About 10 years ago I was in Canberra and got attacked by a bird.
This is common in Australia, especially in spring. You’ll often see cyclists with pointy things out of their helmets to deter attacks, which may be as effective as tar under the eyes to reflect sunlight (I’m looking at you, Tom Brady).
In 2011 I was attacked by a magpie and punched it in the face (beak).
A tongue-in-cheek video made by the ACT Government and posted to Facebook has already garnered thousands of views.
The video came with a serious message even though it was shot and edited like an Alfred Hitchcock thriller.
“Human food, like bread, is bad for birds’ digestive systems. They begin to see humans as a food source, which can increase their numbers in urban areas significantly and the chance of disease spreading climbs.
“If you’ve ever been to Trafalgar Square you’ll know what we’re talking about.
“Let’s keep the bush capital beautiful.”
But of course, being government, they only shared it on facebook and I can’t embed it. Put it on youtube.