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Old 05-19-2005, 06:16 AM   #1
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Warning, those living Houston. Don't piss off the birds!!!!!!

[q]Hostile Grackles Attack People in Houston

Wed May 18, 7:24 AM ET

HOUSTON - Like a scene from the horror movie "The Birds," large black grackles are swooping down on downtown Houston and attacking people's heads, hair and backs.

Authorities closed off a sidewalk after the aggressive birds, which can have 2-foot wingspans, flew out of magnolia trees Monday in front of the County Administration Building.

"They were just going crazy," said constable Wilbert Jue, who works at the building. "They were attacking everybody that walked by."

The grackles zeroed in on a lawyer who shooed a bird away before he tripped and injured his face, Jue said. The lawyer was treated for several cuts.

It appears that the birds are protecting their offspring. On Monday a young grackle had fallen out of its nest and adult birds attacked people who got too close, Jue said.

Another bird attacked a deputy county clerk.

"I hit him with a bottle," said Sylvia Velasquez. "The other birds came, and one attacked my blouse and on my back."

Two women came to help her after she fell to the ground, and the birds attacked them as well. The group escaped by running into the building.

"This is a very Hitchcock kind of story. Very Tippi Hedren," said downtown worker Laura Aranda Smith, referring to one of the stars of Alfred Hitchcock's move "The Birds."[/q]
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I read that if you have to walk by somewhere where the birds may go for you you should always bring an umbrella.
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A helmet with painted eyes on it is also good.

In Aus we have the "magpie experience" every spring.

Um, what's a grackle?
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this is a mean looking MF

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Were the grackles reading Shakespear?
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Their cousins must live in Disneyland

They're are always close to taking your head off

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Their cousins must live in Disneyland

They're are always close to taking your head off

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In Disneyworld too

But down here, it's the seagulls
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We get seagulls at school

When they show up everybody runs for cover. Even if you're under the awning, you can still get nailed
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