CT porcupine proof?

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To go along with the camp mode, and the tongue in cheek apocalypse package... the CT having protection from porcupines is no joke! With old ICE vehicles you need to worry because they eat gas lines, brake lines and tires (least the CT onlay has the tires to worry about)! What can the Tesla engineers come up with here? salty tasting tires?





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I'd settle for porcupine proof dogs. By this I mean dogs that are smart enough to leave porcupines alone if they have been quilled before.
 
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ok everyone laughed (hopefully) about porcupine proof tires..... or not. we might also need beaver safe tires. betting ppl saw the beaver eating through fibre internet cable to Tumbler Ridge, BC, Canada. eh?

 

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I have had a few dogs with quills in them... but never a tire. How unlucky do you have to be? When a porcupine crosses a road, its spines face down, not up.

I even got to do a necropsy on a porcupine in high school ^-^. Our school was too poor for frogs.

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I have had a few dogs with quills in them... but never a tire. How unlucky do you have to be? When a porcupine crosses a road, its spines face down, not up.

I even got to do a necropsy on a porcupine in high school ^-^. Our school was too poor for frogs.

-Crissa

It is not their quills. they eat rubber
 

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I have had a few dogs with quills in them... but never a tire. How unlucky do you have to be? When a porcupine crosses a road, its spines face down, not up.

I even got to do a necropsy on a porcupine in high school ^-^. Our school was too poor for frogs.

-Crissa
You’ve had a very varied life my friend :)
 

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To go along with the camp mode, and the tongue in cheek apocalypse package... the CT having protection from porcupines is no joke! With old ICE vehicles you need to worry because they eat gas lines, brake lines and tires (least the CT onlay has the tires to worry about)! What can the Tesla engineers come up with here? salty tasting tires?
There was another thread about rodent-proofing, so can we lump all animals that might damage the CT internals together? I suspect that there is little anyone can do to complexly animal proof their vehicles and we have already heard that Teslas aren’t.
 

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You’ve had a very varied life my friend :)
Grew up in the temperate rain forest, went to school where our vocational classes were machine, radio, and forestry; lived in a fishing town as a pre-teen, hung out at the interpretive center in the summer and went to university in the desert ^-^ My spouse is always amazed that even now, I've been fired from more jobs than she's had, and I haven't ben fired since we've been together for twenty years.

Life is just full of weird things, best to just lean into it!

It is not their quills. they eat rubber
...I... I know they eat bark, but... tires?

This is the first I have ever heard of them eating tires. O-o Is this a new thing? Like how some modern plastics smell like food to rats?

-Crissa
 

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There was another thread about rodent-proofing, so can we lump all animals that might damage the CT internals together? I suspect that there is little anyone can do to complexly animal proof their vehicles and we have already heard that Teslas aren’t.
All Tesla needs to do design the food version of alloys they use (something maximum number of offenders will like). Keep some in a sealed container with automated hatch that is opened by Sentry mode When a shady character gives your tires a funny look. If they have something better to eat, they won’t eat your tire. We pay off all the animals around our house with food and they never act up (kinda like protection nuts and seeds).
 

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All Tesla needs to do design the food version of alloys they use (something maximum number of offenders will like). Keep some in a sealed container with automated hatch that is opened by Sentry mode When a shady character gives your tires a funny look. If they have something better to eat, they won’t eat your tire. We pay off all the animals around our house with food and they never act up (kinda like protection nuts and seeds).
OMG. Is this you?
 

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There was another thread about rodent-proofing, so can we lump all animals that might damage the CT internals together? I suspect that there is little anyone can do to complexly animal proof their vehicles and we have already heard that Teslas aren’t.
The main animal I'm worried about with the CT is the human. Not so much that a human will do something horrible with my CT, Tesla is doing a pretty awesome job of designing away most of those concerns. But rather what other humans will do once they get themselves a CT. I can imagine people driving through buildings, jumping draw bridges, adding artillery (flame-throwers or machine guns anyone?), drag racing on city streets, and other less than savory behavior. In many ways, the CT could be an ideal Mad Max vehicle. Not the future I'd want to experience.
 

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OMG. Is this you?
I'm going to sit on a snow-covered bench. Holy smokes. OMG. Yes! Yes! Yes! I'm wall-to-wall raccoon. Ready? Let's go. OMG, this is crazy. This is crazy. You know, there's gotta be 30 raccoons at least. I don't know where they all come from. OMG... Yep, they all love me. Cause I got the food!
You're about to have rabies at this rate. And just wait till you have to go out of town some weekend. Those 30 are going to break into your house looking for another 8 lbs of hot dogs.
 
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...I... I know they eat bark, but... tires?

-Crissa

Brake lines and fuel lines absolutely. for fact! Kokanee Galcier! Tires, not so sure first hand but, had heard they do.

also curious if CT will be safe from...
 
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