September 27, 2010
Swart suffered some interference from a magpie out on the course. “Trixi and I and the other riders in the break, kind of got attacked by the magpies,” explained Swart. “I don’t know if that’s normal, but apparently it happens to be so.
“You come to Australia to see kangaroos but all I have seen is magpies,” she added. “They kind of remind me of squirrels or possums in America, they are always on the road.”
Gilbert lucky to survive “large bird” attack. Locals resort to antennae. He’ s either on Mars or Oz
I once raced with a Singaporean guy who claimed that “an eagle” (read ‘magpie’, a fairly aggressive meateater in the nesting season) had attacked him during a race on the old Yanderra course near Mittagong. Well those black-and-white Aussie “eagles” are after the Belgians now….