Rider Gets Fish-Bombed By Osprey Near Lake

Want to escape stress and traffic to ride your motorcycle at peace? Then head out of town for the weekend - the nature might get you if you’re not paying attention.
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Photo: screenshot from YouTube
Yeah, riding in a busy city is pretty challenging. You got to continuously scan the road and your surroundings for stupid drivers, potholes, wet manhole covers, annoying bicyclists darting around without knowing the road rules and much more.

That’s why most urban riders prefer to pack up and say goodbye to the concrete jungle for the weekend, taking some rarely used back roads and relax. But the absence of traffic doesn’t mean you should totally relax and stop scanning for danger as sometimes nature itself might get in your way.

Apart from wet spots/leaves in blind corners or the occasional sand and some branches fallen on the road, you could get hit by animals. Deer are known to jump in front of bikers out of nowhere from the side of the road and so can a dog, fox, sheep, rabbit or any other wild animal that gets scared from the sound of your revving engine.

Most surprisingly, you could get a fish to the face if you’re riding alongside some water basin like this biker almost had. And no, fishes haven’t evolved so much to jump out of the water to attack people on land, but ospreys could in fact bombard you with such a gill-bearing aquatic craniate.

The osprey (aka the fish eagle, sea hawk, river hawk or fish hawk) is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey reaching more than 60 cm (24 in) in length and 180 cm (71 in) across the wings. Paired with an excellent eyesight and high agility, the osprey can plunge feet first into the water and catch fishes up to 2 kg (4.4 lb).

After the bird gets satiated, it will then start making fun of other poor creatures that haven’t been given the ability to fly free by bombing them with fresh, slimy fish. Such as the rider in the video below.

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