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One of the few one bands that had a pop sensibility (other than the Beatles), that I actually liked.
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for years people have known you paint eyes on your helmet (or just big black/white blobs depending on helmet color) and it keeps them further away - they'll still dive but will turn away much earlier, yet so many don't do it.
(All the posties do it, magpies love the posties on their little scooters, 5 days a week.)
I was out running and I ran past two large crows investigating something on the road
Same thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago. A car had hit a rabbit, whose body was lying in our company's entrance road. When I went out for a run, a turkey vulture was having lunch . Fortunately, they're neither defensive nor aggressive.
Ironically, that's exactly what it did. When I was younger and had hair, my beard was non-existent. I'm older, have lost most of my hair, but can now manage a respectable amount of scruff (much to the wife's disgust).
It is a sad outcome but really the fault is with the cyclist.
Everyone should know not to swerve your vehicle excessively to avoid a rabbit, roo, or other animal.
It puts you in danger in lieu of them. A peck on the helmet isn't going to hurt you. He just stuffed up. Did the wrong thing and didn't get the chance to learn from his mistake.
It is magpie season here now. They only swoop for about 6 weeks during the spring when their young are hatching. The rest of the year they carol and sing to us. They are wonderful.
Oh and I should add that they never swoop their friends, as in people that they know or love.
Lost a few good mates before puberty and a lot more after that.
But that is just life here down under.
...and every where else I assume.
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