You know how you are walking down the street and there are a bunch of birds (in this case, pigeons) just loitering around and peeking the ground or whatever. Then suddenly, without any warning, they all just take off (towards you) and it looks as they will hit you (because they are flying really low) but they never really do?
Well yesterday my friend and I were walking down the street to get to our next class, and we were just chatting, minding our own business. Then there were this huge flock of birds there and they started to take off. You always get this reflex to kind of duck a bit as they do this, which was a good thing this time, because one of the birds actually collided into my friend. Fortunately for him, he got his arm up in time to protect himself, or else that stupid fucking bird would have hit him in the head.
Anyways, the bird was flapping its wings like mad, as if it was trying to break through my friend's arm. The bird finally figured it out and realized that if it wanted to get by, he/she would have to go around my friend's arm, which it did, and then flew off into the distance. This all happened within like 3s, all the while my friend was screaming. It was hiliarious to watch, but I was also kind of startled by it. I think my friend will be emotionally scarred for life.
Has anyone else experienced or observed a similar situation?