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A mallard flew clean through the windscreen of a woman's car, the Autoglass company reported

A mallard flew clean through the windscreen of a woman's car, the Autoglass company reported

A mallard flew clean through the windscreen of a woman's car, the Autoglass company reported

Snowballs, suicidal ducks and Susan Boyle CDs have all been blamed for damage to cars.

In the duck incident, a mallard flew clean through the windscreen of a woman's car, the Autoglass company reported.

The company was also called out last year to a driver who needed assistance after reporting he had cracked his windscreen using a Susan Boyle CD to scrape away ice.

In another incident, a snowball shattered a side window, while one driver summoned help after damage caused after he parked in front of a tee at a golf course.

One woman called to arrange a repair to a chipped windscreen but then realised her son had stuck a sweet to the inside of the screen.

Another driver complained of a rattling windscreen when the problem was an air freshener hitting the glass.

A woman complained that "an evil pheasant" had stalked her and attacked her husband's car, while another driver needed help after accidentally firing his shotgun inside his vehicle.

One man called to have a cracked rear window dealt with before realising that the problem was with someone else's car and that his was parked close by.

Autoglass managing director Matthew Mycock said: "Our technicians are always ready to deal with the unexpected but even they are sometimes surprised by the calls they receive.

"The UK's potholed and congested roads don't make things easy for motorists but sometimes it seems vehicle and glass damage is self-inflicted or the result of freak occurrences."

PA Media