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Joke translation

I am trying to translate a number of Gary Larsen, 'Far Side' jokes into French. Unfortunately, my French is very limited. In one, a dog wife is talking to the friend of her (dog) husband, and referring to a trophy (the front of a car) over the fireplace mantle she says, “Don’t listen to him George. He didn’t catch it….The stupid thing swerved to miss him and ran into a tree.”
Google translates this as, “Ne l'écoute pas George. Il ne l'a pas attrapé ... La chose stupide a fait un écart pour lui manquer et a couru dans un arbre. "
Is that correct? Especially, the phrase, “pour lei masquer” looks suspiciously wrong. Are there any native Swiss french speakers in this forum who could help me with this.
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Re: Joke translation

Use deepl.com instead of google translate. Still not perfect but much better and it let you chose some variants.

For Far Side, actual text is not always important: https://imgur.com/gallery/xECam
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