I was attacked by birds today....twice!!

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  1. Danny Tse

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    I know....it has "The Birds" written all over it.

    On my way to work this morning, I was attacked by birds....twice!! As I crossed the street to the San Francisco Main Library, I hear the guy collecting the returned books and the library janitor talking about birds attacking pedestrians on this particular stretch of the sidewalk, which was lined by trees. After hearing that, I stayed away from the trees and walked close to the building, knowing the birds are probably protecting their nest. Sure enough, the guy walking ahead of me got hit on the head. He turned around quickly but the bird was gone. That's when I got attacked!! I stumbled forward as I got hit from behind. I recovered knowing what exactly hit me. I was thinking that should be it since there was considerable distance separating me and the tree I just walked by. Less than 10 steps later, I got hit from behind again. I quickly walked by the next tree and escaped further attacks.

    I am now traumatized and can't concentrate on work....
     
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    Take a day off and drive up to Bodega Bay [​IMG]

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    Be sure to take a pair of lovebirds with you.
    And dont stop by any schoolyards while youre there.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Then the birds have won.
     
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    Carry a tennis racket and start swinging if you see them coming.
     
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    Let me guess. Swallows? Yup. We got 'em here too. They even divebomb the cats and chase the crows. They sure are brave! They swarm around me when I'm outside and attempt to poop on me.
     
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    Years ago when I lived in the country, we had a cat that used to get dive-bombed by birds. Until the day one bird got overly confident and the cat leaped up and snatched the bird right out of the air.

    I think the birds were more careful after that. [​IMG]
     
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    Tippy :b
     
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    Nope, it's these tiny black birds. I have no idea what they are, but they pack quite a "punch" for their size.

    So I was e-mailing my friend, who works for a leading vaccine manufacturer, whether he has something for bird flu. Just in case that damn bird carried diseases.
     
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    This is why I rarely ever go to the beach, damn seagulls are all over the boardwalk and I have seen people get hit. Hell, I think I even saw a woman attacked by a whole gang of them who roughed her up before snatching and flying away with her purse. [​IMG]

    That sucks though, Danny.
     
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    While playing golf a number of years ago in Kansas, I was nailed by a hawk. I had seen the bird a couple of mins earlier dive bomb a twosome ahead of me. The bird hit me on top of the head so hard, it jarred my neck, I thought I had been hit with a 3 wood. I swung back with a 9 iron to no avail.

    True story
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    Maybe your head was too big?

    (I swear, everything can be tied back to a Seinfeld episode... everything).
     
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    That hawk may have gotten the wrong impression of golf. "Hit a birdie? Hit an eagle?! Not on my watch!"
     
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    That episode was hilarious.

    Damn bird flew right into your head.
     
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    "...not like he could avoid it."

    "I'm a walkin' candy apple!"

    Just messin with ya Danny. [​IMG]

    Hey, it could have been worse, you could have been on a roller coaster at the time like Fabio. [​IMG]
     
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    Oh man, I'd forgotten about that Fabio incident! Someone post some photos quick!
     

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