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Thread: I got attacked while handcycling yesterday

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    I got attacked while handcycling yesterday

    I'd just left the office and was cycling down a hill, when a massive goose entered a dive from some 100ft high and came at face level directly towards me.

    Right at the last minute the goose pulled up with its wings spread.....squarking and then hissing as it pealed away over my hands coverring my face....

    I carried on stunned after a brief wtf moment....

    I then became aware that this beast had flown behind me. I tried to peer over my left shoulder, but I was blinded by the sun. The bird was right in my 6 o'clock diving steeply; it had me in its sights, I was a sitting duck.

    SMMMAACCcckkkkkk....I felt the bird spack me upside the back of the head as it attacked me from behind......I knew I had taken a direct hit but tried to focus on staying straight and level.....

    My adrenaline was flowing, I peddaled as hard as I could and made it out of the kill-zone.....

    Scary stuff I'll tell you.

    On the way back (up hill), I stopped and we had a stand-off........I was carefully escorted up that hill by much wing-beating and hissing.

    Anyway, I'll be headed out for a repeat sortie in about 40 minutes, only this time I have ammunition; a couple of slices of bread in a plastic bag......

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    (just noticed my thread was # 19,000 in this Life forum....!!!! Lets celebrate..!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkB701 View Post
    Anyway, I'll be headed out for a repeat sortie in about 40 minutes, only this time I have ammunition; a couple of slices of bread in a plastic bag......
    Hoping that it chokes on the plastic bag?

    Wow, what an experience. I got pecked by a swan once, that was kind of freaky.

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    Crazy. I've never liked birds.
    Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.

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    I just l'dmfao. Thanks, Mark!

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    I have been goosed before, but never quite like you. My grandmother had geese and they were vicious. The Romans used them as watch dogs. They do have an innate mean streak. Were you around water where it might have had a nest? All birds will protect their young. Here in SC we have mocking birds and they will really attack people when they are nesting. On the other hand, you may have wheeled over some good grass that it had its eye on. lol
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    Whew-when I read the subject I thought a human, like a mugger attacked you.

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    Yeah my cousins had a big gander that I was shit scared of as a kid , he would always go for the balls as I recall.

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    Canada Goose or domestic goose?

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