Garage Doors Left Open Lead To Wildlife Visit


CAR COVERED: 1941 Chevrolet Pickup

WHAT WENT WRONG: The insured walked into his garage to find his truck under attack by wild turkeys. The three gobblers pecked and scratched his pickup, including the roof, hood, fenders, and door.

DAMAGE: There were scratches over much of the body of the truck. Total cost of the claim: $527.50

CAUSE: The insured left the garage door open.

Hagerty Protection Network TIP:  While this is certainly an unusual claim, the cause was not. You may feel secure that you’re in a “safe” neighborhood, but an open door leaves your car vulnerable to anyone (or anything) that might wander in when your back is turned. And while the motive of this rogue band of turkeys is unclear (a Thanksgiving vendetta?), you should always close – and lock – your garage door.


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