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Old 01-09-11, 07:17 PM   #1
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Getting old means the birds aren't interested any more. Good, eh?

Non-Australians may be unfamiliar with the Australian magpie (Gymnorhyna tibicen) - a charming and intelligent creature except in the nesting season, when it can turn truly ferocious. The Macquarie Dictionary describes it as having 'a solid body, strong legs and a large pointed bill' - it could have added that the bill is made of stainless steel. In spring it's the bane of cyclists and pedestrians, and can open up your scalp or even take out an eye.

Now research shows that there's a splendid cure for magpie attack. Just get old.

http://www.youtube.com/user/gib395#p/a/u/0/ES_n4DgJDHs
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Old 01-09-11, 07:32 PM   #2
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BF member Chris L wrote once, "What I need is a tandem, a squash racquet and a daring & ruthless accomplice. Is anyone in?"
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Old 01-09-11, 10:34 PM   #3
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Wonder how Shifty's new helmet would work?
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Old 01-10-11, 08:56 PM   #4
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A surplus cabbage patch kevlar military helmet might be the ticket for that evil sounding bird.

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I've also found that to be true, but in the (perhaps dated) British colloquial usage of the term "bird".
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I've also found that to be true, but in the (perhaps dated) British colloquial usage of the term "bird".
Exactly what I was expecting when I opened the thread... sigh.
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The video explains why the red-wing black birds attack me with or without a helmet. I'm buying a wig for next spring.
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