Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-09-2016, 02:51 PM   #1
Jamesp's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,659
I got broadsided on my way to work this morning...

By a racoon!

A big one was chasing an even bigger one across the median into the road right in front of me just before sunrise. If you felt the earth tilt slightly on its axis early this morning that was me nailing the brakes. I'd slowed from 45MPH down to about 10MPH and saw the bigger one scoot out in front of the car. The smaller apparently confused by a huge squealing monster turned into my front fender and hit in front of the front wheel. Really made a heck of a bang. I saw him scamper back into the median in my side mirror.

And that will buff out!

2003 S manual
Jamesp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2016, 04:18 PM   #2
Known Gearhead
imon_2nd's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Fair Oaks, CA
Posts: 91
Not too bad a hit, James.

The last hour before sunrise is also an animal show in NorCal. Driving to work and still in my neighborhood one morning, I saw a Deer on the shoulder, so I stopped. The Deer was frozen in place. I crept forward very slowly to get past the animal. As my right front fender was even with the Deer, it leaped at my car, bounced off and fell onto its side on the shoulder of the road. I got out and walked over to the Deer. When I crouched down to take a close look, it rolled onto its feet and took off. The fender was toast. These days, when I spot an animal roadside, I stop if possible and beep my horn until it moves away.

My brother lives in Vermont. His stories about Moose on the road are much more scary.


2004 Boxster S
imon_2nd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2016, 07:37 PM   #3
Registered User
BYprodriver's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: O.C. CA
Posts: 3,280
I lived in Alaska in the late sixties when moose roamed freely just about anywhere. If a car hit a moose, often the moose would walk away & the car was totaled.
Snowplows where called Moose-gooser's.
2000 S Speed Yellow LN 3.6L cylinders & pistons, triple row IMSB upgrade, R&R connecting rods, billet tensioner paddle&,oilpump driveshaft.Heads rebuilt by F6I with new valves & springs.Cayman airbox & MAF housing, 996 intake plenum & 75mm T/B. Fabspeedsport converters &Dansk muffler
BYprodriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2016, 08:38 PM   #4
Certified Boxster Addict
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7,516
Its surprising how often animals run into cars!

A deer broad-sided my son's 325i square in the passenger door. $6,500 in damage. And yes, the deer got up and ran away.

Glad that the damage is fairly minor.
1999 996 C2 - sold - bought back - sold for more
1997 Spec Boxster BSR #254
1979 911 SC
POC Licensed DE/TT Instructor
thstone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 05:38 AM   #5
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: New England
Posts: 296
Seems to me the raccoon is definitely at fault. Did you exchange insurance info?
Need_for_speed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 06:14 AM   #6
Registered User
CoBeerToad's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Peoria IL
Posts: 526

CoBeerToad is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page