOVE

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Mechanic saves adorable hawk jammed into Lexus grille

In one of the more bizarre animal automotive rescues we've seen, a Texas mechanic freed a red-tailed hawk from the grille of a Lexus it was jammed into after a high-speed highway collision. The result? "Grille Hawk" — the most adorable photo of a hawk ever.

Red-tailed hawks have adapted well to humans and urban environments, but there are still collisions between the birds and moving vehicles. This time, however, the bird lived thanks to careful work by Matt Whitehead, a local Lexus mechanic.

When the upscale Toyota pulled into the service bay, no one expected the hawk to be alive, as it was completely motionless. It was while Whitehead was removing the grille when he saw the bird blink, and he realized the bird was indeed alive. He managed to get the bird out from the SUV, but it couldn't quite fly, so Whitehead took the bird to the vet.

There, Greg Moore looked after the hawk and, seeing that nothing was broken, figured that it may soon fly again. Thanks go to Whitehead and the other Lexus mechanics for saving this red-tail. Moore himself said that "They did a good job - handled the bird well." Whitehead said that he was happy just to do some good for an animal. He called the whole ordeal "definitely extraordinary…I wish that every day would end that happy."



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Old 10-19-11, 01:58 PM   #2
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I read this story recently. I think its great that the bird survived
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Old 10-19-11, 02:15 PM   #3
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You really had to care to get that bird out in good shape. Hats off to these fellas.
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Old 10-19-11, 02:31 PM   #4
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Wow, amazing the hawk lived!
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Old 10-19-11, 03:05 PM   #6
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Default Mechanic saves hawk from Lexus grille

I came across this while browsing Jalopnik and I figured I'd post it here. Glad to see the little guy survived. Its a GX460 btw.








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In one of the more bizarre animal automotive rescues we've seen, a Texas mechanic freed a red-tailed hawk from the grille of a Lexus it was jammed into after a high-speed highway collision. The result? "Grille Hawk" — the most adorable photo of a hawk ever.
Red-tailed hawks have adapted well to humans and urban environments, but there are still collisions between the birds and moving vehicles. This time, however, the bird lived thanks to careful work by Matt Whitehead, a local Lexus mechanic.

When the upscale Toyota pulled into the service bay, no one expected the hawk to be alive, as it was completely motionless. It was while Whitehead was removing the grille when he saw the bird blink, and he realized the bird was indeed alive. He managed to get the bird out from the SUV, but it couldn't quite fly, so Whitehead took the bird to the vet.

There, Greg Moore looked after the hawk and, seeing that nothing was broken, figured that it may soon fly again. Thanks go to Whitehead and the other Lexus mechanics for saving this red-tail. Moore himself said that "They did a good job - handled the bird well." Whitehead said that he was happy just to do some good for an animal. He called the whole ordeal "definitely extraordinary…I wish that every day would end that happy."
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Old 10-19-11, 03:53 PM   #7
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Impressed the bird survived, a hawk is a little more solid but still nothing but a cotton ball with talons and tooth picks for bones
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Old 10-19-11, 04:13 PM   #8
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LOL at the pic of the hawk looking at the camera man. Like it's saying FU and your damn Lexus!!!
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Glad the little guy survived indeed.... it's kind of annoying when they do this "upscale toyota"
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Wow...that's awesome. That bird is beautiful too!
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Imagine how fast it had to be flying to just go straight through the grille like that.

I'm sorry Dave, didn't see your thread

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Glad the little guy survived indeed.... it's kind of annoying when they do this "upscale toyota"
I noticed that as well.

BTW, is that a 2010 LS460?
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Good article with a happy ending
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I noticed that as well.

BTW, is that a 2010 LS460?
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Wow I'm amazed it survived and glad it did! Good job to everyone involved!

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