ORANGE – The 2008 Ford F-150 gets about 14 miles-per-gallon in the city, but a small bird found a shiny, red F-150 with a lift kit in the parking lot of the Ford of Orange dealership to be environmentally friendly.
Workers at the dealership, located at 1350 W. Katella Ave., noticed the bird had built a nest at the base of the windshield when the truck was delivered to the lot last week. After further inspection, Floor Manager Paul Corrigan said the bird had laid two eggs.
"That's probably never going to happen again in a lifetime," Corrigan said. "I've seen rabbits and possums, but for a bird to build its nest right there is something special."
Corrigan said the dealership won't try to move the nest and won't sell the truck until the eggs hatch.
"We've had a couple of guys come in and make offers," Corrigan said. "I think I'm going to put up a bird feeder and water bath."
Until the eggs hatch, the truck has been roped off and has become a conversation piece for salesmen and shoppers.
"It makes people more comfortable while they're here," Corrigan said. "It's a new birth for Ford."
Hat tip to Wagga for this find!