Ok maybe slight exaggeration but today I was ducked. As in chased by a duck when running (yeah that in itself is shocking) opposite the Regatta Hotel in Brisbane. And it occurred to me that over the past 10 years or so that I've been training in and around Brisbane I've been attacked or at least chased by many many animals.
In the air I've been attacked by magpies, butcher birds and Indian Minors. I'm not talking about being buzzed by them but actually attacked and been injured. Now today a duck chased me. I've also had a kookaburra fly straight into the side of my car once.
In the water I've been stung by jellyfish. But I know others have been attacked by sharks at Straddie. And now I'm told there's an angry catfish at Enoggera dam that's attacking anyone who swims near it. And signs have just gone up at some bayside beaches warning of stonefish. I've also heard iirukanji have been spotted in south-east Qld waters recently.
On land I've been chased by dogs and nearly run over red bellied black snakes, brown snakes and pythons. And of course nearly been killed when cycling on the road by angry bogans.
Have I forgotten any?
Also this might be a good time to welcome any international visitors to our wonderful country 😋