Surprise!!! Once when I was pheasant hunting with a buddy when I was about 16, a pheasant flew out of the trunk of my buddy's car when we got back to the house. It scared the crap out of both of us! The pheasant didn't get very far though. The dumb thing flew across the road and straight into a telephone line, which either knocked it out again, or killed it. We didn't take any chances either way that time. My buddy walked across the road, picked the pheasant up, and wrung its neck.