Washington, DC

bird attack
Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

“Dear PoPville,

This may sound out of left field but I promise I am not making it up. I have a small (ten pound) dog and live near the Petworth metro. Near where I live, there is a bird that every time I walk past where it hangs out, it dives at my dog, 2-3 times until we are past where it is nesting. This isn’t a big bird, it is about 4-5 inches long I would guess so very clearly has no chance of picking up a ten pound animal. Does anyone have any idea what is going on here? I thought it was a fluke the first time, but it has since happened on three different occasions.”

Ed. Note: The bird must have a nest there right? I was once dive bombed ruthlessly while trimming some bushes. Turns out there was a nest in the bushes. My old neighbor made fun of me for years afterwards. Imagine me waving clippers over head while running around the yard in circles.

Or could this be something else?


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