If you’re familiar with the more intelligent members of the animal kingdom, then you’re probably familiar with the frighteningly clever magpie. They rank right up there with dolphins and crows as far as brainpower is concerned. For most of the year, magpies and their complex social rituals are fascinating to watch. But during mating season, all bets are off.
At this point in the year, they like to swoop and attack those who they perceive as being too close to their nests. This can create some pretty terrifying scenarios…especially if you happen to be riding by on a bicycle. Just ask this cyclist from Shellharbour, Australia.
When they say that everything in Australia is trying to kill you, it’s true. Not even some of the smartest birds on Earth care about your safety Down Under.