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* ''Dragonlinks'' by Paul Collins is mostly set in a fantasy world, but has a sequence in which a wizard is temporarily transported to our world or one like it. He arrives in the vicinity of a busy motorway, and interprets the cars as some kind of monstrous creature and the lane markings as the equivalent of the protective markings around a summoning circle, preventing them from taking off in all directions.


* Motor vehicles in Creator/RichardAdams' {{xenofiction}} ''Literature/WatershipDown'' are called "hrududu," by rabbits, an onomatopoeia of their engine noise. Though most of the nomad rabbits are fearful of these things, and debate whether or not they're living creatures, Bigwig dares to sit on the centerline of a road while a passenger car passes by. "See? It's not interested," he remarks.

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Motor vehicles in Creator/RichardAdams' {{xenofiction}} ''Literature/WatershipDown'' are called "hrududu," by rabbits, an onomatopoeia of their engine noise. Though most of the nomad rabbits are fearful of these things, and debate whether or not they're living creatures, Bigwig dares to sit on the centerline of a road while a passenger car passes by. "See? It's not interested," he remarks.remarks.
** The traveling rabbits think that a train is a divine being. However the Efrafan rabbits live closer to trains and realize that they're just larger versions of "hrududu".


* Coyotes in North America have discovered that motor vehicles can't move laterally very well. When coyote hunters pursue them, coyotes run onto a roadway and play Roger-Dodge-'Em with the traffic. Hunters are too smart to risk being squished by drivers, and their pursuit dogs no longer regard vehicles as dangerous. Zoologists have found coyotes teach their pups this anti-pursuit trick,.

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* Coyotes [[ThoseWilyCoyotes Coyotes]] in North America have discovered that motor vehicles can't move laterally very well. When coyote hunters pursue them, coyotes run onto a roadway and play Roger-Dodge-'Em with the traffic. Hunters are too smart to risk being squished by drivers, and their pursuit dogs no longer regard vehicles as dangerous. Zoologists have found coyotes teach their pups this anti-pursuit trick,.

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* In ''Fanfic/WarriorsRewrite'', Clan cats call cars "monsters", as in canon. Firepaw knows them as "cars" due to his life as a kittypet. Cars don't scare him on default, but he's nervous about the highway that marks the border between [=ThunderClan=] and [=ShadowClan=].
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Most humans can interact with and use cars without issue. However, to animals, aliens, and other non-humans, cars are another story. To them, cars are not simple contraptions meant to transport people. They're huge, hulking masses of metal with eerily glowing lights that are constantly running by at high speeds. Oftentimes, characters don't understand that vehicles are objects and believe them to be alive. In {{xenofiction}}, cars are distinctly "other" and are amongst the biggest threats to characters. [[FridgeLogic Nevermind the fact]] that aliens capable of interstellar travel really should understand the concept of vehicular transportation.

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Most humans can interact with and use cars without issue. However, to animals, aliens, and other non-humans, and time-travelers, cars are another story. To them, cars are not simple contraptions meant to transport people. They're huge, hulking masses of metal with eerily glowing lights that are constantly running by at high speeds. Oftentimes, characters don't understand that vehicles are objects and believe them to be alive. In {{xenofiction}}, cars are distinctly "other" and are amongst the biggest threats to characters. [[FridgeLogic Nevermind the fact]] that aliens capable of interstellar travel really should understand the concept of vehicular transportation.


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* In ''The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'', Ford Prefect thought that cars were the dominant earth lifeform while he was researching earth, which is why he chose that name (because he thought it was a common earth name).

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* In ''The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'', ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', Ford Prefect thought that cars were the dominant earth lifeform life form while he was researching earth, which is why he Earth. He also chose that his human name (because he thought it was a off of the common earth name).British car, the Ford Prefect.


* While most motor vehicles in Disney's ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' are routine traffic, and while Fagan's scooter ''cum'' shopping cart is laughable, TheVillain's matte black sedan is portrayed as ominous, like a V-8 version of Darth Vader. When this villain pursues his fleeing quarry into the subway tunnels with this car, it heightens this effect.

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* While most motor vehicles in Disney's ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' are routine traffic, and while Fagan's scooter ''cum'' shopping scooter-cum-shopping cart is laughable, TheVillain's matte black sedan is portrayed as ominous, like a V-8 version of Darth Vader. When this villain pursues his fleeing quarry into the subway tunnels with this car, it heightens this effect.



* A phobia of driving cars is called "vehohobia".
* Exploited by coyotes in North America: they've discovered that motor vehicles can't move laterally very well. When coyote hunters pursue them, coyotes run onto a roadway and play Roger-Dodge-'Em with the traffic. Hunters are too smart to risk being squished by bad drivers, and their pursuit dogs no longer regard vehicles as dangerous. And worse: zoologists have found coyotes teach their pups this anti-pursuit trick.

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* A phobia of driving cars is called "vehohobia".
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* Exploited by coyotes Coyotes in North America: they've America have discovered that motor vehicles can't move laterally very well. When coyote hunters pursue them, coyotes run onto a roadway and play Roger-Dodge-'Em with the traffic. Hunters are too smart to risk being squished by bad drivers, and their pursuit dogs no longer regard vehicles as dangerous. And worse: zoologists Zoologists have found coyotes teach their pups this anti-pursuit trick.trick,.

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* The moles of ''Literature/{{Duncton Wood}}'' fear 'screaming owls' that kill moles trying to cross what human readers can identify as a road.





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* Exploited by coyotes in North America: they've discovered that motor vehicles can't move laterally very well. When coyote hunters pursue them, coyotes run onto a roadway and play Roger-Dodge-'Em with the traffic. Hunters are too smart to risk being squished by bad drivers, and their pursuit dogs no longer regard vehicles as dangerous. And worse: zoologists have found coyotes teach their pups this anti-pursuit trick.

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* Exploited by coyotes in North America: they've discovered that motor vehicles can't move laterally very well. When coyote hunters pursue them, coyotes run onto a roadway and play Roger-Dodge-'Em with the traffic. Hunters are too smart to risk being squished by bad drivers, and their pursuit dogs no longer regard vehicles as dangerous. And worse: zoologists have found coyotes teach their pups this anti-pursuit trick.trick.
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* Discussed/invoked in the nature documentary ''Hornets: A Sting in the Tale'' - as a hornet's nest is demolished by a digger, the narrator describes it as an "iron dinosaur" immune to stinging.

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* In ''Film/TheAdventuresOfMiloAndOtis'', when Milo sees a train for the first time, he has no idea what it is, and the narrator states that Milo "kept his eye out for those noisy animals".
* Discussed/invoked in the nature documentary ''Hornets: A Sting in the Tale'' - as a hornet's nest is demolished by a digger, the narrator describes it as an "iron dinosaur" immune to stinging.


Most humans can interact with and use cars without issue. However, to animals, aliens, and other non-humans, cars are another story. To them, cars are not simple contraptions meant to transport people. They're huge, hulking masses of metal with eerily glowing lights that are constantly running by at high speeds. Oftentimes, characters don't understand that vehicles are objects and believe them to be alive. In {{xenofiction}}, cars are distinctly "other" and are amongst the biggest threats to characters.

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Most humans can interact with and use cars without issue. However, to animals, aliens, and other non-humans, cars are another story. To them, cars are not simple contraptions meant to transport people. They're huge, hulking masses of metal with eerily glowing lights that are constantly running by at high speeds. Oftentimes, characters don't understand that vehicles are objects and believe them to be alive. In {{xenofiction}}, cars are distinctly "other" and are amongst the biggest threats to characters.
characters. [[FridgeLogic Nevermind the fact]] that aliens capable of interstellar travel really should understand the concept of vehicular transportation.


* ''Film/{{Duel}}'' is about an ordinary man who is being followed by a large truck whose [[TheFaceless mostly unseen]] driver appears intent on killing him for unknown reasons. The truck's grungy appearance and massive size, and the fact that the driver is barely visible and never makes his intentions clear, give it the sense of it being an EldritchAbomination.

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* ''Film/{{Duel}}'' is about an ordinary man who is being followed by a large truck whose [[TheFaceless mostly unseen]] driver appears intent on killing him for unknown reasons. The truck's grungy appearance and massive size, and the fact that the driver is barely visible and never makes his intentions clear, give it the sense of it being an EldritchAbomination.MechanicalAbomination.


* In the very first issue of ''Manga/Dragon Ball'', Goku mistakes Bulma's car as a monster.

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* In the very first issue of ''Manga/Dragon Ball'', ''Manga/DragonBall'', Goku mistakes Bulma's car as a monster.

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* In the very first issue of ''Manga/Dragon Ball'', Goku mistakes Bulma's car as a monster.

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