There is this bird called a magpie. It is a territorial, aggressive bastard. It attacks ciclysts. I started riding my bike this year as I got a new bike as a gift from my family. On the same week I got my Australian right to vote and do jury duty, I also got introduced to a common Australian situation: being atacked by a magpie.
These birds are protected species therefore it is a crime to kill them. All my dreams and scheming to get rid of one (which used to swoop at me around my house) were shattered when I read the penalty. Either $100,000aud or 1 year in prison for killing these feathered varmints.
And this are the suggestions for how not to get swooped by them in the entrance of the botanical gardens of Adelaide.