By Journal Pioneer staff
TIGNISH, PEI – Benny Bernard can drive his truck again.
The truck had been parked from May 11 to May 21 while Benny and Mary Bernard were out-of-province.
But the Harper Road resident said he had been taking the truck on short trips practically every day since returning from their trip.
That is, until Friday.
He drove the truck to Brian Gavin’s for some brake work Friday morning. “When I got there (to pick it up), Brian said, ‘We’re not making any noise.’ I said, ‘Why?’ Well, he said, ‘There’s some birds in the bumper of your truck.”
It was only after taking the truck home and parking it on Friday that Bernard took note of swallows flying in under the rear bumper. And that’s after the truck being away from 7:30. a.m. until 3 p.m. that day. On previous days, he said, the truck would be gone for, maybe, an hour at a time.
So, after being alerted to the family in his bumper, Bernard said he decided to park the truck until the babies were big enough to fly. He didn’t have to wait much longer as they departed the nest Monday.
Just to be sure, Bernard said he might leave the truck parked another day or so to see whether the family would return.