Nose record? ( up close and personel )

To: "Bill Stent" <>
Subject: Nose record? ( up close and personel )
From: Peter Pfeiffer <>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 11:21:45 +0930
At 08:39 AM 9/20/2006, you wrote:

Of course, the wattlebird was in the process of attacking from behind as
I turned my head.  It was probably six inches and closing when I found
myself face to belly.  It broke off - or at least attempted to, and I
got clouted by wings on each ear as well as a nose full of belly.  I was
lucky, thinking about it, not to get an eye full of claws.

Hi Bill,

Your story reminded me of a funny / frightful experience two of my friends had.

We had just arrived at a dry creek bed just out of Milparinka. Gazza and Pete were walking up up the creek bed just checking things out when there was a hellava commotion. Screams and expletives, shock and laughter as they walked into two low flying, head-hight Wedge-tailed Eagles cruising at a rate of knots down the creek towards them. As the Wedgies turned a slight corner in the creek to meet Gazza and Pete, there was a lot of flapping and carry on as they pulled up and rose vertically almost instantly they saw them. The Wedgies were just as startled and surprised as Gazza and Pete. This happened only about a metre or so in front of my fellow travellers and I observed the whole thing from about 10 metres.

        One of the funniest things I have ever seen.




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