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« on: June 24, 2008, 14:39 PM »
Greetings All,
Worrying news from the Beeb:
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Chicago residents have been sharing tips about how to avoid coming under attack by dive-bombing blackbirds.
Of course, the US has always been known for its high level of violence in society - it was only a matter of time before it spread to other species of the lacal fauna.
I particularly like the bit where an ornithologist said “angry blackbirds could be deterred by a direct stare.”
And then of course the following bit of advice was very dear to my heart (my bold):
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Potential victims are taking new precautions to avoid the birds by changing their commuting patterns or cycling only with a helmet.
I’d’ve thought that would increase the risk of injury as it would expose other body parts for the blackbirds to attack...  :dancing:

Read more 'ere:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7470871.stm

Regs.,
Technopat
« Last Edit: June 24, 2008, 16:27 PM by Technopat »
Technopat's disclaimer: If this posting seems over the top and/or gets your goat (Sp. anyone?), please accept my apologies and don't take it personally - it's just my instinctive tendency to put my foot in it whenever/wherever possible. See also:
http://www.iberianatureforum.com/index.php/topic,266