Woodpecker defeats boat

The claims world is rife with cases of the unusual and bizarre.

There has been the case of a tiger loose in an office building after it escaped from a cruise ship cage; a rental car severely damaged after a stunt rider drove over the hood; and then there was the policyholder who hid Christmas presents in the oven, but forgot to warn his wife who turned it on to get ready for the turkey.

Backchat therefore wasn’t surprised to learn of a recent strange claim from Zurich involving a battle between a woodpecker and a boat.

What was brow-lifting, however, was that the woodpecker won. After pecking at the bow of a boat, the woodpecker created enough damage to result in a claim that the insurer had to pay.